Japanese candy beats western sweets in many ways-
The Japanese candies offer mouth-watering, unusual flavors – Green Tea, Soy-sauce, Cherry, plum, Wasabi, Bean paste and chestnuts.
Japanese food products usually have cute Manga and Anime characters on the packaging. The colorful package suits the delicious exotic desserts they hold.
Traditional sweets are called Wagashi, and western-style sweets are called Yogashi.
Wagashi include Japanese Mochi (Mochi rice cake).
Mochi comes in white, pale green (green tea, my favorite) or pale pink (strawberry).
Each season the stores change the colors and shapes of Mochi and cakes to reflect the colors of the season.
Pink Mochi during April in Tokyo, when the cherry blossoms bloom, orange and gold Mochi in October / November, like autumn leaves.
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Another popular Wagashi is Daifuku (sweet rice cake). Daifuku usually comes in fruit flavors and is filled with sweet bean paste and strawberries.
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Western-style candies are a later development in Japan, since the local people never ate sugary desserts as part of the Traditional Diet.
Their desserts always had a very subtle sweet taste because they were based on bean paste, Chestnuts and no added sugar.
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The famous local Kitkat has a unique twist: Green Tea Kitkat, Wasabi Kitkat, Soy Kitkat. They are all delicious!