Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fragrant Gummies

Name: Fruits Gummy
Brand: Kotashima
Place Purchased: Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Price: $1.69
Size: 5 oz
Calories per ounce: 100
Type: Gummy

Aside from the name, these were great. Well, and the packaging.

The drab outside package featured rather drab pictures of the fruits flavored within. After opening there were over a dozen little individually wrapped gummies - each in a pretty colored wrapper with a fruit shaped gummy within. You can pretty much improve you enjoyment of these by dumping them from that outside bag. The fruits are pineapple, orange, strawberry, lychee and melon. The orange ones are cute little slices the size of an actual tangerine slice and the pineapples (also pictured) are tiny little pineapples.

Unlike the German-style gummies, these are a little sticky on the outside, which makes the individual packaging necessary. Biting into them, they’re less rubbery than gummies as well, but have that same great chewy-but-not-sticky texture that you find in a firm gelatin. The flavor is really intense, very fragrant. But, while the pineapple smells really good and is sweet, it has not tang to it. There is no sour associated with these gummies at all - they’re all sweet and perfume.

I found it refreshing and really pleasant, while I think I’d prefer them with a bit of a bite to them, the flavor is so dense I can see why they went this way. The package heralds that they’re made with real fruit juices and pretty much nothing else but that and some gelatin/pectin and sugar.

Rating: 7 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:30 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewGummi Candy7-Worth ItJapan

  1. Is that webbed planet looking thing with a propellar a lychee?

    The first human to eat that must have been very brave.

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Have you tried Gummi Sushi. Very yummy!

    Check out a picture here:


    Comment by Crazy Candyologist on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. O.o It’s called, “The Fruits.”
    (that Japanese writing above the bland English).  Sounds better than “Fruits Gummies” ne?

    And Lychee’s very good…

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. >< And to finish my comment (which I forgot to), this oughta go under Japanese candies, since, well, they’re Japanese.  Heh.

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    I’m such an idiot for not realizing that they were Japanese! I got them at a Chinese store, but the manufacturer name should have been a dead giveaway.

    Thanks for the heads up Tindy (and the translation). I’ll move them around on the index page this weekend.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Russ, that fruit you desscribed appears to be a melon. Asian fruits tend to look slightly different than their Americanized counterparts. But the fruit is just as tasty and possibly better in candy form.

    Comment by Leah on 7/19/09 at 7:03 am #
  7. Russ, that’s a cantaloupe or honeydew.  They have them in the US too.

    Comment by dewfall on 12/21/10 at 8:54 pm #
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