Kasugai Rakka Ame: The Most Beloved Peanut Candy in Japan
“Ame (飴, あめ)” is the Japanese word for hard candies and there are many Ame candies with good old taste in Japan.
As for the manufactures, especially “Kasugai Seika (春日井製菓)” Confectionery is famous for having a wide range of Ame hard candies and what I purchased this time has also been loved for over 30 years in Japan.
Rakka Ame (落花あめ) from Kasugai Seika
The Kasugai’s hard candy with a taste familiar to many Japanese is this “Rakka Ame (落花あめ)”. As “Rakka (落花)” stands for “Rakkasei (落花生)” meaning peanuts in Japanese, the main ingredient in the candy is peanuts.
As you can see in the photo, the Rakka Ame hard candy has a gold color that comes from the main ingredient peanuts. Besides, it contains tiny bits of peanuts in the candy.
Because of that, when you bite on the candy with the teeth, it is easily broken into pieces. Thus, there are 2 ways to enjoy this hard candy: just suck on it or munch it like eating snacks.
The hard candy is full of peanut flavor and has a gentle sweetness that you will never get tired of. Of course, the aftertaste is also good, not dull. This is why Kasugai Seika Rakka Ame has gained deep-rooted popularity in Japan.
Finally, according to the ingredient list, the Japanese peanut candy is made primarily with sugar, starch syrup, peanuts, soy sauce, and salt.
Where to Buy Kasugai Seika Rakka Ame
Kasugai Seika Rakka Ame is one of the most beloved peanut candies in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets.