Hello! Today’s post might not be as unusual as I had originally thought. Let’s talk about the Meiji Wata Pachi Gum – Ramune.
Meiji Wata Pachi Gum – Ramune
£1.27 – OyatsuCafe
I received the ramune variety of Wata Pachi Gum in an OyatsuBox of course – where else? Wata Pachi Gum is cotton candy/candyfloss that is infused with popping candy that crackle as the cotton candy turns to bubblegum as you chew.
In case you wanted to learn something new today, OyatsuBox state that the name “Wata” means cotton, while “Pachi” is a common Japanese term to describe a popping noise.
I have tried the lemon flavour variety of Wata Pachi Gum before as I received a packet in my Oyatsu-rprise. I knew I had to share with you all the ramune flavour as it is a Japanese flavour (and is a lot more exciting to talk about than lemon and cola – flavours we already have over here!)
The concept of cotton candy turning into chewing gum is not a new concept to me. I remember there being something similar to this when I lived in Spain (10 years ago now!). I would imagine there are other varieties out there too. Even though I knew of it, I actually never tried it. I don’t think I ever had any spare pennies to buy it. I am now deeply regretting spending my euros in Claire’s Accessories *curses emo younger self*
I never thought I would find a picture that is more unflattering than my before and after pictures, but by golly I think I’ve done it! This cotton candy looks like something you might find under the bed… *cackles to self*
The cotton candy crackles on the tongue, and immediately you can taste the beautiful ramune flavour. Ramune is best described as a mixture of lemonade and bubblegum; it is one of the best flavours ever.
However, the flavour seems to disappear when it turns into gum. It turns into gum VERY quickly so you will find yourself scoffing all the cotton candy in a desperate attempt to keep the ramune flavour for as long as possible. This means of course the candy floss doesn’t last very long.
I have to say that the popping candy isn’t that noticeable. You can feel it initially in the cotton candy on your tongue, but once it has turned into gum it disappears along with the flavour. I personally couldn’t hear it popping away at any time whilst eating, but it’s not something that I am bothered about too much.
It might not be an entirely new thing, but I still really enjoyed the Wata Pachi Gum. This is definitely something I would buy again in the future. I would probably repurchase the ramune variety only, as I am sure there are similar products with generic flavours available here, or elsewhere… like Spain!
Would you ever try Wata Pachi Gum?