Friday, June 14, 2013

Kanro Amanatsu Soda Nodo Ame - Asian Food Market: Cherry Hill, NJ

Kanro Amanatsu Soda Nodo Ame - Asian Food Market: Cherry Hill, NJ
I wasn’t able to find any direct translations online, but from what I’ve gathered this is an amanatsu soda flavored hard candy. What’s amanatsu? Check out this link! (I didn't know what it was either. There are so many variations of citrus fruit I have never heard of!)
Amanatsu ( ama natsu?) is a yellowish orange citrus fruit. It is about the size of grapefruit and oblate in shape. The fruit contains 12 segments and about 30 seeds.”

The colors used in the packaging design are really refreshing. There are variations of blue mixed with white, orange, green and red. The design focuses on text and images of fresh amanatsu instead of any mascots or gimmicks. A simple, refreshing, design is always very effective, and I love the little fruit illustrations! (Especially the sliced one.)
Inside, the candies are individually wrapped in silver foil, just like the Puccho candies I have been reviewing.

Once I removed the wrapper, I could see the beautifully cut hard candy. It looks like a delicious little citrus gem.
Right off the bat this is a citrus candy, but the flavor is mish-mash of citrus flavors. If you mashed a grapefruit and a mandarin orange together and added them to seltzer water, you would be pretty close to this candy. There weren’t any fizzy soda notes, but the flavoring did remind me of a carbonated juice. It’s sweet, but tangy, and a little sour. I love citrus flavors so I absolutely love this candy.

This tastes like an authentic mixture of citrus flavors, and I plan of carrying these around in my purse this summer for a refreshing little pick-me-up.
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