Kasugai Rakka Ame: Classic Japanese Peanut Candy
“Ame (飴, あめ)” is the Japanese word for hard candy and there is a variety of Ame candies with good old taste in Japan. Representative examples of such classic Ame candies include Shio Ame, Kuro Ame, Hakka Ame, and Mizu Ame, all of which have long been loved in Japan.
As for the manufacturers, especially “Kasugai Seika (春日井製菓)” Confectionery is well-known for having a wide range of Ame hard candies, and what I introduce here from Kasugai has also been widely enjoyed in Japan for over 30 years.
Rakka Ame (落花あめ) from Kasugai Seika
The Kasugai’s hard candy with a taste familiar to us Japanese is this “Rakka Ame (落花あめ)”. In its name, “Rakka (落花)” stands for “Rakkasei (落花生)” that means peanut in Japanese, so the main ingredient of this Japanese treat is peanuts.
As you can see in the photo above, the hard candy Rakka Ame has a somewhat shiny, gold color that mainly comes from the ingredient peanuts, and it actually contains tiny bits of peanuts in the candy.
Because of that, when you bite on the candy with your teeth, it is easily broken into pieces. Thus, there are 2 ways to savor this Ame candy; just suck on it or munch it like eating snacks.
The golden peanut candy has a gentle sweetness and is full of nutty flavor that everyone can like. The aftertaste is also good, which is why Kasugai Seika Rakka Ame has gained deep-rooted popularity in Japan.
As for the ingredients, based on the list, the classic Japanese peanut candy Rakka Ame is made mainly with sugar, starch syrup, peanuts, soy sauce, and salt.
Where to Buy
Kasugai Seika Rakka Ame is one of the most beloved peanut candies in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets around the country.