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the mystery of morinaga

I found this tin among my Aunt K’s things recently. She always had Quik-Eeze and mints in her bag, and a tin of travel sweets in the glovebox. There’s nothing inside, but the lemon design is nice, don’t you think? Seems to have been some kind of fruit flavoured candy drops with glucose. Made in Taiwan, for Dinnie Rundle of Western Australia.

If anyone out there has eaten morinaga lips candy, and been “delighted with their refreshing flavour” (or not) do leave a comment. Use-by dated June 1983. Also available in orange, apple, grape, strawberry, and blackcurrant.

About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

2 responses to “the mystery of morinaga

  1. Jennifer ⋅

    I used to buy these all the time in Hong Kong. The sweets were shaped like little lemons and had a pleasant sour/sweet taste. There was always a lot of powdered sugar in the bottom of the tin, probably kept the sweets from sticking together. Strawberry and grape were the only other flavors I remember, and they were also fruit shaped.

  2. Vetti

    Jennifer: Thank you!My Aunt K loved sour-sweet flavours. After all this time, I still have the empty tin.

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