Suppasugiru : Meiji’s Super Sour Fruit Soft Candy
Quite a few people in the world, including me, love super sour candy, together with super spicy snacks. Of course, such products are available at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan.
They are both known as long-sellers in Japan and characterized by the extreme sourness that comes from the coating on the surface.
In addition to them, actually there is one more soft candy that became a topic of conversation on some Japanese websites in recent years because of its super sour flavor, which I purchased today for this blog article.
The super sour candy I bought this time is the above Meiji “Suppa-Sugiru (スッパスギール)”. Actually, “Suppa (スッパ)” in its name stands for “Suppai (酸っぱい)” meaning “Sour”, while “Sugiru (スギル)” means “To an excessive degree”.
Therefore, the product name, Suppa-Sugiru literally means being too sour. As you can see from the package, caution is necessary in eating this soft candy.
The Suppasugiru soft candy I bought has a vinegared grape & blueberry flavor. In fact, these candies look like real blueberries.
When you look closer, you can see that the soft candy has a white powder on the surface. According to the official website of Meiji Chewing Gum, the white coating is citric acid powder.
Not only that, but this fruit soft candy actually has a 3 layer structure and consists of citric acid powder on the surface, extreme sour candy dough, and candy dough whose sour taste lasts long.
What is more, the Suppasugiru fruit candy also contains 800mg vitamin C. As for the texture, it is similar to that of Morinaga Hi-Chew.
As the package and the name indicate, the Suppasugiru candy is really sour, but not too sour for me. Although this candy has a vinegared grape & blueberry flavor, it is fruity rather than vinegary. If you like sour candy, I think you can enjoy the Japanese candy Suppasugiru too.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the Suppagugiru soft candy that I bought mainly consists of sugar, starch syrup, vegetable fat and oil, starch, gelatin, brewed vinegar, sweetened condensed milk, fruit vinegar, grape and blueberry juice, and vitamin C.
Where to Buy
I bought this Suppasugiru soft candy at a 7 Eleven convenience store, so I think some convenience store chains in Japan stock it. Additionally, the Japanese candy is also available on some shopping sites outside of Japan.