Katuo Ume


One look at this bag and you think to yourself, how can one screw this up. Look at the cute little super heroes on the front. They're ready to battle with the forces of bad candy to win “me” over, me being the guy who's eating them. Even the treat itself seems like it can't be fouled up. It's plums after all, sure these plums are a little brighter than usual, and they seem to be dripping some kind of red liquid, but I've handled worse in my life... or so I thought.

After the first bite I can safely say that this could easily rank as one of the worst experiences of my life. Why any human being would wilfully buy these as a snack is beyond me. It's not that I'm not recommending these, no, that would be too kind. I'm flat out warning you to stay away from these if you value your taste buds. It might be some kind of Asian cultural treat that I'm not aware of, and I'm willing to except that, but I still think these plums are gross.

Basically, when you bite into these slightly un-ripened plums your mouth is filled with a bitter salty flavour that is sure to make you wish that you didn't review candy and instead you where an accountant or something. Needless to say, I did not enjoy them at all.