Hello! I’ve been meaning to try Japanese gummies for a long time as they are held up in such high regard. I was very excited to receive a bag of Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy from the kind folk at Blippo.com. Even though I’ve previously munched on the Meiji Gummy Choco, I didn’t feel that they counted as “proper” gummies as they were covered in chocolate. I needed the full gummy experience.
Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy
Watermelon is a hugely popular fruit snack during the summer in Japan. This cute pack contains gummies in watermelon and watermelon soda flavor, coated with fine sweet sugar. The gummy pieces look like real watermelons. Enjoy the taste of summer!
It seems Googling “is watermelon popular in Japan” will take you to some weird webpages. In case you were wondering, watermelon is popular in Japan, yes; so much so that it sells for insanely high prices. The latest trend is for square watermelon as they are given as decorations or gifts… yes… DECORATIONS. I think Google might be pulling my leg here, or it might not (different strokes for different folks and all that!) but either way I’ll be sticking with these gummies, ありがとう!
The Kayaba Watermelon Gummies come housed in a re-sealable foil bag which not only keeps them fresh and in tip-top condition for munching, but it also means you do not have to gorge yourself on the entire packet in fear of them going “off”, “funny” or “dodgy”.
These are my first “proper” gummies and I am impressed. They manage to get it just right. The gummy is firm, but soft enough to chew without it sticking to your teeth unnecessarily. These have a subtle watermelon smell that hit me when I opened the bag for the first time, and continued to do so even after a few times of re-sealing and opening. The taste is sweet yet it isn’t overpowering, sour or bitter.
Just two of these gummies satisfy my sweet tooth easily so this packet has lasted me about a week, possibly even longer. Although, this is probably due to the fact that they are ridiculously high in sugar (the ingredient list is basically sugarsugarsugar, and they’re also finely covered in it) so if you are sensitive to sugar, cutting down on it or even cutting it completely out of your diet (I salute your brave soul), these are sweets to avoid. I’m keen to try other gummies now in the hope they get it right just like these do. It’s time to raid my Japanese confectionary stash…
Have you ever tried Japanese gummies? What are your favourite? If you haven’t tried any, would you give them a go?