Bontan Candy (ボンタンアメ)

Lately, I came across a strange citrus flavoured candy with an interesting twist, as expected from japanese sweets. Bontan candy is a mochi-chewy style square candy with pomelo and mandarin flavour. The candy comes in a small paper box and each candy piece is covered with transparent wrap. However hard you try to unwrap the candy, you are unable to. And that is perfectly fine~! You are supposed to eat the candy as it is, due to the wrap being edible, made from starch. The initial reaction after tasting/licking the wrap is interesting, it tastes like plastic material that you are not supposed to eat like that, but after a few seconds the wrap starts dissolving with saliva and the candy taste manifests. If you come across bontan candy, I certainly recommend trying it!

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