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ChunGuang Coconut Candy: Holy Jesus these are Good

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See, the Jesus reference is for the fact that we’re almost to Xmas! Timely.

And I swear to all things freaking holy these ‘re Da Bom Yo!

I know I know, in every review I write about coconut candy I say how coconut is for discerning adults since most kids don’t like the stuff. Well whoop de rah doo I’m writing it again: coconut rocks and is for us discerning adults because most kids don’t like the stuff.

Side note: why do Asian countries do candy so well? oh, figured it out: they get flavors better than us ‘mericans.

Let’s get down to candy brass tacks —

I got ChunGuang’s Coconute Candy and didn’t try them right away.

The package is lame and the oh-so-clever name “Coconut Candy” didn’t inspire immediate eating. So I gave a couple to Jonny, who when asked a few days later if they were any good, said they were “fantastic.”

Really.
Fantastic?

“Do you like Werther’s?”

yes

“Then you’ll like those.”

Hm. Color me skeptical. And yet – dammit if he isn’t right. Perhaps the 1st time for him, not sure, but right when I tried them, I thought coconut candies were exactly that. They even look like Werther’s.

The hardness? Like Werther’s.
The creaminess? Like Werther’s.
The taste? Nothing like Werther’s. Ok maybe a little, the overtones are there but the coconut flavor is honest and real, way forefront if not deep, and these aren’t too sweet at all. They gave me a warm feeling in my mouth (that’s what she said!), and really rich. A nicely confectioned, almost slightly toasted-tasting bit of smooooth coconut. I could eat a zillion of these things at one sitting.

My only issue with them is their packaging. Blue colors with a kid-looking font. Since kids won’t eat these, why not make the packaging for adults? Don’t go all Mozart balls on us, but chic it up a bit, all Tcho-like. Hey ChunGuang marketing team? You’re welcome.

Now if you want to buy these bad boys, go to Walgreen’s. In SF. Ca.

oh you don’t live there.

Hm.

Go here then. I t h i n k they are the same. Not sure since the packaging is different. But find these, all you coconut lovers. They rock the party party.

  • jonnyguru

    In trying to think if I’ve ever had a coconut hard candy aside from these- I don’t think I have. Novel.

  • Nathan

    Which SF Walgreens do you find these at?? I tried going to a couple and no one knows what it is!?! O_o

    • Matty

      I found them at the one on Irving at 22nd