Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nobel Nama Caramel Gummy

Nama Caramel GummyNobel  is not a brand of Japanese candy I know well, though I immediately have affection for them because they make the Super Lemon sour candies that have the charming packages.

A couple of years ago I picked up a package of Puccho that was creme brulee flavored (technically I think it was called Baked Puccho - Custard Cream). I love it so much and though I know it was a limited edition flavor, I’ve been looking for something like it. A chewy, milky and caramelized sort of thing.

When I saw this little package in Little Tokyo I thought I’d give it a go. It’s called simply Nama Carmel Gummy. I could palpate the pieces within the bag and could tell that they were firm but distinct pieces, like tiny little fleshy bricks.

Nama Caramel Gummy

It smells sweet and rather woodsy, like brown sugar and milk. The texture is soft and bouncy but quite firm. There’s a light dusting of what I’m guessing is corn starch, so they’re not shiny.

Honestly, they don’t look like much, but they’re quite dreamy. Instead of being caramel flavored, they’re actually made with milk and cream ... that’s not zinc oxide making it look milky, it is milky. It’s a toasty flavor, not too sweet. The texture is bouncy and chewy more like a Haribo than a Trolli. They’re crazy good though I admit they’re strange. It’s really like eating something that’s a cross between butterscotch pudding and jello. I would definitely buy these again if I can find them.

Of course I can’t find them online.

Related Candies

  1. Meiji Pokka Coffee Caramel
  2. Meiji Gummy Choco
  3. UHA Puccho Custard
  4. Das French Salted Caramels
  5. Fran’s Gray Salt Caramels

Name: Nama Caramel Gummy
Place Purchased: Marukai (Little Tokyo)
Price: $1.39
Size: $1.58
Calories per ounce: 118
Categories: Gummi Candy, 8-Tasty, Japan

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:53 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyGummi Candy8-TastyJapan

  1. Japanese and Chines candy are so much fun to try! Their caramels are always surprisingly good too, soft chews or hard candy.

    Thanks for this find! I will look for these next time I am browsing the sweets isle in my local Japanese market.

    Comment by taissiab on 5/13/10 at 6:20 pm #
  2. Tindy (maybe) to the rescue! :D

    It’s all in Japanese, and I haven’t checked if they even ship abroad, BUT…

    It’s six packages for 606 yen, or about $6.50.  Pink button adds it to your cart.

    Comment by Tindy on 5/14/10 at 8:35 am #
  3. wow, i’ll have to check these out when i’m at najiya market in little tokyo.

    Comment by bagnatic on 5/17/10 at 1:08 am #
  4. Hi there, any idea if these have gelatin in them? Curious whether they’re suitable for vegetarians…although I’m sure they aren’t I can’t help asking. smile

    Comment by chops on 5/21/10 at 8:53 am #
  5. I like sours gummy from nobel. Cute TV commercial too

    Comment by leslie on 11/24/10 at 6:32 pm #
  6. These look great I need to try!

    Comment by Rebecca on 1/14/14 at 3:45 pm #
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