Here is another Shirakiku product, the Shirakiku Matcha Chocolate Candy. It’s one of my favorites. I absolutely loved these matcha “M&M’s”!
I found these at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago and I’m glad I got them. I can’t believe I almost passed these up!
I’ve had many matcha flavored snacks in my life and now that it’s one of the most popular flavors in the world, artificial flavored matcha, overly sweet matcha and cheaply manufactured matcha has also become a common ingredient. It’s getting harder to find good matcha flavored products, even in Asian stores.
This cost me 99¢ US CENTS!
I absolutely loved the taste! These have real bitter matcha with semi sweet chocolate. If you like real matcha then you’ll love these. The candy coating adds sweetness to it but not so much that is unbearable. I personally don’t like melting or soft chocolate, so I put these in the fridge and it tasted like matcha iced coffee; it was awesome. The cold made the candy crunchy.
Take note that they use gelatin (beef), meaning that these aren’t vegan or vegetarian friendly. Whole milk powder is also used for those who are lactose intolerant.
Would I buy these again? Yes!
These were delicious like I said and although I can’t confirm that Japanese matcha powder was used, the candy did taste like a bitterness level that Japanese folk appreciate matcha to be.
If you want to learn more about other Shirakiku products and the brand, check out these links below.
The Shikikaku brand is actually a private brand originally created because of the demand of Japanese products in the U.S. It’s under another company brand known as Wismettac. You can check out their website for other brands at the U.S, Wismettac website and their products at their Wismettac Products website. You can also look at their Japanese website Nishimoto Wismettac!