Japanese Snacks Don't Get Odder Than This

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I love salted salmon. I love chewy candy. But salted salmon chewy candy? Eh... I’ll sit this one out.

Japanese snack Puccho is teaming up with the Sanrio salmon character known as Kirimi-chan for a limited edition salmon candy. This is most unusual and is even surprising for Japanese people.

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Typically, Puccho comes in “normal” flavors like grape or cola.

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The candy looks like...salmon. Heh, part of it is even gray like salmon skin.

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Goodness.

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As the packaging notes, there are salmon flakes in the middle of this salted salmon flavored candy. Yeah.

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How does it taste? Twitter user Torikoga desribed it as “salmon on a mandarin orange.” Others say the candy is sweet with a faint salmon flavor. Yum?

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“It’s not bad tasting, but it’s not delicious either,” added Twitter user kourien_style. It is available for a limited time only in, no surprise here, Japan.

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