B - Asia - Gummies

Blue Bones


Taste: 2

Texture: 2.5

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

Are you into retro candy, you know stuff from the 60s and 70s? Are you into Japanese candy, things like Pocky and Koala's? If you answered yes to both those questions then this review will be right up your alley. What you see here, and what I just finished eating, is a traditional Japanese candy, that is if you where born in the 60s or 70s. It's funny, I never really gave much thought to Japanese treats from that era. I either think about the new treats or the really old ones.

For the shear interest, this treat is well worth looking for, after all it's not something you'll see on every shelf all over the world. The problem with this this treat is, for taste value it's not really worth it at all. In fact when I popped it in my mouth the flavour was so fleeting that I couldn't tell you exactly what it tastes like. I guess I should probably describe what it is. It's pretty much a tiny little gummy skull vacuum-sealed in a plastic container.

The plastic sealed container wasn't easy to get through either. The top was extremely difficult to get off, it had no easy to open corner and the glue of the top part caused the paper to rip. Getting the treat out of its form fitted dish was a pain as well. It took several minutes to get it out without damaging it (I wanted to know if the skull shape would stay, and it does). It's also super sticky on the fingers.

I guess this treat is ok, but it's nothing special, unless you have memories attached to it.