Who can resist the temptation to sneak in a candy or two (or three) at this time of year? Kids and adults alike will surely get their sugar fixes on Hallowe’en as they empty their loot and pick out their favourites. Moms and Dads might secretly take a peek and inconspicuously enjoy an item from the stash.
In Japan, candies and treats are sweet in many ways. Not only do they tickle the taste buds but they are beautifully created and presented, which make them all the more appealing. Just looking at a box of traditional candies from Kyoto – ame (or hard sugar candies) – will take your breath away.
We’ve selected a few of our favourite Japanese-inspired treats this Hallowe’en season, both for inspiration and some with recipes. They’re simple to make at home and can be enjoyed any time of the year. They also make for a memorable gift for many occasions.