Tanghulu (simplified Chinese: 糖葫芦; traditional Chinese: 糖葫蘆; pinyin: tánghúlu) also called bingtanghulu, is a traditional Chinese snack of candied fruit. It originated from northern China, but it is now commonly available in most large Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai. It consists of fruits covered in hard candy on bambooskewers that are approximately 20 cm long.
The two common names for the confection literally mean "sugar bottle gourd" and "rock sugar bottle gourd," respectively. The "sugar" or "rock sugar" refers to the sugar coating, while the "bottle gourd" refers to the slight resemblance of the snack to the shape of the gourd fruit.