What is this a food blog now?! With Nintendo figures releases slowing down I thought why not take a look at something a little different for this next review? In Ohio, there is a really big international grocery store I love to visit when I can and I happened to walk past one of my favorite sections (Japanese candy), and I saw Mario gummies. The gummies were $2 so I figured why not check them out and share my experience eating them!
Packaging – The huge cast of Mario characters on the wrapper looks great (if maybe a bit busy) and is possibly false advertising. These are Mario gummies but as you will see, there is nowhere near the kind of variety in the gummies as the artwork makes it look like.
Contents – So what is inside? About 15-20 gummies in two flavors: cola and ramune. There are in a few different shapes though mostly stars, coins, and Mario’s in the package I bought. The gummies are instantly recognizable and definitely capture Mario well. As you may know, there are cheaper gummies (like Haribo) you can buy but I think this is a nice amount for $2-3, especially considering this candy is imported from Japan.
Taste – But how do these gummies taste? Well, surprisingly they are very good! I love Coke and am not a huge Pepsi fan and I love the smooth cola flavor the brown gummies have. Ramune is harder to describe the flavor of. It is a Japanese candy staple and I would say it is kind of like a berry flavor but with a little unique twist. These gummies also taste really good. Most people will probably love both flavors and these are quality candy. The gummies aren’t too firm or too soft which I liked as well.
Closing Thoughts – These gummies are a nice treat for Mario fans! You get a small amount for a low price and the flavor is great. I look forward to eating the rest of the gummies this week and I definitely recommend this to any Mario or Nintendo fan. Japanese candy is a little higher quality than what we have in the U.S. so if you have never had some, I can’t think of a better way to start!