Sweets For Winter Sniffles

Want to be healthy? Then be sure to eat your candy!


Pear paste candy was originally created during the Tang Dynasty for the royal family. It is a blend of many different traditional Chinese medicines, all mixed into a sugary pear treat so it goes down easier.



Wu Shenzhong is the third generation of Shanghai pear paste candy-makers, but he is afraid this time-honored tradition will fade away soon. It’s hard work to make the candy, and he’s having a tough time finding a young person to take over for him when he retires, but he is committed to keeping tradition alive.



We hope that he does manage to find a replacement so he can take a well deserved retirement. It’s important to continue traditions, especially when they taste so good!


Editor: Season Yao