Konpeito (金平糖) is a traditional Japanese sugar candy that was introduced to Japan in the 16th century by Portuguese traders. The word konpeito comes from the Portuguese word confeito which simply means “sugar candy”. Konpeito also happens to be the standard thank you for coming gift given by the Imperial House of Japan.
And I happen to have a bag of konpeito right here, but unfortunately konpeito is a bit too sweet for me so I don’t really eat them… I guess when I get the chance, I’ll offer them to some guests.
They’re definitely worth a try if you like sweets!
Let me know what you think of konpeito if you’ve tried it before(^_^)
They kind of look like old underwater mines, don’t they?