A roll of haw flakes and a haw flake
||Saan Zaa Beng
|Place of origin
||Chinese hawthorn fruit, sugar
Haw flakes are Chinese sweets made from the fruit of the Chinese hawthorn. The dark pink candy is usually formed into discs one millimeter thick. Some Chinese people take the flakes with bitter Chinese herbal medicine. Also known as "Saan Zaa Beng" (山楂餅） in many Cantonese speaking areas around the world.
Haw flakes are manufactured in China and are available in many parts of Asia. There has been very little change in the recipe or taste from the original version.
The new Haw Flakes packaging
Gourmet haw flakes are also available at specialty Chinese markets. Gourmet haw flakes tend to be larger than the Shandong haw flakes (gourmet haw flakes are about 35–40 mm in diameter whereas the Shandong haw flakes are about 25 mm in diameter.)
Haw flakes have been seized on several occasions by the United States Food and Drug Administration for containing Ponceau 4R (E124, Acid Red 18), an unapproved artificial coloring.
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