Japanese Candies in Taiwan

Not until my last week in Taiwan did I get on the bandwagon of the Japanese candies. Boy, have I been missing out! In Taipei, you can easily find this store, 日藥本舖 in underground malls and major commercial streets. When I finally came upon this long wall of Japanese candies, I was intrigued.

This is what childhood is supposed to look like: colorful packaging, interesting graphics in a language you don’t understand, and the sweet and delicious candies hidden inside. There were way too many to choose from. I had to restrain myself. Mind you, I am a big fan of chocolate but have been looking down on candies thinking they were not worthy of my calorie counts. Japanese candies have changed my mind. They will be considered as a food group going forward.

The store I went is located here:




No. 365, Section 2, Heping East Rd, Daan District Taipei City, Taiwan 106




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I am a New Yorker who flies home to Taiwan in the Summer. I absolutely believe food is one of the most pleasurable things in life. Hence, my chronicle of anticipated glorious food experiences.

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