Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy

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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 -- Famous in Japan, UK Blog

Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy

£2.60 – Blippo

They say:

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!

I say:

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!

Kabaya Watermelon Gummy Candy - Famous in Japan, UK Blog

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?

Danniella x

Kabaya Watermelon Gummies included in items sent for consideration of review by Blippo.com.  You can read that post here.  No further compensation received.

November 6, 2014
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  • Reply Jessica Edmunds

    These sound delicious, deifnitely don’t think I could have gummies and chocolate though..I have had bad experiences of sweets on cakes and that was enough for me haha xx

    November 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Hahaha, aw bless you! xx

      November 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Gemma Turner

    They sound delicious but I’m such a tight wad and couldn’t stomach £2.60 for a teeny packet haha! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    November 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Hahaha, I though that was quite reasonable! ;) x

      November 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    I need these in my life right now, they sound amazing! x

    November 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      If you have a sweet tooth you will love them :) x

      November 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    These sound yummy, but all the Japanese food is sooooo expensive over here! Fair enough its imported but I just dont have the cash for it! Was a bit dissapointed a Hyper Japan as I didnt buy much food wise!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    November 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is isn’t it? It’s best to try international sites like Blippo or OyatsuCafe x

      January 11, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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