These Ohigashi are very delicate traditional sugar candy that melt in your mouth as soon as it hits the tongue. While they are made with sugar, they also have other ingredients including mochi powder that give it a distinctive and traditional Japanese flavor. I can't just stop at one and have to control myself not to eat a whole box in a single day. These provide a wonderful flavor of Japan and they are small, light, easy to carry or ship and a delight for anyone. A real treat that I would recommend!