On Sunday, I saw a box of candied Etrog in my local store. I'm assuming that they made this available in honor of Tu B'Shevat. The etrog pieces are clearly recognizable other than the coating of loads of sugar on the outside. Assume that the etrog pieces are raw, not cooked, for purposes of making this concoction.
Is the bracha ha'etz or shehakol? I'm assuming it's shehakol based on the idea that if one eats a fruit or vegetable (e.g. raw potatoes) that is normally not eaten raw in his community, one says shehakol In the U.S., raw etrog is not eaten, commonly. Does the sugar coating change the bracha status?