Nakajima Shoten, located in Fukuyama City, is the only sugar specialty store in Fukuyama. While wholesaling sugar and other seasonings to local patisseries and restaurants, they also sell a famous candy named “Homei-dama,” which is a candy made from sake lees and Homei-shu, a specialty of Tomonoura in Fukuyama. The essence of Homei-shu, made by pickling 16 kinds of herbs, is condensed into one candy ball for a sweet treat.
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Nakashima Shoten sells Homei-dama, a candy that is popular among people of all ages as an easy way to take in herbs that are good for the body. The candy balls are made from a combination of carefully selected sake lees and Homei-shu, an herbal drink which has been loved in Fukuyama for hundreds of years, in a perfect balance. Although the candy balls are made from sake lees, they do not contain alcohol, making them a perfect gift for children.