I was recently sent this pack of Coris Whistle Candy from Oyatsu Cafe. This Japanese novelty snack features eight doughnut shaped candies that make a whistling noise, plus a little bonus toy! There are five different flavours available at Oyatsu Cafe: Blue Soda, Cola, Ramune, Grape and these Strawberry ones.
When it said "Whistle Candy" I was merely expecting a sound similar to Chupa Chups Melody Pops. Those kinda suck - literally. Not so with the Coris Whistle Candy. These round candies emit a full on piercing, ear busting high pitch whistle. The whole candy has to be placed in your mouth to get the full effect. Then be prepared because it's LOUD! Think train guard whistle loud.
The candies themselves are chalky based, but with a softer melt than the chalky sweets we get here. The strawberry flavour is here is very fruity in that super sweet way you'll only find in a candy. They're surprisingly moreish and tasty, particularly as they don't have any sherbet or sour edge to them.
These are definitely a unique and fun candy. They're almost certainly the perfect gift for any kids you know. At least for those kids whose parents you really really want to annoy. Guaranteed to drive adults mad. Unless you live in a snack crazy household like mine. In which case the kids will no doubt have to wrestle these out of your hands.
And about that free gift. It was in fact a little hair clip! Even though I'm too old to wear it, I don't care. I. Love. Hello. Kitty.
Don't forget to get 15% off your order at Oyatsu Cafe if you use the discount code:
This is available for all orders internationally and with no limits. See HERE for more details.
The Coris Whistle Candy were very kindly sent to me by Oyatsu Cafe for review but all views are my own. I don't receive any compensation if you order from Oyatsu Cafe or use the above code.
Grocery Gems Verdict: Coris Whistle Candy
RATING: 7.5 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I'd buy the Cola flavour next.
Purchased: Available at Oyatsu Cafe.
Price: $1.99 (approx £1.31).