Sakuranbo Mochi: Classic Dagashi Candy from Kyosin

Dagashi (駄菓子) is the umbrella term for cheap Japanese snacks and candies, many of which consist of small pieces and are unique or quirky.

If I give an example, one of the representatives is this Sakuranbo Mochi (さくらんぼ餅) from Kyosin (共親), a long-established confectionery company based in Nagoya.

Kyosin Sakuranbo Mochi & Ao-Ringo Mochi

Kyosin Sakuranbo Mochi and Ao-Ringo Mochi

Sakuranbo Mochi (Price: 30 yen) is one of Japan’s best-known Mochi Ame (餅飴) or mochi-like candies that’s been around for decades and has a sibling, Ao-Ringo Mochi (青リンゴ餅) (both released in 1979).

Although these treats from Kyoshin have different colors associated with Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ: meaning cherry) and Ao-Ringo (青リンゴ: green apple), they actually have the same flavor.

Kyoshin Sakuranbo Mochi Aoringo Mochi

The taste is neither cherry nor green apple, and the way reminds me of Kakigori syrups (which are also basically the same taste).

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Instead, these candies feature a pleasant chewy mochi-like texture, and as you chew, the gentle sweetness from starch syrup and sugar spreads in your mouth.

Kyosin Sakuranbo Mochi Dagashi Candy

Although these treats are retro candies that used to be a fad in the past, now, the simplicity, on the contrary, feels brand new to me.

The taste and texture, the toothpick, and the packaging are all just Japanese, and because of that, I want you to try these good-old Dagashi sweets at least once.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kyosin Sakuranbo Mochi Aoringo Mochi Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories

Ingredients
Starch syrup, Sugar, Starch, Mochiko glutinous rice flour, Vegetable fat/oil, Agar, Sorbitol, Emulsifier, Flavoring, Acidifier, Colors (Sakuranbo: Red No.106/Ao-Ringo: Yellow No.4, Blue No.1)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (10 Grams)
Calories 35 kcal
Protein 0.03 g
Fat 0.03 g
Carbohydrates 8.7 g
Salt equivalents 0.001 g

Tomo

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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