Welcome to the second half of the Candy Japan unboxing as this monthly subscription is sent out in two parts to minimize on shipping costs. I received the first set of candy a few weeks ago followed by the second set about a week and half ago. I should mention that I have since cancelled my subscription with Candy Japan as I managed to find most of the candy I received for much cheaper. Living in Vancouver gives me access to a lot of Asian candy and it seems I just wasn’t looking hard enough! I still think this is a great service for those who do not have easy access to Asian foodstuffs as it gives you the opportunity to try some unique candy!
I have no idea what the names of the following candies are as there was no email sent this time. I took a risk, popped them in my mouth and hoped for the best!
Seika’s Narutokintoki Soft Caramels
I made the mistake of trying to peel off the clear plastic before trying to eat these caramels before realizing that it’s rice paper! Meaning that, it’s edible! Most of you are familiar with White Rabbit Candies that have the clear, tasteless paper-like substance surrounding each candy. This is the same thing that was on the caramels. The rice paper is present to prevent candy wrappers from sticking the to candy (smart, right?) and in the case of the caramels, is there to prevent the caramels from sticking to each other and the packaging! Genius! As for the taste, it’s not very sweet and almost has a slight gritty texture to it. These aren’t smooth in the tongue like classic caramels which I prefer. This candy was just okay for me…
These have a sour powdery coating on the outside and is what I would consider a firm gummy. They’re almost too hard to chew as they get stuck on your teeth so I’ve just been sucking on them. They taste fruity and remind me a little bit of mango or pineapple in flavour.
This is just plain old bubble gum with a fruity flavour, but what’s special about this candy is more in the packaging. As the instructions state, you PICK, GET and PULL! The sticks of gum are exposed on the bottoms so the wrappers are just little sleeves. No unwrapping required.
I didn’t like this set of candy as much as the first, but there was still a great variety of things to try. Ever since my initial discovery of Candy Japan, I have been eating candy non-stop! I cannot get enough of Japanese candy! My tongue is actually raw from eating fizzy candies during work. Thank goodness I still love salad or I’d be in trouble!