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JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 10:43 AM

Hi gang! I'm in search of stores that carry Japanese candies. I specifically like lychee flavoured Hichew and have visited the japanese mall in little tokyo, hk market and am about to check out nijaya. Any other suggestions?


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    JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 10:58 AM

    Update, nijaya and marukai doesn't have the lychee flavour...oh where, oh where can they be?

    1. Kitchen Queen Oct 6, 2009 11:29 AM

      Cost Plus World Market - Go to the candy section. They have loads of different jellies and hard. Also the 99 ranch markets will have japanese rice candies, jellies and hard. Sometimes the assumed obscure is right under our nose!

      1. A5 KOBE Oct 6, 2009 11:31 AM

        Fugetsu-Do in Little Tokyo will have what you are looking for and more. The manju is excellent!!!

        1. Jennalynn Oct 6, 2009 11:38 AM

          I like the Korean supermarket in the basement of the mall at Western and Olympic. Lots of Asian candies.

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          1. re: Jennalynn
            JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 12:02 PM

            I think I'm there right now...apple,orange,melon,strawberry,mango, but no lychee hichew. ..

            Was I dreaming such a flavour existed?

            1. re: Jennalynn
              JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 12:09 PM

              Fugetsu-do didn't have it either, the search continues.

              1. re: Jennalynn
                JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 12:11 PM

                I'm at the korean Galleria as I type...no dice. Onward!

                1. re: JayHiram
                  Jennalynn Oct 6, 2009 02:33 PM

                  It's possible it's discontinued:


                  1. re: Jennalynn
                    JayHiram Oct 6, 2009 07:12 PM

                    Ur probably right that it was discontinued. I kinda had fun searching for them.

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                Ogawak Oct 6, 2009 03:22 PM

                If you can;t find them at those stores, try Amazon.com. They do carry the lychee.

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                  Cinnamon Oct 7, 2009 06:47 PM

                  On the West side, you might check out Mitsuwa.

                  1. shaogo Oct 7, 2009 06:53 PM

                    The Mitsuwa we have on the East Coast sells a brand of Japanese hard candy called "Flower Kiss." The taste is delightfully similar to lychee, only somehow more exotic. They're delightful. They're individually wrapped in different-colored wrappers, but the candy inside is always the same flavor.

                    Good luck!

                    1. typetive Oct 7, 2009 08:01 PM

                      I prowl the Japanese candy aisle pretty regularly and haven't seen the Lychee recently. The last time I saw it, it was in a mixed bag. But the most recent mixed bag I got had Pineapple instead of lychee.

                      However, the Lychee Kasugai Gummies are pretty awesome. For hard candies they also make a very good version of those.

                      There are some great other flavors of HiCHEW lately like Blood Orange, Cotton Candy, DragonFruit & CamuCamu.

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                        Newkie Oct 12, 2009 10:17 AM

                        Mel and Rose sells lots of Japanese candy.

                        Mel and Rose Wine, Spirits, Deli & Specialty Food
                        West Hollywood, CA, West Hollywood, CA

                        1. typetive Oct 12, 2009 02:39 PM

                          Ooh, it must be back, I just saw this on eBay today.

                          Note that the packages are in English, which usually means they're made in Taiwan, not Japan. The flavors, I've noticed, are not quite as intense with the Taiwan-made product.

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