Tuesday, April 8, 2008

EveryBurger

EveryburgerSometimes it seems like gummis are the only candies that imitate other food products. (There are gummi pizza slices, gummi fries, gummi fried eggs and of course gummi burgers.)

It’s fun to see some more inventive materials used. Every Burger (or maybe it’s all one word, Everyburger) is two little sesame cookies with a dollop of chocolate to simulate the burger and a dollop of white confection to simulate the cheese.

Everyburger closeup

I’m not sure if they count as candy or if they’re just cookies sold in the candy aisle.

Half of the Everyburger bountyThe box has two indivdually wrapped trays, eight little burgers in each. Each little burger is about as big around as a quarter.

The cookies are very sesame. Probably too much for me. I love halvah and those sesame snaps, but I just don’t like the darker taste of toasted sesame, and these have that.

But how can I not love the little detail of the seeds on the bun?

The chocolate is sweet and less than chocolatey - mostly it just has a cool and buttery feeling on the tongue. The cookie isn’t very sweet, it’s kind of like a sesame animal cracker.

Overall, it’s a fun little treat, in a convenient package (about 1.2 ounces per tray and 182 calories per tray).

Ellen likes EveryburgerThey’re the perfect size for a large scale doll like Barbie (yeah, like she’d eat an Everyburger) or GI Joe.

They’re kind of like Pocky. Just a bland cookie and some chocolate. But in this case, it’s a really fun bit of tromp l’oeil.

There is (or was) a Bitter version and Caramel and if you’re looking for them, the packaging can vary depending on the size. Here’s an earlier version of the package from Robyn in 2005 and really old school and a current single-serve version.

For those looking for something at the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s the almost life-sized Giant Size Mallow Burger that clocks in at 412 calories. (See Candy Addict review.)

Bourbon, the Japanese manufacturer of EveryBurger also makes the wildly popular CubyRop.

Related Candies

  1. Wheat Chocolate
  2. Brain Candy! (gummi brains)
  3. Almond Crush Pocky
  4. Pocky Kurogoma (Black Sesame)
  5. Men’s Pocky
  6. Gummi Sushi
Name: EveryBurger
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Bourbon
Place Purchased: Mitsuwa (Little Tokyo)
Price: $1.39
Size: 2.39 ounces
Calories per ounce: 152
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Japan

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:48 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. how very strange

    Comment by sketchy on 4/08/08 at 8:11 am #
  2. seriously, thats the funniest thing ive seen all day!

    Comment by Doug on 4/08/08 at 9:15 am #
  3. I LOVE that really old school package!

    Comment by Sera on 4/08/08 at 10:33 am #
  4. bizarre, but cute! :0D

    Comment by VeggieGirl on 4/08/08 at 2:24 pm #
  5. How weird. Really enjoy your blog—I will send it on to my candy loving buddies.

    Comment by maybelle's Mom on 4/08/08 at 3:16 pm #
  6. Oh, the cuteness!  I don’t actually like real hamburgers, but I would so go for these.

    Comment by Alicia on 4/08/08 at 3:39 pm #
  7. Oh my God, THAT’S what they’re called?! I used to get them every so often as a child. The ones I got were in the Japanese packaging with the weird hamster/teddy bear, so I never knew what the name was.
    I remember them being pretty flavourless, but man. Memories.

    Comment by amanda on 4/08/08 at 6:32 pm #
  8. Is it sad sad sad that I immediately though Vosges should take their Mo’s Bacon Bar and make little chocolate molded bacon burgers? Sort of like the flying pigs they’re doing now? That would be so cute.

    I haven’t even had the Bacon Bar because I’m a vegetarian. Parents say it’s delicious though.

    Comment by Anastasia on 4/08/08 at 8:10 pm #
  9. similarly strange looking, the Japanese company Meiji makes chocolate covered bamboo shoot and mushroom shaped cookies.  Are they cookies or candy? - I don’t know.  But, I am sure that they taste about the same as the burgers, except with almond flavor instead of sesame seed flavor

    Comment by lynn on 4/09/08 at 4:06 am #
  10. MY GOODNESS. You reviewed Everyburger!!!!  That’s my most favorite Japanese candy/snack!  You were able to get it at a store? The Japanese store by me doesn’t carry them!! *envy*

    Comment by Tindy on 4/09/08 at 5:10 am #
  11. Also there is a very funny, kind of profane review of Megamallows Giant Pizza Slice here, if you’re into life sized marshmallow treats.

    http://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/2008/03/07/megamallows-giant-pizza-slice/

    Comment by MaliceAlice on 4/09/08 at 3:44 pm #
  12. My 6 yr old daughter is sitting here with me looking at your blog, an she saw the doll you have holding the burger candy and she said, “Hey!! I have that doll!!” it was cute and funny. LOL

    Comment by Amy on 4/11/08 at 5:25 am #
  13. my wifey got me this from disney and they international world.  the package was different, but the contents were the same.

    i liked the product, it was very pricy thou.

    Comment by jeremy k on 4/11/08 at 7:18 am #
  14. Seriously, these look pretty tasty. I would try them way before I’d ever bite into a gummy burger!

    Comment by Imani on 4/13/08 at 4:53 pm #
  15. What toyline is that doll from?  I plan to do that with a different doll.
    http://marvellegends.net/MarvelLegends/HML02/BlobBAF01.jpg

    Comment by candy & toys on 4/19/08 at 4:48 pm #
  16. Cybele's avatar

    candy & toys - I just call her Ellen. She’s from Fisher Price and has a date stamp on her foot of 1993.

    Here’s more info about her.

    I think she’s the “before” EveryBurger eater, and yours would be the “after!”

    Comment by Cybele on 4/19/08 at 5:14 pm #
  17. Initially, I thought that these candies looked pretty gross but today I ended up opening a package of them because for Christmas both my dad and uncle decided to get me Japanese candy ( smile ). I soon became addicted and ate the whole box… And I really liked the toasted sesame taste… yum. Reminds me of a bagel.

    Comment by Carleene on 12/27/08 at 3:04 pm #
  18. Cool!  Your description is highly accurate.  I haven’t seen Every Burger in Japan, but I did find it at home in the U.S. - at Hua Xing grocery in Ann Arbor (which has a lot of other weird candy and snacks too).

    Comment by Sam on 1/17/09 at 5:03 am #
  19. I just had EveryBurger! mmmm…tasty!

    Comment by Ken on 3/22/10 at 7:45 am #
  20. Does anyone know if you can buy these anywhere in europe?

    Comment by Ayu on 9/27/10 at 4:20 am #
  21. I think the outside cookie part is a lot like Milano.  The whole thing is a lot like Milano except with a higher chocolate to cookie ratio.  I can’t get over how cute they are, especially with all those little fake sesame seeds on the wheat bun.  I have gotten them at various chinese grocery stores in Houston (Welcome, Diho, Dun Huang).

    Comment by Gillian on 10/12/10 at 6:05 am #

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