Mizore Dama: Crystal Sugar-Coated Fruit Candy Balls
When it comes to Japanese fruit candy, Sakuma Drops is probably one of the best-recognized, as it appears in Studio Ghibli’s hit film Hotaru no Haka (火垂るの墓), also known as Grave of the Fireflies.
The fruit candy Sakuma Drops went on sale in 1908, and even now, it is widely enjoyed in Japan by children and adults alike.
In addition to Sakuma Drops, when I think of fruit candy, one more thing pops into my head, which I picked up today at a supermarket for this blog article.
Matsuya Mizore Dama (マツヤ みぞれ玉)
The product I introduce here is this Mizore Dama (みぞれ玉) (Weight: 160 g/ Price: 172 yen) from the Mie-based confectionery company Matsuya Seika (松屋製菓).
The name of the fruit candy Mizore Dama (みぞれ玉) means Sleet Ball in Japanese, and these hard candies have an appearance associated with that.
The sleet ball comes in 4 flavors, strawberry, lemon, grape, and orange, with its surface coated with crystal sugar particles. They have brilliant colors and are beautiful to the eyes.
Since these treats are large compared to other Japanese hard candies, I can’t put more than two in my mouth.
Honestly, Mizore Dama is more of a sugar candy because all the flavors contain no fruit juice and taste almost the same. They are a little bit tard with a gentle sweetness.
Nonetheless, these treats are pretty good and will satisfy you, as the Matsuya Mizore Dama won the chairman’s award in the National Confectionery Exhibition held in 1989.
|Sugar, Starch syrup, Acidifier, Flavoring, Colors (elderberry, safflower yellow, gardenia blue, and paprika pigments)|
|Calories||388 kcal (39 kcal per piece)|
|Salt equivalents||0 g|