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Japanese Candy Review: Wata Gum

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Japanese Strawberry Milk Wata Gum package
Japanese Strawberry Milk Wata Gum package
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This is one of the weirdest/coolest candy that I have come across in a while. It’s called Wata Gum (Wata means cotton in Japanese) and it looks sort of like cotton candy, fiberglass, or multiple sheets of toilet paper packed together. It’s soft and light like cotton candy and pulls apart like cotton candy, but when you put it in your mouth and start chewing it turns into gum! Freaky!

It’s also supposed to be fizzy, but I experienced no fizzines whatsoever – maybe the package wasn’t sealed and it went flat? Meiji Wata Gum comes in a number of different flavors -Orange Cola, Strawberry Milk (both reviewed below), and also Vanilla Cola, Cream Soda, and Green Apple (and maybe more).

Orange Cola: This taste was very similar to the Super Cola Shigekix I reviewed. It had an odd cola-ish flavor that was overshadowed by an orangey/citrus flavor. It was quite tasty.

Strawberry Milk: This one smelled exactly like Strawberry Quik when I opened the package. It had a nice, not-too-strong strawberry flavor to it. Very good.

Like I said, this stuff was crazy odd, but cool nonetheless. I definitely suggest giving it a try. It may be weird and freaky but it’s pretty tasty!

More pics of the Wata Gum
Buy Orange Cola Wata Gum at JBox
Buy Vanilla Cola Wata Gum at Amazon


Japanese Orange Cola Wata Gum
Japanese Orange Cola Wata Gum out of package
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6 Responses to “Japanese Candy Review: Wata Gum”

  1. 1
    Cricket says:

    Airheads makes a gum like that (it’s regular “cotton candy” flavor, but it’s the cotton candy texture and somehow adheres into gum just when you’re expecting it to dissolve completely on your tongue even though you *know* what you bought is gum).

    Here’s a link.

    RESPONSE: Cool! I didn’t know that – I’ll have to be on the lookout for it! Thanks!
    –brian

  2. 2
    littleone says:

    Oh I love that stuff! I used to ask mum to get me some wata-gum or wata-pachi all the time when I was a kid. haha I’d never thought it looks like “multiple sheets of toilet paper” but yeah, it does actually! :)

  3. 3
    Cristina says:

    those are good! but do you know where you can buy them in albuquerque? thanks ^-^

    RESPONSE: The only place I know to buy is online. There are links at the end of the review. You might try any local Japanese stores or places like World Market that have food items from other countries.
    –Brian

  4. 4
    Kimbery Butcher -- Chewing gum can ‘enhance breasts’ bbc.co.uk says:

    [...] On the subject of Japanese gum, Lotte Black Black Gum has Caffeine in it and it seems to be in demand all over the world. Also, Japanese Wata Gum, looks like and feels like cotton candy until you begin to chew. [...]

  5. 5
    anjali says:

    Greetings,
    I’m doing an art project in which I’d like to silkscreen edible ink on sheets of bubblegum. Do you have know where I can buy uncut sheets of flat bubblegum, say, 8 by 10 inches in size?
    Sincerely,
    Anjali

    RESPONSE: The only thing I can think of is to contact Topps and see if they can hook you up with some. OR, make your own sheets from individual sticks of gum.
    –Brian

  6. 6
    dan says:

    Wata Pachi is the fizzy kind… It’s regular cotton candy (not gum) laced with pop rocks. Wata Gum is not fizzy.

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