This simplified DIY candy sushi tastes the best21 April, 2012 by Chad
I grabbed a packet of this Niginigi Osushiyasan Gummy (にぎにぎおすしやさんグミ) from a candy shop in Ueno but have recently found it in Singapore at Liang Court’s Mediya Supermart. To those unaware, it may look like Meiji’s feeble attempt to cash in on the virality of Kracie’s DIY Sushi Candy. But the truth is, this sweet predates Kracie’s version by by at least 5 years.
Each packet of this sweets costs 60 yen. In Singapore, you can get them for about SGD$1.60 a packet. Unlike the other sushi candies, this one comes neatly pre-molded and you’ll only need to slap on the pieces together and it’s ready to serve.
There are a total of 14 pieces of gummy candy inside, which are supposed to make 7 pieces of sushi. They come in the shape of meguro (tuna), akagai (clam), ikura (salmon roe), ebi (shrimp), ika (squid), tako (octopus), tamago (egg) and the appropriate amount of “rice”.
Considering that you don’t have to mess around with the ingredients yourself, Niginigi Osushiyasan is immediately more appetizing than any of the other sweets I have shown so far. It’s also proper gummy, rather than the weird mixes.
Meiji is known for its line of naturally flavored gummy candy and the ones used here is identical in taste. Which is a good thing, since those are really quite addictive. The rice pieces are actually peach gummy, while the colored pieces are orange and cherry flavored.
The pieces are far smaller and fewer than what we usually get from Meiji’s Kaju Gummies though. And it does seem like a deceptive ploy to get us pop them in as pairs. The contents are very much in-line with the low price though so there shouldn’t be any hindrance to trying out Niginigi Osushiyasan at least once.
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