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06 June, 2006

Haw Candy

Haw CandyThis is the first time I ever heard of "Haw Candy".

This particular product is marketed in China as "Haw Candy" under the Heng Feng brand name.

Haw Candy is made from the Hawthorn Berry. The Boston Globe published an article about this a couple years ago, describing its taste as "cherries and apples rolled up together". Apparently, it's popular with the Chinese.

The Heng Feng version claims their product is low in sugar, and promotes the nutrients of "fresh haw", which includes 18 amino acids, vitamins, calcium, and other minerals. The candy is sweetened with honey, and is labeled as having a "sweet, sour and tasty" flavor.

12 comments:

reggae_chic on 6/17/2006 05:59:00 AM said...

we call them haw flakes here in the philippines. it's sold for a cheap price and they're as thick as communion wafers, red in color and taste sweet and sour. real good stuff

Anonymous said...

I just ate one it tastes good except at the end!

Monica on 3/05/2007 08:27:00 PM said...

I love this stuff!

Monica on 3/05/2007 08:30:00 PM said...

I love this stuff!!!

Kristoffer on 7/17/2007 05:31:00 PM said...

Haw flakes are in the tube, these are more of a hard candy. I've been addicted to this lately... I had a bag of about 200 for 3 days and only have about 30 left. =]

Anonymous said...

yep,I love this stuff. It's extremely addictive and usually I can eat a pack of 10 in 1 or 2 days. However, someone just dropped a bombshell on me today, they said someone told them it is made out of carrion!!! I thought is was made out of some type of fruit or flower. I cannot bear to think that it might be made out of meat, worse yet carrion!!!

Cybele on 8/16/2007 01:26:00 PM said...

kristoffer - I don't think it has carrion in it, in fact, most listings of ingredients are just hawthorne berries and sugar with some preservatives. (And some websites say that it's suitable for vegetarians.)

Sounds like it may be a translation error on someone's part to mistake it for a meat product.

Jared on 10/07/2007 12:07:00 AM said...

yeah, I'm pretty sure they actually are hawthorn
speaking of Haw, I just tried sesame coated candied Hawthorn berries in china today, and must say they are one of the best candies I've tasted. They come in little packages of three berries on a stick, but I can't eat less than three packages at a time.

Anonymous said...

they're packed with lead (California Department of Public Health). dont let the kids eat them!

xia tian [summer] said...

oh mah gawsh. i love haw candy(: it makes me feel like i'm at home. rofllll.

Beaumont Muni on 10/13/2010 09:37:00 PM said...

I've been eating this stuff since I was a kid, and I wasn't even born or living in china ... I was in the pacific then ... I know it was healthy. I like them a little more tart then sweet. Good stuff... I'm actually eating some right now and I am 50 years old ... :)

Anonymous said...

yum lead!!! yeah california always has something about anything anyone wants to eat.

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