04 February 2010

Kasugai Gummy Candy Mix

these are some of my favorite gummies (with the exception of the Gummy Tummies). they come in lots of flavors but this time i just grabbed the mixed bag, even though it has grape and muscat in it. the gummies are each individually packaged in the bag, with the flavor marked, so there's no chance of eating a muscat and thinking you're getting a grape. i understand that can be a big problem. as far as texture goes, these gummies get a 10 - they're chewy and stretchy; you could chew on one of these babies for at least 4 1/2 minutes. that's a big chew. as for flavor, this mixed bag contains my two least favorite flavors: grape and muscat. fortunately there is also apple in here, which (kind of) makes up for it. the apple has a similar flavor to that of the Meiji Gummy Choco. it's light and juicy, without too much of a sugary aftertaste. the grape is pretty much what you'd expect from a grape-flavored candy (gross), but if you like that sort of thing, you'd love these. and lastly we have the muscat. for those of you who aren't aware, muscat is another type of grape, which makes me wonder why both grape and muscat are in this mixed bag. i would've preferred a kiwi or orange or peach in there, but hey, what can you do? while muscat doesn't taste like traditional grape flavoring (at least not to me) it really isn't much of a step up. it has a bit of a sour taste, and it's kind of musky. it almost has a dirty flavor. i've never been too impressed with muscat, and these gummies are no exception. overall, this mixed fruit bag is a little disappointing considering how many flavors they make (kiwi, mango, strawberry, pineapple, melon, orange, litchi, etc.).

rating: 4


  1. question? don't you think these candies make too much garbage? you could make quite a mess...this should be part of your rating system.

  2. it's funny you should mention that, i was just thinking about that while trying some individually wrapped pocky, and it crossed my mind again during this review. it's kind of a double-edged sword, the individually wrapped pieces are nice for the freshness factor, but they do create a lot more garbage than they need to. i usually keep all the wrappers and/or packaging for collaging. but i will mention it in the future.