Monday, January 15, 2007

Short & Sweet: Japanese Goodies

I have too much candy and at one review a day I’m never going to get to it all.

And if I review more than one a day, well, I’m just not going to have enough time for anything else.

So here it is, a “Short & Sweet” review of a buncha stuff Japanese stuff:


High Concentration Milk Candy (made by UHA) -are little hard candies, kind of like a hard toffee. They taste distinctly of milk and are very sweet. They’re also rather satisfying without being too sticky. I’m sure there’s some high calcium content in there but the wrapper was all in Japanese.


Cubyrop (made by Bourbon) - oh they’re such cute candies! Little fruit flavored hard candies in Strawberry, Pineapple, Orange, Peach, Lemon, Muscat and Grape. Some flavors were very tasty, but I didn’t care much for the peach, which was a rather difficult flavor to distinguish from the orange. Lots of vitamin C.


They came in little wrappers that held two little candy cubes. They were completely random, so you’d never know when you were going to get a muscat and grape together.


Look Nut ala Mode (made by Fujiya) is a strange little tray of chocolates in a box with a wide, envelope-like flap. Great for sharing, they’re pretty and of descent quality even for less than $2.00.


It took me quite a while to realize that there were four different nut flavors ... not that each chocolate contained all flavors. I have no idea, beyond the rather green pistachio one which was which. I enjoyed all of them except for the macadamia, which seemed more coconutty.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:49 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewBourbonUHAChocolateHard Candy & LollipopsNutsToffee6-TemptingJapan

  1. So much candy, so little time! wink

    Comment by Sera on 1/15/07 at 10:01 am #
  2. I love the “cuby rop” I always buy it for my friends and have it in my bag!

    Comment by Kat on 1/15/07 at 8:09 pm #
  3. Where did you buy the “Look! Nut A La Mode”—that looks really tasty smile

    Comment by Miriam on 2/07/07 at 5:59 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Miriam - I got the Look! at a Chinese grocer in Chinatown in NYC last March.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/07/07 at 7:35 pm #
  5. :(  I’ll be on the lookout for them here!

    Thanks, Cybele

    Comment by Miriam on 2/08/07 at 7:26 pm #
  6. Hi, I am working for confectionery wholesaler in Japan. Your blog is so interesting!

    Comment by Yuka on 2/20/07 at 2:30 pm #
  7. I loved the Cubyrop.  I saw them at the local Japanese market where I was searching for those tea flavored coneshaped candies.  I ordered some of those from the site you suggested and was caught up in credit card fraud. 

    The candy was tasty though.  And the market wants to see the bag and probably will order some for me.  Yeah!!!!!

    Comment by Kristie B on 9/27/07 at 3:45 pm #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Kristie B - which site was it that was involved in the fraud? I don’t want to suggest it to anyone else! (You can email me if you don’t want to say in the comments.)

    Comment by Cybele on 9/27/07 at 3:51 pm #
  9. Wow, how do you keep up with everything on this site??  I tend to get lost.

    Anyway, it was JBox that I ordered through.  And there were two suspicious hits on my credit card.  It’s ok, we were reimbursed, but it was still kinda scary.

    Thanks for your concern, it is just one more reason why I love this site.

    Comment by Kristie B on 9/27/07 at 4:04 pm #
  10. wow.  i find that hard to believe.  they’ve been nothing but professional to me.  you have a lot of experience with them cybele, what do you think?  will you order from them again?

    Comment by Amy on 9/27/07 at 5:14 pm #
  11. As much as I loved that hard candy, I haven’t ordered any more from JBox.  I’m not saying that the entire company is bad, but obviously one employee decided to have a little fun at my expense.

    It wasn’t hard to figure out that the fraudulent charges were not made by me as I live in Virginia and my card had been used in California.  And I’ve never been to California.

    So now I am trying to work a deal out with my local Japanese market, where I find other goodies.

    Comment by Kristie B on 9/28/07 at 1:27 am #
  12. So bright, colorful, and cute. I bet they taste good too!

    Comment by Okinawa on 2/10/08 at 6:15 pm #
  13. i started getting those High Concentration Milk Candy at the asian grocery near me, anyone have the Nutrition facts for it?

    Comment by jgodsey on 2/12/08 at 6:43 am #
  14. where did you get the cubyrop? anywhere online i can get them?

    Comment by jpcandyluvr on 10/09/09 at 4:11 pm #
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