The food scientists of the Jersey turnpike may churn out impressive artificial flavors, but are they as wacky as Japanese candy makers?
I found these soba drops recently at a toy store in Tokyo. If you’ve seen these before, excuse my piqued interest; I spent the past two years in China, where candy is just candy. (Although Chinese Lay’s potato chips come in such impressive flavors as Peking Duck, Italian Red Meat, Mexican Tomato Chicken, and Lychee.)
Other candy flavors from the same company included Udon, Yaki-soba, Okonomiyaki, Miso, and Sapporo Beer.
As for the taste, I’ll just say it’s like eating a bowl of preservative-laden noodles with sugar sprinkled on top. Not too bad, but one a week is my limit.