March 18, 2007
Ume this, ume that. I have posted several ume flavored snacks. The thing is, they're delicious. Many years ago when I first came to Japan, my students tricked me into tasting umeboshi, sour plum. I found out later it was a kind of joke. Others did it to foreigners, too, to see their reaction. Umeboshi is incredibly sour. Who'd know that?
Nowadays, there are many great tasting ume snacks. These gummies are sweet and sour. They have a bit of liquid in the center. They are not as chewy as gummy bears.
Look how well-made these gummies are! This is the shape of the ume blossom. If you want to draw an ume blossom, use this as a model. Soon, it will be sakura or cherry blossom time. I wonder if there will be sakura gummies this year, too. Yum.