Juntsuyu: Beautiful Jewel-Like Candy from UHA Mikakuto

UHA Mikakuto is one of the leading Japanese confectionery companies, together with Kanro and Morinaga. 

Kanro’s signature product is the candy with the umami of soy sauce “Kanro Ame (カンロ飴)“, Morinaga is especially famous for the caramel candy “Milk Caramel“,

and UHA Mikakuto has a hard candy called “Juntsuyu (純露)” that has long been loved since its foundation, about 70 years ago.

UHA Mikakuto Juntsuyu

UHA Mikakuto Juntsuyu

These are the hard candy that represents UHA Mikakuto “Jun Tsuyu (純露)”, literally “Pure Dew” in Japanese.

As you can see in the photo, they are clean and clear and kind of look like purified drops of dew. 

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.

UHA Mikakuto Jun-Tsuyu Hard Candies

These little pieces of hard candies are shaped like a jewel and beautiful. According to the official website of UHA Mikakuto, they use 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 black tea candy is also not overly sweet with no bitterness and pretty good.


UHA Mikakuto Juntsuyu Ingredients

Lastly, here is the ingredients list. According to that, the UHA Mikakuto Juntsuyu candy only consists of four ingredients; sugar, starch syrup, black tea, and flavoring.

Despite that, the beautiful jewel-like treats are really yummy and worth trying!


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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