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Cabbit
05-04-2016, 07:39 AM
What sort of candy or treats might a girl encounter in China in a city around the Schezuan area? Would there be street vendors or would you have to walk into a shop?

Thanks in advance!!

xbriannova
05-04-2016, 08:53 AM
I'm not from China, but I'm a Chinese in Singapore. That's close enough, right?;) Anyway, here's a little something that's widespread. It's a favorite when I was a kid:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rabbit_(candy)

glassquill
05-04-2016, 01:29 PM
I went for a tour in Jiuzhaigou in China about ten years ago so my info might be a bit outdated.I remember men walking around the streets with poles bristling with skewers of fruits coated in a hard glaze of sugar. It seems popular with the locals, but i didn't like the flavor. :PI also remembered small shops selling local delicacies.

Cabbit
05-06-2016, 07:17 AM
Thanks, this helps!

dancing-drama
05-07-2016, 12:11 AM
I'm not from China, but I'm a Chinese in Singapore. That's close enough, right?;) Anyway, here's a little something that's widespread. It's a favorite when I was a kid:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rabbit_(candy)

This!! My Chinese roomie always brings me back some candy after visiting her parents. She always brings a big bag of White Rabbit and usually some sort ot Matcha cookies.

GeorgeK
05-08-2016, 08:44 PM
My former sister-in law was Korean and I don't remember what it was called but used to bring back these things that had obviously been made in a factory, supposedly Chinese but I have no idea where, some sort of bean based gum drop that had absolutely no flavor. You could feel it in your mouth. It required a little chewing, but absolutely no flavor. It was so bizarre.

xbriannova
05-09-2016, 06:54 AM
This!! My Chinese roomie always brings me back some candy after visiting her parents. She always brings a big bag of White Rabbit and usually some sort ot Matcha cookies.

As for me, I'd always get those White Rabbits by the heaps during visits to my relative or Chinese New Year. Those were the days. Anyway, here's another favourite childhood candy of mine. I remember eating entire packets of them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_flakes

Snitchcat
05-18-2016, 06:29 AM
A bit late to the party. :)

Okay, first up, the name is also commonly written as "Sichuan"; it means "four villages".

Sichuan sweets / candy / sugar snacks... Well, you didn't say if you wanted modern or ancient, so:



Typical sweets souvenirs (specialist): http://www.huanpin1688.com/lipin/lipinfenleisan/
Sichuan sweets available on Taobao (popular Chinese shopping portal): http://www.taobao.com/article/DrFpFlFZF5DkGQDz.html
Sichuan candy art: https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=%E5%9B%9B%E5%B7%9D%E7%B3%96&espv=2&biw=715&bih=457&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi70IDmx-LMAhWJP48KHb-wAW4QsAQIMA


I searched in Chinese; an English search gave me fits :P . You'll have to use Google translate; sorry. If Google translate doesn't make sense for the candy you want, PM me. :)

Hope this helps.

SinoFyl
08-07-2016, 05:42 AM
I went for a tour in Jiuzhaigou in China about ten years ago so my info might be a bit outdated.I remember men walking around the streets with poles bristling with skewers of fruits coated in a hard glaze of sugar. It seems popular with the locals, but i didn't like the flavor. :PI also remembered small shops selling local delicacies.

Were they small, red and round (fruits on a skewer)? It was probably candied (mountain) haw -- very common, but not my cup of tea, either.

Scandal665
09-01-2016, 11:17 PM
I went for a tour in Jiuzhaigou in China about ten years ago so my info might be a bit outdated.I remember men walking around the streets with poles bristling with skewers of fruits coated in a hard glaze of sugar. It seems popular with the locals, but i didn't like the flavor. :PI also remembered small shops selling local delicacies.


I remember those fruity treats. The pineapple ones were my favorite! I was in northern chance, in Liaoning province and they had those there as well.