Hello! When I spied a lonesome looking tube of Meiji Gummy Choco on the clearance shelf in my local Chinese supermarket, I had to have it for so many reasons. It’s on it’s own… it’s the last one… It’s for the blog…
Meiji Gummy Choco (Muscat)
I have to admit that somewhere, the common sense/basic reading ability section of my brain had a massive shutdown, as I didn’t realise these were gummies – yes, even though it says GUMMY on the front in English and in Japanese – グミチョ コ (gu-mi chyo-ko). When I finally crammed a few in my mouth and I went to chew, well it was quite the surprise!
I had to eat several of these to be able to talk a half decent picture of the inside of these – I’m sorry it’s not pretty but it was better than some of the other pictures. A grape flavoured gummy is in the centre, which is then covered in a layer of white chocolate, and then a layer of milk chocolate. I would say the grape gummy definitely overtakes the trademark Meiji chocolate smell and flavour. At first I didn’t like these and this almost became a negative review, but I have to say that they have now grown on me in a weird way. I can only eat a few in one sitting as they can be quite sickly after a while. It is quite strange to have a chewy gummy mixed with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate but it just somehow comes together.
I’m not sure I would buy these again myself as I prefer the normal, gummy free(!), Meiji chocolate, but I would probably buy them as a gift for someone who is more adventurous with these kind of things. You can get them at either TofuCute or The Japan Centre but they may be of limited availability at the moment as chocolate isn’t imported from Japan in the summer – it melts in transit!
Would you give these gummies a go?