The best part of Gummy Choco is the packaging: a hard paper tube that doubles as a miniature weapon/rattle. I also love the baby bird images ping-ponging through the candy; it adds a certain zing.
Inside are white chocolate-covered gummies, as large as dimes. The box indicates three distinct flavors–muscat, orange, and strawberry–but they all had a vague citrus flavor to me. The chocolate shell is quite soft, and the taste very sweet and child-friendly. Which is to say it’s pleasant, but not remarkable.
For an old lady like me who has to count calories, though, if it’s not curl-your-toes delicious, forget it. While these were tasty, every time I’d pop some in my mouth, I’d think “Why am I eating this? I could be having a Kit Kat. Or salmon spread. Or bacon.” That said, I’ve never been crazy about citrus/chocolate pairings or white chocolate. If you do like those things, then Gummy Choco might be for you (for a different take, see the Candy Blog). Pick it up at your local Japanese market or online at VeryAsia*.
*Mine came from Borders, which no longer
sells themexists. I have not shopped at VeryAsia personally.