U - Asia - Gummies

Uma Soda Gummy

Tanseido

Taste: 1

Texture: 2

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

June 7 2011

More penny candy or "Dagashi" from Japan. I just learned the word Dagashi a little while ago and now I'm thrilled to use it whenever I want to appear smarter than I actually am. The first problem I had with this treat came way before it even entered my mouth. Trying to open these old style treats from Japan always prove to be a bit of a challenge. Maybe there's some kind of instruction printed on the front that I can't read, but for me the wrapper on the back that you have to peel away rips making it really hard to get it open. Also the snack itself often sticks to the wrapper making it more challenging still.

It didn't get any easier after either. Basically the treat did everything in its sticky power to not be removed from its package. I pulled and prodded with all my might and dental power, but all I cold mange to get out was bits of blue sticky goo. Seriously if anybody can read something on this package that might help I would greatly appreciate it.

The good news in the end was that I could only get a small portion of the treat out of the package. Just enough to know that I pretty much hated the flavour. It had a slight ramune fizzy flavour to it but for the most part it just kind of tasted like soap. A strong sharp soap to be exact. I'd give more details into brands but I had a fairly clean mouth as a kid.

This might be great for all of you candy historians that want to look into Japanese's recent past, but for those of you with taste buds you might want to pass.