TOKYO, Oct. 24 — Vivid Garden Inc., a firm based in Tokyo’s Minato Ward that operates the Tabechoku online farmers’ market, has offered a set of candy apples using five different apple brands in cooperation with candy apple specialty store Pomme d’Amour Tokyo.
The candy apples, which were available for a limited period, were made using apples that had been impacted by the extremely hot weather and turned out to be too small in size to be marketed.
The firms came up with the idea in an effort to reduce food losses.
The five unique apple varieties used for the candy apples include Gunma Meigetsu which is rarely seen in supermarkets, as well as Granny Smith which turns sweet when cooked.
People can enjoy comparing apples with different tastes and textures.
The candy apples were sold at 1,350 yen per set at a Pomme d’Amour Tokyo shop in the Ikebukuro Parco department store in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward.