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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gummies Unwrapped

By Kevin on May 15 2013 07:30 AM
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf never tasted so good!

About a week ago, I published an article called "Check Out These Cider-Flavored Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gummies." You can check it out here. The article reported that Takara Tomy — a Japanese entertainment company responsible for manufacturing popular video game-related toys and various lines of children's merchandise — was selling Animal Crossing: New Leaf-themed gummy candies on Amazon Japan!

Since I live in Japan, and happen to be a connoisseur (more like a sucker, actually) for obscure Japanese video game-related goodies and oddities, I just had to order them. As mentioned in the above referenced article, twenty individually wrapped Animal Crossing: New Leaf collector's cards are snuggly packaged inside a thin white cardboard box that says, "とびだせ どうぶつの森グミ." Translated to English, it says "Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gummy."

Each card brandishes one of the charming and adorable characters from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf cast. The best part? A cider-flavored gummy candy accompanies each of the character collector cards. The gummy candies are delicious and taste exactly like I expected: apple cider. They're not too bitter and they're not too sweet. They're just right. They also have a gummy bear consistency to them, which make them that much more yummy!

Now, I can't eat all of these, so a few of you might be getting a surprise in your mailboxes in the near future.

I took this picture so everyone can get a better look (click for full view).
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That is awesome. Oh man it's Kicks! That skunk is just awesome IMO. :)
yummy!
For whatever reason, I always get freaked out with gummies. Some of them are pretty good, but something about that texture...

View PostKevin, on 15 May 2013 - 08:04 AM, said:

Now, I can't eat all of these

How do you know if you don't try, Kevin? We must first believe we can.

Reading this article just makes me smile. Japanese candy really is special. The way that you described the flavor of the gummy candy, that's the magic of Japanese candy. It's often just right. I don't know how they do it. There's this flavor diversity in Japan, an appreciation for unusual but delightful flavors that the United States mainstream candy industry seems to ignore here.

But I once read about a green tea flavored Kit Kat bar, so some companies are exploring those options. Those products never seem to make it to average stores though, and one must become a hunter and explorer to procure such oddities. It's worth it to find Asian grocery stores filled with tea-flavor hard candies, Pocky in every flavor, and individually-wrapped gummies though.

I'm gonna go check my mailbox now.
These are cool. I wish North America would get cool stuff like this.

View PostDinky, on 15 May 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

These are cool. I wish North America would get cool stuff like this.

Me too! Japan is lightyears ahead of North America when it comes to candy making technology.

View PostKyle, on 15 May 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:

Me too! Japan is lightyears ahead of North America when it comes to candy making technology.

Or just pure, unadulterated awesomeness. I want those gummies!
omg Im not much of a gummy fan myself but i'd totally buy those!!!!
あたいにいくつかを購入してくださいw

please by some for me!