Konpeito

Published on November 2nd, 2011.

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?

  • Travis Stewart

    Probably too sweet for me as well but I do occasionally like a sugary treat.  I have looked for them in stores here in Ottawa as they seem to be such a classic candy but have not found any.

    • http://yonasu.com/ Jonas

      I got them online, I hardly doubt they sell it in stores around here… So perhaps you’re better off ordering too, if it’s not too much of a hassle.

  • http://www.michaelflux.com Michael Flux

    Damn pretty, but never really was a huge fan of the taste, as you said, much too sweet.  Never really lined sweets honestly.

    • http://yonasu.com/ Jonas

      Haha yeah, they look really tasty and the colors are awesome! I’m not big on sweets either, but it’s good every now and then^^

    • http://www.michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      Yes indeed.  Try to avoid eating sweets too often.  Only find them to be good if I have them once every couple weeks maybe.  Any more often and it all starts tasting like crap to me.

    • http://yonasu.com/ Jonas

      I probably eat sweets once a week, but I never eat too much at once. If chocolate counts as sweets I eat sweets often though… Love a piece of chocolate with my coffee!

  • http://locnessdesigns.com Loc Lam

    Hmm we’re quite the opposite. I hate chocolate, but love everything else that’s sweet! I’d be done with that bag in 5 minutes :P 

  • Colton Stanley

    I picked some up when I was in Hawaii they are good, but only in moderation. The sugar starts to taste odd after a while.

  • http://www.facebook.com/misa.cross.3 Misa Cross

    I LOVE konpeito!!!

  • ロニくん

    う 
    め  — !