Camu Camu Lemon : Long-Selling Vitamin C Rich Candy
When it comes to Japanese lemon candy, what come to my mind right away are Nobel Super Lemon Candy and Mitsubishi Camu Camu Lemon, because these were my favorites as a kid.
The former is a hard candy featuring the extreme sourness that comes from the coating on the surface, while the latter is a soft candy that has an addicting chewy texture.
Since I talked about the former Nobel Super Lemon before, this time let me introduce the latter Camu Camu Lemon candy.
Camu Camu Lemon (かむかむレモン)
The Camu Camu Lemon candy is a long-selling soft chew candy produced by Meiji Chewing Gum and sold by Mitsubishi Foods. Actually, the word “Camu (かむ)” literally means chewing something in Japanese.
The package contains 13 or so pieces of small candies, which are bright yellow in color and shaped like a lemon.
This Japanese chew candy has a three-layered structure: The soft crumbly yellow sugar coating, the powdery white sour candy, and the translucent chewy sour candy in the center part.
As a whole, the Camu Camu Lemon candy has an addicting soft chewy texture and a perfect amount of sugar and acidity.
As the lemon is associated with vitamin C, a package of Camu Camu Lemon actually contains 2400 mg vitamin C and has 122 kcal.
This lemon candy is made with lemon juice harvested in the Japan’s Setouchi region that is famous as a production area of lemons.
The other main ingredients are sugar, starch syrup, vegetable fat and oil, gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, vitamin C, emulsifiers, sorbitol, polysaccharide thickener, acidifiers, lemon flavoring, and safflower pigment.