News flash, frequenters of Asian grocery stores! A new variety of candy has hit shelves. You can now find Super Mario candy from Nobel, inspired by Super Mario Maker.
So, what’s this kind of candy like? Well, it’s an assortment of fruit drops. A bag contains individually wrapped, hard candies in grape, melon, orange, and peach flavors. Each one’s wrapper has a different variation of Mario on it. There were 26 candies in the bag I purchased, though this number could vary by a piece or two.
Perhaps the best part is the prize inside. Yes, the Nobel Super Mario candy comes with a bonus. There are 20 different sticker sheets, with one in each bag. While my friend received one big sticker of a stylized, promotional Mario, my sheet had versions of the character from Super Mario, Super Mario 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The candy itself is pretty tasty as well. If you’ve ever had the Sakuma Drops variety of fruit-flavored hard candy, made famous by Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies, you’ll find these are rather similar. There isn’t the same assortment of flavors, but it’s still delightful.
Don’t hesitate when it comes to these Super Mario candies. I discovered them at Mitsuwa for a little under $4 a bag, after tax, when only six bags were left on the shelf. These sell fast, due to the Nintendo connection. No online stores are selling them yet, as they’re too new, but keep an eye on JBox.