Another Sakuma Drops from Sakuma Seika (サクマ製菓)

Sad news hit Japanese candy fans recently; Sakuma Seika (佐久間製菓: Sakumaseika), headquartered in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, announced that the company will shut down operations on January 20, 2023.

It’s a shame, but their Sakuma Drops (correctly Sakuma’s Drops) will keep alive in the Sakuma Drops produced by their sibling Sakuma Seika (サクマ製菓: Sakuma Confectionery) based in Meguro Ward, Tokyo.

Sakuma Drops from Sakuma Confectionery

Honestly, I had never seen the latter Sakuma Drops sold here in Niigata and never tried it before until today (Instead, most supermarkets carry Sakuma’s Drops).

Sakuma Drops from Sakuma Confectionery

Hearing the news that Sakumaseika has decided to close its business, I couldn’t help but order another Sakuma Drops candy (in bulk) on Amazon and, to my joy, received it yesterday.

Another Sakuma Drops from Sakuma Seika (サクマ製菓)

While Sakuma’s Drops uses a red tin can, known for appearing in Ghibli’s movie Hotaru no Haka/Grave of the Fireflies, the Sakuma Drops uses green and currently ties up with Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer.

How to Open the Tin Can

How to Open Sakuma Drops Tin Can

Despite having a different color, the Sakuma Drops appears almost identical to Sakuma’s Drops, opened by lifting the lid with a coin or the like. 


Sakuma Drops Candy

As you can see in the photo, this one consists of seven flavors. But based on the official site, the Sakuma Drops seems to have one more, Sumomo (スモモ: Japanese plum), which is blue-colored.

Sakuma Drops Flavors

By the way, the breakdown is as follows.

  • Hakka Peppermint (White): 3
  • Apple (Pink): 3
  • Melon (Green): 4
  • Pineapple (Yellow): 4
  • Strawberry (Red): 6
  • Orange (Orange): 2
  • Lemon (Translucent): 4
  • Total: 26 Pieces

Sakuma Drops from Sakuma Seika Confectionery

Unlike Sakuma’s Drops, this tin can contains Sumomo and Melon candies in place of Grape and Chocolate flavors. But the taste is all delicious and will never disappoint you.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Sakuma Seika (サクマ製菓) Sakuma Drops Candy Ingredients

Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts of this Sakuma Drops.

Sugar, Starch syrup, Concentrated fruit juice (Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Apple, Melon, Sumomo), Acidifier, Flavoring, Colors (Purple corn pigment, Paprica pigment, Carotene, Monascus, Gardenia, Safflower yellow)

Nutritional Values

Sakuma Seika (サクマ製菓) Sakuma Drops Candy Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Values per Piece (3.1 Grams)
Calories 12 kcal
Protein 0 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3.0 g
Salt equivalents 0 g

(Reference Page: Wikipedia サクマ式ドロップス )


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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