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Old 10-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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I was at a Thai restaurant and found this candy. I have no reason to believe this, but the English translation for the candy is "Bit-of-heaven". Kidding. But in reality, it was amazing. The link below (2.8mb image) is a picture of the wrapper. Can anyone tell me what this is and possibly where I can get it?

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Old 10-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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I think it is bitter melon candy.Available at Japanese markets.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:10 AM   #3
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I think it is bitter melon candy.Available at Japanese markets.
How bitter is bitter melon? Because it wasn't really bitter, more sweet.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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Bitter melon is pretty bitter, but if made as a candy would lose a lot of the bitterness and be sweet.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:00 AM   #5
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Well-stocked asian markets have aisles full of candy like that. Made from all kinds of wonderful things.
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Well it is definately NOT bitter melon based on the shape of the fruit.

Did it taste like honeydew?

I would take the wrapper with you to a Japanese market and ask them.
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I went for Thai food for lunch and they had a candy bowl at the exit with this very candy in it. I asked what it was and was told Ko-wa. At least that is how she pronounced it. She was not sure how to spell it though. She thought there might be a G or maybe a W (gow-wa?).
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After doing some quick Googling I think it must be Goa.
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The fruit on the wrapper kinda looks like a Honeydew .. but it seems smaller, and kinda apple shaped with a stem. Was it all hard, or did it have a soft center?
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I compared the picture on the wrapper to a website for Thai fruits, it looks like a sugar apple or guava.

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