G - Asia - Gummies

Gummy Sushi


Taste: 3.5

Texture: 2

Novelty: 4.5

All scores out of 5

I think I had the same fear as many do when they first bite into one of these treats: fish flavoured gummy. Fortunately I was wrong. What you get are little fishy-looking gummies (fruit flavoured) with little marshmallow rice balls with what I can only say is a chocolate center in the rice. On a cute scale it's pretty high, although the rice looks more like... well... a marshmallow. It really doesn't look like rice, but I'm not sure how you would otherwise make candy rice. So I really can't complain, although the texture is a little strange. Gummy and marshmallow are two strange textures as it is, similar but strange, so when you mix them together, it just makes your mouth feel like it's stuck on a New York Times crossword puzzle.

The taste, on the other hand, is actually really good. I have to hand it to Japanese candy makers, they know how to work the gummy flavours. For the most part almost all fruity gummy flavours I've tried from Japan have been really good.

Other important kudos have to go to the packaging. I don't get it but it was really entertaining.