Camu Camu Lemon: Vitamin C Rich Candy from Mitsubishi

When it comes to Japanese lemon candy, what comes to my mind right away are “Nobel Super Lemon” and “Mitsubishi Camu Camu Lemon” because these were my favorite treats as a kid.

The former is a hard candy featuring the extreme sourness that comes from a white powder coating on the surface, while the latter is a soft candy with a delightful chewy bite.

Since I wrote about the former Nobel Super Lemon Hard Candy before, this time, let me introduce the latter Camu Camu Lemon Candy.

Camu Camu Lemon (かむかむレモン) 

Camu Camu Lemon

The lemon-flavored candy Camu Camu Lemon (Price: 120 yen/about 1.1 USD), literally Chewing Chewing Lemon, is a long-selling soft chew produced by Meiji Chewing Gum and sold by Mitsubishi Foods. 

The package contains 13 or so small pieces of yellow candy shaped like a lemon.

Camu Camu Lemon Soft Candy

Actually, this chewing candy has a three-layer structure; the outside is a crumbly yellow sugar coating, the inside is a white sour powdery candy, and the center is a translucent chewy sour candy. 

As a whole, in addition to having the perfect amount of sweetness and acidity, the Camu Camu Lemon candy is especially characterized by its addictive texture and is delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Camu Camu Lemon Nutrition Facts

Based on the nutrition facts label on the back of the package, the Camu Camu Lemon candy has 122 kcal per bag (30 grams) and contains as much as 2400 mg of vitamin C. 


Camu Camu Lemon Ingredients

The ingredients in the candy are sugar, starch syrup, vegetable oil, gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, vitamin C, emulsifier, sorbitol, polysaccharide thickener, acidifier, flavoring, safflower pigment, and brightener.


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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