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“A taste of 123-year-old history”

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Sweet, chewy and with a hint of crunchy peanut, it is the Ching Chang Li Xingang Candy, a candy in a lot of people’s childhood memories. Also, the soft and flavorful Banana Candy. On the bite the banana fragrance will tingle your senses and people around you. This ordinary looking and yet flavorful tasting candy has captured people’s heart for over 123 years.

The pure white Xingang Candy, original named Mouse Candy and also known as the Twin Kernel Candy, was a creation by Lu Qi Tou. He first started off by selling homemade maltose candy and peanut candy in the Minxiong area. Because of the constant rain, he couldn’t go out to sell his candy and all his peanut candy are melting due to the humidity. He came up with the idea of using the already melted peanut candy and combined it with the freshly cooked maltose candy. He shaped the candy like a little mouse and thus called it the Mouse Candy. Because of the odd name and strange shape, it soon became very popular. Lu Qi Tou decided to make a living by selling his Mouse Candy.

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He then changed the name to Twin Kernel Candy to make it more appealing.On March 23rd 1891, many people came to Xingang’s Mazu Temple to worship the sea goddess, Mazu. Lu Qi Tou brought over his Twin Kernel Candy to sell at the Mazu Temple and it became an instant hit. Because of the popularity, he decided to move to Xingang and opened up his new candy store near the Mazu Temple.

He named the store Ching Chang Li and gave the Twin Kernel Candy a new name, Xingang Candy. Thus, the famous Ching Chang Li Xingang Candy was born. Apart from Xingang Candy, they have also created other popular candy such as Banana Candy, Longan Candy, Grape Candy, Plum Candy etc. Ching Chang Li Xingang Candy has become a household brand that is known throughout the nation.

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