Nikki Ame : Classic Japanese Cinnamon Candy
Until now, I have introduced several classic Japanese hard candies, which includes “Shio Ame (塩飴 : Japanese salt candy)“, “Kuro Ame (黒飴 : Japanese brown sugar candy)“, “Hakka Ame (ハッカ飴 : Japanese peppermint candy)“, and “Mizu Ame (水飴 : Japanese starch syrup candy)“.
All of these Japanese candies have been widely enjoyed in Japan for decades and are familiar to us Japanese. Besides, all of them have a simple nostalgic taste. Additionally, since there is one more such classic Japanese hard candy about which I haven’t written yet, I purchased that the other day.
Nikki Ame (ニッキ飴 : Japanese Cinnamon Candy)
What I bought this time for this blog article is this “Nikki Ame (ニッキアメ)” (Amazon.com) from “Kasugai Seika (春日井製菓)”, a Japanese confectionery company well-known for their hard candies.
As you can guess from the above, the Japanese word, “Ame (飴, or アメ)” usually refers to hard candies, while “Nikki (ニッキ)” means cinnamon in Japanese. Therefore, Nikki Ame is the classic Japanese cinnamon candy with a hard texture.
As with other classic Japanese hard candies, these candies are individually wrapped. As you can see in the photo, the Nikki Ame has a translucent orange color.
Cinnamon is known as the world’s oldest spice. Therefore, Nikki Ame candies feature a little sharp taste that comes from the spice, cinnamon, but they don’t give the tongue any heat sensation.
Thanks to that, these cinnamon candies are easy to eat and loved by both adults and children. In addition to having a right amount of sugar, they are characterized by the pleasant good aroma of Nikki, and as an aftertaste the distinctive sharpness of cinnamon comes. If you are curious about classic Japanese hard candies, Nikki Ame is a must-try.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the product package, the Kasugai’s Nikki Ame candy consists of sugar, starch syrup, salt, caramel, cinnamon extract, and spices.
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