10/3/17: SMALL, VERY SMALL SHOP OPENING AT THE ICA IN LONDON. GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN HERE. EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS NOT FOR SALE AND IS PART OF AN ARCHIVE. INTERESTED IN THE ARCHIVE, THE WHOLE THING? WRITE US AT INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM. THANKS.
Bontan Ame Citrus Candy
Box: 1.75" x 3.75" x .75"
Starch Syrup, Sugar, Rice, Onsyu Orange Juice, Bontan Juice, Annato Pigment & Soy Bean Based Emulsifier
the largest of citrus fruits,
was made into a chewy, citrus delight
Bontan Ame in 1926 in Kagoshima
and it has not changed since.
Kagoshima prefecture is famous for Bontan
so it makes sense Bontan Ame comes from Kagoshima.
This delicious morsel
is wrapped in rice paper,
edible paper you are never sure
if you can eat or not -
for me, the picture on the cover
makes me think
of all of those beautiful, picture-perfect fruits in the groceries in Japan.
How can you cut those things?
As an American
I can not,
but I am sure
the Japanese have found a way to cut the fruit and do it justice.