Today we have a Snack from Japan, purchased in Epcot’s Mitsukoshi, made by Uha and interestingly called “Awawawawa,” the Japanese onomatopoeia for panicking. The Japanese version of “Homina homina homina,” if you will. One of the things that caught my eye on this packaging was the sticker, which was pretty creepy looking.
It appears that Uha and Puccho are having a promotion for the 91-strong Japanese girl band, AKB48. Yes, there are currently 91 members, but they perform in different troupes. It looks like you can get some freaky looking, interlinking charms through the promo.
From the Puccho website
The candy is sour with citric acid and gently fizzes. It has that ramune-esque flavor I enjoy, and since I like sour candy, I was happy with these. Once the coating is gone, a sweet hard candy remains, but it eventually gives way to a lemony, near tooth-ripping center.
You definitely will want to have this candy in your mouth for a while to warm up the center, as it becomes more malleable with heat.
At $2.99 for eight pieces of candy, it’s pricey, but I like the fizzing and the flavor, so I wouldn’t personally be opposed to spending the money on these for a special treat again. Plus it’s just fun to say, “Awawawawa!” They have several other flavors too, so if I spot them in Mitsukoshi, I’ll likely give them a try.
Do these candies appeal to you? Is it something you’ve tried or might want to try? Let us know!