OK, I don't know if you can technically call this "food" per se, but man, it's one of my Japanese faves (yeah, I know, everything is my fave).
They call it "black sugar" caramel and it's made from Okinawa dark brown sugar - yum yum yum. It's got a really deep molassesy flavor that grabs you as you chew.
And chew you have to do with these babies, but they're not too hard. Just the perfect sweetness and perfect chewiness that would be awesome to watch a movie by.
Maybe I'll do that. First, wean the baby (in about a year from now), second, head to the cinema with these suckers stashed in my bag. I'll have to go on a Wednesday night, though, because that's ladies' night and it's "only" 1,000 yen (about $10) for a ticket (as compared to the usual 1800 yen price). Good thing the candies only cost 120 yen (about $1.20).