Awaji Orange Stick is made of candied orange peel, using Awaji Island’s specialty Naruto oranges, which are then carefully dipped in Belgian chocolate. Naruto oranges, which are native to Awaji Island, is characterized by their bittersweet flavor, natural acidity and refreshing aroma. It is a very precious fruit as it only grows on the island. Candied Naruto orange peel is called “Naruto-zuke” and has long been loved as local sweet. In order to enhance their attractiveness, chocolate was used to create a sweet like candied orange peel, which is popular in Western countries. It is coated about half way, allowing you to fully enjoy the color and aroma of the rare Naruto orange. Each orange peel is carefully dipped in chocolate by hand, while paying close attention to the temperature of chocolate. The smooth texture of chocolate and the vivid orange color is visually elegant, and perfect for a gift. The orange peel, with sparkling sugar grains, bends gently when you hold it with your fingertips. The bitterness and sweetness harmonizes perfectly in your mouth.