December 2009




An addiction of mine is Japanese candy. I had a chance to live in Tokyo for a few consecutive summers after graduating from college and developed a taste for all things sweet and Japanese. Hi-Chews (especially the lychee-flavored ones) were a particular favorite. They tasted like the best Starburst you can imagine with a much finer, softer texture.The gummies, any brand, any flavor, were equally amazing: succulent, soft drops with a delicately sweet fruit flavor—pretty much the antithesis of those tough chewy bears or worms that taste like wax. I bring this up is because Super Oriental Market, one of Orlando’s biggest Asian groceries in the Vietnamese district on Colonial Drive  (2100 E Colonial Drive, 407-898-6858) has a fabulous selection of Japanese candy....

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