Orion Ume Mints: Classic Plum-Flavor Dagashi Mint Candy

Following the Sakuranbo Mochi, the sweets I introduce here, Ume Mints (ウメ/梅 ミンツ), totally meet the conditions of Dagashi.

The Japanese mint candy is small with a quirky appearance and is cheap for children, priced at 30 yen.

Ume Mints from Orion

Orion Ume Mints

The Japanese confection, Ume Mints, is also a retro Dagashi candy, introduced by Orion (オリオン) in 1973.

Orion is a long-established confectionery maker in Osaka, known for the sweets Cocoa Cigarette.

Ume Mints from Orion

As you can see, the box fits in the palm of my hand and is handy with a reclosable lid.

As you can find the container pretty small, these treats are so tiny that you might wonder at first glance what they are.

Ume Mints

These teeny-weeny wine-red tablets are round-shaped and roll on their own on a slope, and they are like medicine.

But as the name logo 梅 (Ume) indicates, and the color is reminiscent, they are plum-flavored mint candies.

Orion Ume Mints Candy

The Orion Ume Mints is a Konpeito-like sugar candy with a hard texture, featuring a refreshing tart taste characteristic of Ume plums.

The plum-flavor mint candy is much yummier than it looks, which is why it has remained a favorite among people for a long time.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Orion Ume Mints Candy Ingredients

Dextrose, Sugar, Starch, Ume puree, Gelatin, Acidifier, Colors (gardenia, cacao), Brightener, Flavoring, Gum arabic, Calcium lactate

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per 6 Grams
Calories 22 kcal
Protein 0 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 5.5 g
Salt equivalents 0.001 g


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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