Shichifuku Imo are only produced on Ohshima located off the coast of Niihama city. This sweet potato which grows only on Ohshima is called “phantom potato” or “miracle potato” because of its very small yield. The whitish skin and sugar content, as high as that of melons, are characteristic of the potato. Once you have a bite, rich sweetness spreads in your mouth. Shichifuku-Imo Shōchu (potato vodka), sweets, etc., are produced using the potato.
Shichifuku-Imo Honpo Co., Ltd.
The flavor of shrimp is appetizing.
Ebiten, which has been loved by local people since early times, is a perfect seafood product made by mixing minced shrimp and fish with tōfu. Its unique light texture is created by using tōfu as a binding agent. It is popular as a souvenir and gift.
Akizuki Shokuhin Kōgyō Co., Ltd.
A popular sweet with a very refreshing taste.
It is a sweet with lemon rind kneaded into moist dough made by using “Himekko Mikan Eggs” and “Mikan blossom Honey.” All the ingredients are produced in Ehime Prefecture or the Seto Inland Sea area. The surface of the cake is coated with lemon chocolate. We use lemons produced with reduced pesticide.
Eikyūdō Co., Ltd.
Nostalgic candy brand of Iyo (now Ehime).
Using a time-honored recipe, the candy is made with carefully selected ingredients such as starch syrup and fresh cream. Five flavors of milk candy such as mikan (orange), cocoa, peanut, matcha (green tea), and strawberry, are packed in a packet. Each piece is wrapped in a retro-looking wrapper.
Besshi-Ame Honpo Co., Ltd.
Genji-Maki of Seto
This Japanese-style rolled cake received the Tea School Master’s prize. A unique recipe is used to make the rolled cake in which sponge is rolled up around thinly sliced Yōkan (A bar of gelled sweets made of bean paste, agar, and sugar). You can enjoy 3 types of Yōkan: white bean paste, yuzu (citron) and matcha (powdered tea). Each rolled cake is cut into 8 pieces for easy eating.
Ebisudō Confectionery Shop
Ehime Mikan (Orange) Liqueur
This liqueur uses generous amount of Ma’ana Mikan(orange) from Ehime Prefecture. It has a mild flavor that reminds you of the Mikans you used to eat sitting around the kotatsu (Japanese heated table) in the old days. This liqueur has been available at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong since 2018.
Kondō Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
These Glass Products are made using a kind of rock (chlorite schist) from Besshi Copper. The chlorite schist, which is an exceptional stone, is prized for garden stones. The iron it contains gives a deep green color to Niihama Glass. The glass products are the perfect gift from the “Tenkū-no-Mori (Besshi Copper Mine Area).”
They make good souvenirs. Akagane Museum occasionally holds workshops on accessory making and sandblasting using Niihama Glass.