Are you on a diet??
Wanna lose weight! but wanna eat more…
Imagine if you could eat as much as you want, without gaining weight…
0kcal sweets are available in Japan!!!
You will be surprised, but we have 0kcal sweets in Japan. These are the products for people who are on a diet, but the taste is really good. They make effort to satisfy our hunger as much as possible with putting rich ingredients. One example is nata de coco. You can find the sweets below in a convenience store or a supermarket quite easily.
◆0kcal jelly (nata de coco inside)
What is nata de coco by the way?
Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like foodstuff produced by the fermentation of coconut water, which gels through the production of microbial cellulose by Acetobacter xylinum. Originating in the Philippines, Nata de coco is most commonly sweetened as a candy or dessert, and can accompany many things including pickles, drinks, ice cream, puddings and fruit mixes.
It’s kind of light, but enough to satisfy our hunger!
It’s not like eating a doughnut or a pancake, but enough to satisfy that “a little more after meal…” feeling, and it’s super healthy as it’s 0kcal!!
Yoghurt flavor (nata de coco inside)
Grape flavor (nata de coco inside)
This product, named “Tsubu gelee” is also 0kcal yet which fulfills our hunger. This is like juice, but you can feel the texture in your mouth too. Actually, this is made of jelly. It contains crushed jelly, and you can feel it as if it were pieces of the real fruits.
Salty lemon flavor
Carrot mix flavor
The texture of food is the key.
For Japanese people, feeling good texture is one of the important roles in eating something.
As you can imagine from crunchy tempura, Japanese people really appreciate the texture of food. Maybe the 0kcal sweets you have just read about would be boring if there were no remarkable textures such as nata de coco and crushed jelly inside. Feeling the texture in our mouth can help us to satisfy our envy for eating, like good tastes or smells.