These Japanese Goldfish Sweets are Modeled After Ancient Tradition

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 23, 2014
References: en.rocketnews24 & kyoto-wagasi
Japan is known for their unconventional fashion and food innovations and these goldfish sweets are no exception. "Fish are a popular summer motif for all Asian cultures" and these aquarium-inspired confections are a fun twist on a classic candy snack.

Available from Toraya, a famed and centuries-old confections shop, these goldfish sweet snacks are mesmerizing and hypnotic. The sugary treats resemble miniature aquariums that fit in the palm of one's hand thanks to a unique design that is almost as decorative as it is delicious.

Each of the candies is adorned with a fish that sits in a rectangular serving plate, made from a clear kanten jelly.

The snacks can be customized and have the option of varying scenery designs that are transformed with the use of a different coloured jelly base.