Uranaikko Fortune Telling Gum


If you can read Japanese, are superstitious, and enjoy chewing gum, then this is the perfect treat for you. If you answered no to any one of the choices above, I don't think you're really going to like this treat that much. This is a gum that's all about novelty in very specific areas, the ones listed above. As far as I can gather, the package is covered with images and phrases that deal with fortune. In the box are several long and narrow sticks of gum with writing on them, which I can only assume is a fortune. The package has some kind of crazy opening to get the sticks out that I couldn't really figure out, but I assume it makes it more fun to get a random stick with your fortune.

If we're to strip away the package and the fortune telling aspect, what you're left with is a very average gum. The long shape is a little unique and fun, but everything else about this gum not that impressive. It's not that the gum is gross; it just doesn't really deliver on flavour. I can only assume that the flavour is supposed to be cola, but I get that from the package and not from the flavour. It's a little too fruity to feel like cola to me. The flavour is pretty powerful at first, but it quickly diminishes. After about 2 minutes you still have flavour, but it's nothing compared to the first few seconds.

Texture wise it's fine, it's a little sticky, but it's not too hard and doesn't hurt your jaw at all. I'm sure there are some people that would have fun chewing this gum; I'm just not in the loop enough to really get it.