Friday, April 13, 2007

Koakuma Goth Puccho

Koakuma PackageKoakuma from UHA are a curious little candy. They’ve taken their wildly popular Puccho and combined them with the flavors and colors of the Gothic Lolita style popular in Japan. Koakuma means “little devil” and the package sports the little character all over it. With a heart shaped face, little bat wings and on the bottom of the pleated bag, she rides a trident like a broom.

These little candies come individually wrapped inside larger pouches. The taffy base is black with rich colored stripes and then studded with gummis.

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Koakuma Peach Rose

I’m not usually fond of peach flavored candies. Don’t misunderstand, I’m a huge fan of fresh peaches, canned peaches and even dried peaches. There’s just something about many peach flavored candies I’m just not fond of.

No matter, because these don’t taste like peaches. It smells like peaches, but it tastes like mildly tart floral berries.

The little gummy bits provide and interesting texture to the bouncy chew. It was very fresh and soft and pretty darn good. I was really surprised I ate most of the bag.

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Koakuma Blueberry Rose

I’ve never really been that impressed with blueberry as a flavor. I often get it confused with raspberry in candies, and this one is no exception. It tastes like raspberry and a little floral note thrown in there with the rose. But I have to say that I’m impressed that the color actually looks like blueberries instead of like something pharmaceutical.

Again, bouncy and chewy and fresh and thoroughly enjoyable.

Both of them were nice, but the specific flavors just weren’t my favorites. I think I’d like a strawberry with rose or maybe a grape and violet. I bet they’d make a fun gift for someone who’s intro Goth though. (Who doesn’t like candies that match their nail polish?) There is another flavor called Cassis & Grape that I saw on JList for $1.80 (which has lots of other Gothic Lolita cosplay stuff to complete the look).

Here are some other reviews:
Japanese Snack Review & Giant Jeans Parlor

Name: Koakuma: Peach Rose & Blueberry Rose
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: UHA
Place Purchased: gift from Santos (thanks!)
Price: unknown
Size: 1.41 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, Gummi, Japan, UHA

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:45 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. hi there! i’m the same way—i don’t like peach, blueberry or most flowery-flavoured candies, but this one of the few candies i buy on a fairly regular basis. i might have to mosey on over to the jlist site because i really like cassis-flavoured anything. i’ll let you know!

    Comment by santos. on 4/14/07 at 3:20 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Do let me know how the cassis is. I also saw the there’s a limited edition cassis Mentos in Japan! (I’ve been bugging JList about carrying Mentos, too.)

    Comment by Cybele on 4/18/07 at 10:37 am #
  3. I don’t suppose any of you know somewhere in America that sells these and if not is it possible to get these shipped from japan to a teenagers home?

    Comment by Autumn Reynolds on 10/15/09 at 6:52 am #
  4. That looks amazing. I wish I could try it!

    Comment by Rachel on 6/28/10 at 4:19 pm #

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