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Kumamoto Drops? - 08-13-2009, 12:01 AM

Rewatching Grave of the Fireflies the other day, I had to look and see if those little candies were still being made. To my surprise I found them and there are tons of flavors. Sadly, I have to order them because they don't have them where I live. My question is, has anyone tried any of them and are the flavors actually close to what they say they are?
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08-13-2009, 03:22 AM

Never heard of "Kumamoto Drops".

Isn't it "Sakuma Drops" by any chance? If so, they are yummy and they come in retro cans.
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08-13-2009, 04:00 AM

We just recently got a whole box of them as a gift. (Big bag of the candies, and a full retro can)

I`m also going to guess you meant Sakuma Drops.

As for tasting like what they`re meant to, well, I`d say they`re as close as the average hard candy.


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08-13-2009, 05:47 AM

Funny, I just finished watching that movie again today.

A market kind of close to where I reside sold it one time and never again. They were quite yummy.

Eh, as for flavor I don't remember too well, unfortunately. I remember adoring melon, though.
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08-13-2009, 06:21 AM

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Never heard of "Kumamoto Drops".

Isn't it "Sakuma Drops" by any chance? If so, they are yummy and they come in retro cans.
That is one of them, yes.

Actually, I just looked them up again and there seems to be certain flavors that are specific to certain places in japan.

JBOX.com Search : drops candy
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08-13-2009, 06:29 AM

"Drops" are pretty much generic hard candy.
There is nothing outstanding or special about them, it`s just a name. Those with weird flavors are just a gimmick type thing, just as you can find weird tasting things as a joke outside Japan.

I have never seen anyone actually eating them, and have only seen one or two types as "joke" gifts in tourist places.


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