Okay I know this isn’t typical Pink Triangle fare, but just go with the flow and enjoy!! I like to stray from the norm sometimes.
Huffington Post is, as you might guess, one of my favourite news sources. So when I saw this wonderful little link on their site about weird candy from all over the world, I just had to follow it. I try to catch as many episodes of Unwrapped as I can because they even cover the candy no longer sold as well as the brands that are made at smaller companies.
Here’s the list:
1. Salsagheti (Mexico) – watermelon strings which you cover with a packet of tamarind sauce. (available on Amazon through that link!)
2. Botan Rice Candy (Japan)
3. Shrimps & Bananas (England) – not only is the pairing questionable, but so is the flavoring of the shrimp: raspberry (allegedly).
4. High Concentrated Milk Candy (Japan)
5. Musk Flavoured Sticks (Australia) – we must remember this comes from the same country that enjoys Vegemite.
6. Devil Fruit Seed Candy (Japan) – melon soda flavored gummies with a bizarre name.
7. Black Jack Gum (England) – black licorice flavored gum
8. Everyburger (Japan) – chocolate & cookies that look like burgers.
9. Lightning Bugs Gummy Candy (China) – the candy comes with LED tongs that make the bugs light up when you grab one with the tongs.
10. Limón Salt And Lemon Pop Rocks (Spain)
11. Morinaga Hi-Chew Durian (Japan) – apparently moringa hi-chew is usually delicious with intense flavor but with durian it’s apparently not such a good thing. Read the three comments on the link to find out what durian is.
12. Orion Kočiči Jazyčky (Czech Republic) – chocolates in the shape of kitten tongues. Uh… yeah. (A Nestle product! AH!)
13. Popin’ Cookin’ Happy Sushi House (Japan)
14. Satellite Wafers (Belgium) – sometimes called Flying Saucers
15. Salty Tomato Candy (Japan) – is it really candy if it’s salty?
16. Victory Creamy Corn Candy (Malaysia)
17. Wasabi Kit Kat (Japan) – way to ruin a classic American favorite!
18. Genghis Khan Caramel (Lamb Flavor) (Japan)
19. Toilet Candy (Japan) – can’t say this one surprises me as I know there’s a restaurant somewhere over there where your food is served in miniature toilets. No lie.
Anyone notice that the bulk of weirdness is in Japan? LOL I discovered a video series on YouTube a few months ago through a forum I’m a member of and have been completely captivated ever since. If you’re interested in seeing what #13 and #19 look like live, look for them on YouTube. rrcherry is my favorite YouTuber (??) with these kinds of videos because he doesn’t talk while recording.