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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Dextrose, Sugar, Starch, Ume puree, Gelatin, Acidifier, Colors (gardenia, cacao), Brightener, Flavoring, Gum arabic, Calcium lactate|
|Salt equivalents||0.001 g|