HACHIMITSU UME (sweet honey plum confection)

This is limited edition only available in summer season.

Interior content: 8 pieces

UME plum is one of the traditional and well-known Japanese fruits. Many people outside Japan have only tried UMEBOSHI, which can be rather sour or salty, but we Hibiki-an selected this sweet and fresh UME confection which pairs well with Japanese green tea. This confection is unique because it includes HACHIMITSU honey. Usually, honey is not used to make UMEBOSHI, but soaking UME plums in honey creates a mild taste. The plump UME is very juicy and has an amazing flavor, and a lovely, sweet aroma.

Our UME plums are grown in Wakayama Prefecture, which is famous for its plum orchards. Especially, plums in this area are called NANKOH UME, which is considered the highest quality plum. The plum skin is so thin that it has a gentle and smooth texture. The plum flesh is very soft and juicy, and its fresh sour taste lingers in your mouth for a long time.

The most interesting point on this confection is its complicated rich taste. Fully ripened UME plums are soaked with salt for more than one month, and elaborately dried in the sun by skilled hands. This process not only makes the plums salty but also condenses the original sour taste of the plums. After the drying process, the plums are soaked in honey syrup. This soaking process adds sweetness to the flavor. The exquisite combination of sour, salty and sweet taste creates this noble and premium plum confection.

In Japan, it is said that eating UME plum, especially its sour taste, is effective for recovering from fatigue and increasing appetite during the summer season. Well balanced sour, salty sweet flavor of UME plum enhances the taste of green tea. Would you enjoy our premium and surprising confection?




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Ingredients and Storage Instructions

Ingredients: Plum, Starch Syrup, Salt, Vinegar, Sugar, Honey, Protein Hydrolysate, beans, Yeast extract, Alcohol, Seasoning (Amino acid, etc.), Acidulant, Sweetener (Stevia)
Net Weight: 110g (3.88oz)
Storage: Keep away from light, heat, and moisture
Best Before: 6 months from production date


Please be careful when eating because there is a seed inside the plum, and some of them are sharp at the end.

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