scores out of 5
is one word that I could use to describe this candy, and that's
"green". I don't know if I've ever eaten a candy that
tasted so green ever before. If I were to break down the flavour
I would say it has a slight tart flavour, like a lime, mixed
with an almost grassy flavour. There's also a slight hind of
spicy that sneaks up on you about halfway through the candy.
I guess I could use two words to describe it then, one of the
words would be “green”, the other would be “weird”.
Don't get me wrong,
it's not weird as in you wouldn't want to eat it, it's more
along the lines of weird like something you've never tried before.
I'm not sure if I'd want to eat a whole bunch of these, but
the strange experience wasn't entirely unpleasant. I think the
flavour that probably threw me off the most was the slight grassy
flavour. It's not something you normally expect from a sweet
candy, however the more I think about it, the more I realise
that this candy isn't really that sweet.
From what I've seen
on the Internet, imli is tamarind. If this is in fact a tamarind
candy, it's very different than the ones I've had in the past.
Those have been primarily sweet. I'm wondering, because of the
green package, if this is supposed to taste like an unripe tamarind.
That would explain the "green" flavour, and also the
green bean pod on the front.
If you can get your
hands on one of these, I highly recommend it. I wouldn't invest
in a whole box of them, just a couple will do.