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Travelers’ Treasures / Aizu Dagashi P Series/Wasanbonto Sugar Muddler (Wasanbonto sugar stick)

Wasanbonto sugar is unique to Japan and essential to making Japanese sweets. The sugar is made with traditional ingredients and methods, and is characterized by a refined sweetness that quickly melts in the mouth.

Aizu Dagashi P Series/Wasanbonto Sugar Muddler is a modern interpretation on wasanbonto sugar for contemporary living. They are shaped using a wooden mold passed down from a 160-year old traditional confectionery shop selling Aizu Dagashi (a traditional confectionery derived from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture).

The muddlers are molded into charming, traditional Japanese shapes believed to bring good luck and fortune to those who use them. Stir coffee or tea with the muddler for an unprecedented mellow, mild sweetness that envelops the palate.

Wasanbonto sugar has never before been widely utilized outside of the tea ceremony, but shaping it into sugar sticks allows Japanese sweets to be enjoyed in more settings and by many people who can now readily enjoy the flavor.

Price:¥390 for a set of two

Manufacturer: Nagatoya Honten Co. in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture

(http://www.nagatoya.net)

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