Juntsuyu: UHA Mikakuto’s Jewel-Like Hard Candy
UHA Mikakuto is one of the leading Japanese confectionery companies, together with Kanro and Morinaga.
Kanro’s representative product is the hard candy with the umami of soy sauce “Kanro Ame (カンロ飴)“, Morinaga is especially famous for its caramel candy “Morinaga Milk Caramel“, and UHA Mikakuto has a classic hard candy that has been loved since its foundation.
UHA Mikakuto Jun-Tsuyu
The hard candy with about 70 years of history that represents the company UHA Mikakuto is this “Jun-Tsuyu (純露)” literally meaning “Pure Dew” in Japanese, and these hard candies kind of look like purified drops of dew. In fact, the treats are clean and clear in color.
As you can see in the photo above, the product is made up of two flavors; the dark brown candy has a black iced tea flavor, while the golden one features its refined sugar taste.
These little pieces of hard candies are shaped like a jewel and really beautiful. According to the official website of UHA Mikakuto, they contain the highest purity of sugar of all Japanese hard candies.
As for the taste, the golden candy with a refined sugar flavor has a delicate sweetness that lasts long in the mouth, while the taste of the black iced tea flavored candy is also great with no bitterness.
Lastly for those of you who are interested in the ingredients, here is the label. According to that, the classic Japanese candy, UHA Mikakuto Juntsuyu is made from only 4 ingredients, sugar, starch syrup, black tea, and flavoring. Despite that, the jewel-like candies are really yummy and worth a try!