3 Best-Selling Japanese Milk Candies

I think each country has a wide variety of hard candies, and of course, in Japan too, many high-quality delicious Ame candies are available. 

However, according to this article on Toyokezai.net, Japan’s total sales of hard candy have been on a decreasing trend since around 2003.

Despite that, since the level of Japanese candy is quite high, nowadays, some products are popular even outside of Japan. 

I’m Japanese, so I know a bunch of nice Ame treats, many of which I actually used to suck on when I was a kid. Among those, especially milk candies were my favorite.

Japan’s 3 Best-Selling Milk Candies

When it comes to Japanese milk candy, there are 3 standard items with a large market share, and today I will introduce the 3 best-selling hard milk candies I have loved for quite a long time.

UHA Mikakuto Tokuno Milk 8.2

UHA Mikakuto Tokuno Milk 8.2 Hard Candy

First off, Tokuno Milk 8.2 is one of Japan’s most popular milk candies produced and sold by UHA Mikakuto. Although in its name the number 8.2 is included, now the hard candy uses 10.2 percent milk fat.

Made with fresh cream from Hokkaido, this milk candy is packed with lots of flavor. It is not overly sweet and leaves a refreshing aftertaste.

Fujiya Milky

Fujiya Milky Milk Candy

Introduced by Fujiya in 1951, Milky has now become one of the best-known candies in Japan. Made from sweetened condensed milk, this Japanese treat has a somewhat hard, chewy texture.

In addition to carefully selected starch syrup, to enrich the taste, it also uses fresh cream from Hokkaido. 

What is better, the Milky candy is free from artificial flavors and colors, so you can give it to your children without worries.

Kanro Kin no Milk

Kanro Kin no Milk Candy

Lastly, Kin no Milk is a product Kanro put on the market in 2012 and later became a big hit. And today it has already become one of the top-selling milk candies.

With a moderate, gentle sweetness, this Japanese treat is especially characterized by its richness of milk with 14.6 percent milkfat.

Besides, without using artificial flavoring, the milk candy makes the most of the original natural flavor of milk.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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