Umeboshi Sheet : A new type of Japanese soft candy paste
When it comes to the Japanese food that goes well with steamed plain rice, the staple food of the Japanese, many of us Japanese like eating Umeboshi plums along with the rice. As you may know, the salted Ume plum, Umeboshi is a traditional Japanese food with more than a thousand years of history that is widely enjoyed in Japan.
Traditionally, Umeboshi are extremely sour and salty, but nowadays there are various types of Umeboshi products available at Japanese grocery stores that are mild and easy to eat.
Besides, various unique Umeboshi candies, from gummies to hard candies, have come out one after another. For example, Nobel Otoko Ume Gummy, about which I wrote the other day, is a relatively new Japanese gummy candy with a distinctive Umeboshi flavor, which is popular in Japan.
If I give another example of such relatively new unique Umeboshi candies, iFactory Umeboshi Sheet is the item that shouldn’t be forgotten.
iFactory Umeboshi Sheet
iFactory Umeboshi Sheet (Amazon.com) was introduced into the Japan’s market by iFactory about 10 years ago. It is a new type of Umeboshi candy that hadn’t been around until it went on the market. Actually, the Japanese candy consists of a sheet of soft candy paste as below.
These sheets of Umeboshi candies are quite unique in texture as they are somewhat hard and chewy like a sheet of chewing gum. Despite the appearance, this bite-sized candy has moderate sweetness and refreshing sourness, so even if you don’t like traditional Umeboshi plums, you will like it.
As for the ingredient of this Umeboshi candy, the main ingredients are Ume plum flesh, starch, sugar and salt.
The bag of this product is pocketable with a zipper, so it is convenient to carry around.
As I wrote above, iFactory Umeboshi Sheet is like a chewing gum rather than a gummy candy, so it features having a quite unique texture. The candy itself is tasty and addictive. Besides, the balance between sourness and sweetness is nice, so if the sourness suits your taste, I think you will like it.
|iFactory Umeboshi Sheet|