Watermelon Dango Now on Sale for Summer 2018 Only!

03.June.2018 | FOOD

These chocolate watermelon dango are a summertime-only product so popular they sell out every year. They are back again for 2018 and went on sale on May 30 online.


The popular treat was first seen back in 2015 and has been released every year since, selling out every time. The idea was thought up by young company employees to tackle the problem of getting the younger popular to eat more traditional Japanese sweets, as well as a way to make customers happy in the summer.


It’s a difficult process getting the flavour of watermelon just right of when it comes to sweets, but after plenty of trial and error by the artisans who produced this new product, they finally did it. Compared to the first test they did, these is 7x more watermelon juice inside.


Sesame seeds were used for the watermelon pips and a specially blended chocolate coating was created by chocolatiers to drizzle on the outer layer. The unique striped pattern hasn’t changed since the dango’s initial released – each and every one is hand drawn one by one. Also, to make it even more delicious this year, the chocolatiers have improved their chocolate recipe.


In 2016, the product was chosen as ‘an excellent regional product Japan can boast to the world,’ and was also chosen to feature in The Wonder 500, a collection of Japan’s finest goods, foods and travel experiences.


Try the delicious watermelon dango yourself this summer!


Choco Manto Suika – Set of 6

Price: ¥1,500 (pre-tax)

Storage: Freeze for up to 1 month. Stores for up to 2 days in the refrigerator after defrosting.

Consuming: Take it out of the refrigerator and defrost for 2 hours and 30 minutes and enjoy.

Delivery & Storage: Ships via Yamato frozen delivery. Store in the freezer. After the product has defrosted store it in the refrigerator. Do not refreeze.

Company Website: http://www.yagumodango.com/fs/yagumo/chocomanto/gd70

Rakuten Website: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yagumodango08/suika6/