Originally a street food sold on the waterfront at the beginning of the 19th century when Tokyo was still known as Edo, the sushi we know and love today became popular throughout Japan after the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 as out-of-work sushi chefs dispersed all over Japan in search of work. Japanese businesses and sushi restaurants started cropping up in the United States in the late 1970s, and it took the introduction of the California roll to make American diners finally fall in love with the new raw fish-focused cuisine.
Today, every sushi fan in America has a few favorite rolls, and this roundup of darling sushi-shaped confections features several of the heaviest-hitters on sushi menus all over the world. Ebi, Tamago, Toro, Ikura, Maguro, and Futomaki are charming sugar facsimiles of the original raw fish snacks, wrapped in cellophane bearing Japanese characters and tied with happy-go-lucky pipe cleaners. Fashioned in vibrant corresponding colors atop lumpy white candy that looks just like short grain rice, these flavorful suckers are impaled on lengthy, clear plastic spears that make it easy to display them or use them as swizzle sticks at cocktail parties for the young and hip. Impossible to resist, you might just deem these sweet treats too-cute-to-eat.
Candy Length: 1.5 Inch
Total Length: 7.5 Inches
Unit Price = $1.50/pop.
Bag contains 40 wrapped Sushi Candy Lollipops.
Shipping Weight ~ 2 lbs.