Hello! Ever since I tried the Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy, I have been trying my best to sample the other gummies in my stash to see how they compared. After a lot of deliberation (so much choice – I need to stop hoarding my OyatsuBoxes!) I decided to give the Calpis Soda Gummies a go.
Calpis Soda Gummies
$1.99 – OyatsuCafe
These gummies are styled after Asahi’s Calpis Soda, the sweet and milky soft-drink sold all over Japan. Each round gummy candy tastes just like the real thing!
As I fell in love with the subtle milky taste of Fujiya Milky Box, I was excited to try the Calpis Soda Gummies. They claim to taste like the original Calpis Soda; a sweet and milky soft drink. I haven’t tried it myself but these gummies give me a good indication as to the taste.
When you open up the packet – a resealable foil packet to keep things fresh – you are instantly hit with a smell of sweet milk. To be honest I can find it quite off-putting at times. It doesn’t stop me eating them though! The gummy itself reminds me of an oversized jelly tot; it has the same appearance and consistency, if that makes sense. The gummy is firm and it requires an equally firm chew; you’ve gotta put those molars to work.
Whilst Fujiya Milky Box has a subtle, sweet milk taste that kept me reaching in the packet for more, these are perhaps almost too sweet for me – I know, right? I can just about manage two in one sitting, and then it can get a bit sickly. However, because I am only eating two in one sitting, and then leaving them for a few days until I eat them again, this small packet has lasted me for a good while. Then again, I think I’ve been eating them more because I’ve opened them and I don’t want them to go to waste; they’re not something I have been craving desperately. I doubt that I will be repurchasing another bag of these in the future, but I wouldn’t rule out trying the drink in the future though!
If you like your gummies super sweet and incredibly milky, you’ll probably like these. I never thought my sweet tooth and I would be defeated by such a small gummy . I demand a trial by… another variety (500 friendship points if you get that small reference!).
What Japanese gummies have you tried?