Fruitery Jelly Snacks (lychee)

Posted in 3.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, Sweet at 7:22 pm by Boo

So there I was thinking to myself, “Self? We really need to do something…wonderful (sorry, I have no monoliths to review) awesome for Leap Day!” Myself said, “We could do that soda…?” buuuuut liquids take a lot of work to set up the pic and they make Sean Whose Name is Nate nervous. That fact alone amuses me enough to consider it but I’d be inviting Karma to bzzzort my computer in a tragic JSFR soda accident if I did. Then I thought about the squid things but badmovie suggested I save those for beer drinking night when I’ll have captive Guinea Pigs. You can’t argue with that logic so ixnay on the quidsay. Myself half heartedly threw out the little caramel things but I sort of wanted to pick up the other flavor they are close to and do a comparison taste testing.

Thus I was stumped until I looked at the JSFR queue and saw these sitting there marking time. Might as well review them since they’ve been floating around waiting for me to write the words and take the pic and all. So I fired up the entry and lo! Apparently I’ve already taken their picture. Bonus! All I had to do was review them. So I did.

I’m not a big fan of these “Jell-o” cups; I had one once at a party and it was pretty vile. They are Japanese…ish (Taiwanese if you want to make a point of it but every Asian Grocery store around here carries them so…) and since I do a Japanese (and other lands…sadly so in this case) snack food review and these did seem to be everywhere, I assumed that eventually I’d have to get to them. I was rather hoping that eventually was well, well, well down the road and also that nobody else mentioned them and that I had reviewed everything else that there is to review before having to hit these. Given all the Pocky and Pretz out there I’d probably be safe until the end of time with my philosophy.

Then Guinea Pig DQ gave me this pack for Christmas. ARRRGH!

OK, I confess that I am really amused by these cups because the peel off top is all poofy. Maybe it’s a freshness seal thing but with the general squishiness of the “Jell-o” and the air poofy of the peel off top these are incredibly fun to wobble around in your fingers. And squish. Squishy-squishy-squishy. I could amuse myself for hours without it even being opened.

Once you do open it, you will find a little square thing in your “Jell-o”. We were a bit taken aback but once we decided that it was a cube of lychee we were good. That’s actually sort of neat, like a fruit cup Jell-o deelie. A fruit cup Jell-o deelie which has the consistancy of a good solid finger Jell-o. And a tad of Jell-o water around the edges.

I’ve done some lychee flavored JSF before but it’s been a bit and not everyone’s familiar with the fruit. It’s a sort of a tart unripe plum taste if you will and might take some getting used to if this is your first time lycheeing. Or your second. Possibly your third. I might recommend these “Jelly snacks” if you are a lychee novice though, they are sweet with the jelly, which cuts the tart a bit. They also have a pretty tasty lychee flavor too. And a chunk of fruit. Plus, they’re wobbly.

Lastly…Fruitery. Heh. But of course fruitery. What else?

Rating of 3.5 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. Sean K. said,

    March 5, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Bahahaha! Now I have you worried about spilling on the keyboard as well! My work here is done…

  2. monica said,

    December 4, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    next time, just do the one piece of it.

  3. Boo said,

    December 6, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    OK! Will do, just one question…One piece of what?

  4. ctempire said,

    February 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    What is the name of the company who creates this product?

  5. Boo said,

    February 18, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Hmmm…good question ctempire. It looks like a company called ABC might be the parent company but I can not find a web site for them. If you are looking to purchase some Fruitery Snacks, I’d bet dollars to donuts your local Asian snackery has a few to offer and as always, J-List and Wizzywig are excellent online resources.

  6. ctempire said,

    February 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Have you look closely at the bag for more details?

  7. Boo said,

    February 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t have the bag anymore, it was reviewed more than a year ago. Still, the Fruitery type snacks are pretty common in the Asian grocery stores around here, I’d check your local Asian snack haunt to see if you can’t rustle up some ABC snackage.

  8. Ayla said,

    August 1, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Heyyy reviewer, just thought I’d let you know that the little square of stuff in the middle of the Jelly is actually a cute of refined & extremely processed coconut ^_^ It features in all flavours of the Jelly.
    T’was a pretty good review btw.

  9. Michelle said,

    September 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    The cube that Ayla was talking about is actually something called “Nata De Coco” and I can’t get enough of it! They use it in a lot of jellies like this, and while not Japanese, I’m a ridiculously huge fan of the mango pudding from Red Diamond.

  10. Mairin said,

    June 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I do not understand how someone can eat these things and not worship them.

  11. Sparkina said,

    September 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Oh, these little jelly “candies” are plenty of tasty. Refreshingly sweet. They’re made with a gel derived from the root of the konjac plant and are snackaliciously yummy.

  12. Boo said,

    September 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Ooooho! I did not know about the coconut cube deelie. Keen. I learn more from my commenters than I do the packages sometimes. Thanks all.

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