Dagashi

Assorted Confectionery

Literally meaning ‘cheap sweets’, dagashi are assorted traditional confectionery. Their unrefined shapes and old-fashioned flavours still appeal to Japanese people today. Varieties of dagashi include: karinto, made from wheat and sugar, fried and coated with melted brown sugar; boro, biscuits made from wheat, buckwheat or potato starch and egg which were brought to Japan from Portugal around 450 years ago; and mamegashi, which come in many varieties, are made from soy beans, peanuts and other beans or nuts coated with wheat or sugar, and are crispy and puffy in texture.