Forget cameras – Nikon has just launched a new range of candy!

Forget cameras – Nikon has just launched a new line of candy!
(Image credit: Nikon)

New cameras are all well and good, but Nikon has bucked the trend by launching a new range of confectionary at its Nikon Museum in Japan. 

The manufacturer has just announced the Nikon Z fc (opens in new tab), an exceptionally covetable retro camera (opens in new tab), and it is already such a hot product that the company can't meet the overwhelming demand. So at least you can fill your empty hands with a box of deliciously sticky confectionary in the form of 'Nikon Bite Yōkan New 10 Pieces'! 

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If you're wondering what yōkan is, it's a form of wagashi – a Japanese sweet that's made of anko (red bean) paste, agar and sugar molded into a rectangular shape. Originally a Chinese recipe, it has become a traditional Japanese sweet. 

The sweets are available at the Nikon Museum in Tokyo, or via the Nikon Museum Original Goods (opens in new tab) page on the manufacturer's Japanese online store (if you're a wizard at navigating Kanji). 

According to (opens in new tab) Digital Camera Watch, the Nikon yōkan is derived from a product that Nikon had previously sold exclusively to its employees since 1973 in the staff shop within the office. Since opening the Nikon Museum in October 2015, over 10,000 boxes of the confectionary have been sold to the general public.

"This product adds five new flavors of chocolate, blueberry, chili, matcha, and brown sugar to the five flavors of Ogura, salt, Honneri, Yuzu, and sesame that were included in the conventional 'Nikon Bite Yōkan'," says the official description on the Nikon Museum website (opens in new tab).

The ornate packaging features photographs of iconic Nikon products, including the Nikon F (one of the best film cameras (opens in new tab)), Joico microscope and Novar 7x50 binoculars. 

If you're lucky enough to be visiting Tokyo, you can pick up a box of Nikon Bite Yōkan New 10 Pieces for ¥1,200 (approximately $10.83 / £7.82 / AU$14.29). 

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.