If you like your sweets super sour, today’s post is for you. Let me tell you about the Shigekix – Energy Drink.
Shigekix – Energy Drink
£1.46 – OyatsuCafe
The Shigekix – Energy Drink are a fairly new arrival into my life, having only landed on my doorstep a few weeks ago in an OyatsuBox. They are heralded as being some of the most sour candies to ever come out of Japan. With that claim in mind, I had to try them as soon as possible. Once I have an item in mind to try I must try it as soon as possible, despite how large my review backlog is…
The Shigekix – Energy Drink come in a small packet; they are smaller in height than my iPhone 6 to give you an indication. They come housed in a foil and resealable packet, which is handy if you can’t bring yourself to eat them all in one go. I find that having sweets in resealable packets really does help me stop overeating unnecessarily. Having a large candy stash in my wardrobe on the other hand… does not.
The sweets themselves are small, hard and chewy. When I first opened the packet, I was surprised at their appearance. Surely this tiny sweet couldn’t be as sour as they claimed?
I was wrong.
JEEZ. MY JAW! EEEEEE!
THESE SWEETS ARE SOUR.
Fear not; the sour sensation disappears before your face permanently transforms into a prune. The sour sensation doesn’t last that long in my view; it’s more of an quick, intense hit rather than an ongoing sour taste. After the initial sour shock has gone, you are left with an enjoyable, energy drink tasting sweet. The small size and chewy nature means they are quite addictive in their own special way. No matter how sour they get and how much you want to cry, you just want another.
I would definitely buy these candies again. They’re so unusual, and definitely from Japan. Even though they are the most sour sweets I have ever tried, they are also strangely addictive. In true me-like fashion, I want to try the ramune variety. I also want to try and prank some unsuspecting people into trying them… Let’s hope my potential victims don’t read my blog!
Would you try these super sour candies?