Meiji Gummy Choco

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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 - Famous in Japan, UK 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!

Meiji Gummy Choco Pictures - Famous in Japan, UK Blog

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?

Danniella x

July 30, 2014
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  • Reply Rosie

    They sound really strange, I can’t imagine how chocolate and gummy works together. I really like kawaii stuff (I’m not even sure I just used the word ‘kawaii’ right), I don’t know much about it at all but it always looks so cute!

    July 30, 2014 at 7:41 am
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Kawaii means cute, so you used it right! :D it is strange, but I suppose it’s one of those things you need to try :D x

      August 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Kloe Wallace

    This is how I feel about the Cadburys creation bar with the jelly bits in, at first I was all ew no that’s gammy why do I want to eat chocolate covered gummy sweets?! but now I love the taste it’s so odd! Haha.
    I am dying to try some Meiji chocolate though it sounds sooo good.
    Kloe xx

    July 30, 2014 at 11:20 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      hahahaha gammy. I miss the north!

      July 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm
      • Reply danniella josephine

        The north misses you! I think I had that cadburys chocolate too, it’s weirdly addictive I think I ate a whole bar in a day of it hahah! oops… Meiji meltykiss is SO good. Oh my god, winter needs to hurry up! x

        August 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Jing-Jing

    These are one of my favourite sweets from my childhood :D I can see how some people may find them a bit odd though. They do a strawberry flavoured one too which you might like more. Chocolate and strawberry does sound like a more popular combo than chocolate and grape lol

    July 30, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Oooh strawberry? That sounds interesting! Yes, chocolate and grape is so odd, it’s the texture I couldn’t get used to at first! xx

      August 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Shell Senseless

    These sound kind of strange but I have an urge to try them, I quite like the combination of gummy and chocolate!

    August 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You should! :) I think you can still get them online x

      September 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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