TOMO Wasanbon FAQ

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What is Wasanbon?

Wasanbon is a wagasahi, also known as a Japanese traditional high quality sugar. This treat is what we can call a dry sweet. The kanji (=Japanese characters) 和 (=“wa”) means “Japan style” but also “harmony”. The word “wasanbon” can be translated as “thrice refined Japanese” sugar. Another feature of this Japanese sugar is its minerals, wasanbon is a non-centrifugal type of raw sugar, and it contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and more.

How is made TOMO wasanbon?

Japanese sugar is mostly produced in Hokkaido or Okinawa. However, to make wasanbon, you will need a specific type of sugar cane called chikusha or taketo. This plant is harvested between December and February, in Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures, on Shikoku Island.

How does TOMO wasanbon taste?

Wasanbon sugars have a light sweet taste, and they melt in your mouth.

Is TOMO wasanbon sugar vegan?

Yes, TOMO Wasanbon sugars are vegan.

Is TOMO wasanbon sugar vegeterian?

Yes, TOMO Wasanbon sugars are vegetarian.

Is TOMO wasanbon sugar gluten-free?

Yes, TOMO Wasanbon sugars are gluten-free.

How do you use TOMO wasanbon sugars?

You can eat your wasanbon sugars like candy or use them like a sweetener for your tea or brown rice coffee.

What is the best pairing with TOMO wasanbon sugars?

Tea and Café Genshin (Japanese brown rice coffee) are the best pairings with wasanbon sugars.

Are TOMO wasanbon sugars a good Japanese gift idea?

Yes, wasanbon sugars are a good Japanese gift idea. TOMO offers Japanese good luck charms wasanbon sugars with an elegant box, and you can also add a gift wrapping.

Where can you buy TOMO wasanbon sugars?

Click here to purchase wasanbon sugars.

TOMO Wasanbon sugars FAQ

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