While playing Skyward Sword and Super Mario Galaxy, you probably realized that Gratitude Crystals and Star Bits shared an uncanny resemblance. Did You Know Gaming has now made it clear where these similarities began. These objects weren’t inspired by shooting stars or a science fiction form of solid gratitude but rather a delicious candy.

Known as konpeitō, this type of rock candy has a course sugar core that is coated in a colorful sugar syrup. The sweat treat originated in Portugal but was brought to Japan in the 16th century and is still popular today. In fact, it is possible to purchase these delights from a local Asian market or from online retailers.

Source: Did You Know Gaming (via GoNintendo)