Matcha Caramel by Morinaga

Milk Caramels are one of the first products released by Morinaga in 1913 and they’ve remained Japan’s best-selling car­a­mel since. The ori­gin­al fla­vour is made with a tra­di­tion­al recipe of sug­ar, but­ter and sweetened con­densed milk for an authen­t­ic car­a­mel fla­vour and tex­ture. Recent years have seen dif­fer­ent fla­vours of the car­a­mels emer­ging, includ­ing this Matcha Caramel by Morinaga.

Milk car­a­mels have con­tin­ued to use their ori­gin­al pack­aging through­out his­tory when sold in Japan.

These Matcha Caramels are made for a Western con­sumer with English on the pack­aging, but adopt the same format of a tray hold­ing 12 pieces of caramels.

Each car­a­mel is 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm in size.

The car­a­mel has a sweet, dairy matcha smell with a matcha green col­our. The tex­ture is soft with a bright and sweet matcha latte fla­vour from the first bite. the matcha fla­vour intens­i­fies in fla­vour with a cream­i­ness by mid bite and per­sists through­out the chew, leav­ing a slightly bit­ter fin­ish like matcha, leav­ing a sweet and clean after­taste. Pleasantly the car­a­mel does not stick to your teeth, mak­ing for an enjoy­able car­a­mel without the teeth rot­ting sweet­ness that lingers on the pal­ate with many oth­er caramels.

This box of Matcha Milk Caramel by Morinaga con­tained 56 grams or 12 pieces. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.