National Candy Day

Written by on November 4, 2023

Tanghulu is a popular candied fruit snack popular throughout northern China. This Chinese street food is different from a traditional candied fruit. Instead of a soft candied fruit, the hardened sugar syrup creates a hard crunchy shell around the fruit. It is served on a long bamboo skewer.

Tanghulu is traditionally made with the hawthorn fruit which is prevalent in China. It is also known as mountain hawthorn, shanzha or hawberry and the flavor is tart, not overly sweet with a texture similar to an apple.

This candied fruit snack, also referred to as hawthorn candy or candied haw, works well with almost any fruit like strawberries, grapes, mandarins, blueberries, oranges, pineapple and kiwi.

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