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Anyone know if Japanese markets carry this product?

mollyomormon Mar 22, 2007 11:58 AM


I love these things and use to buy them from Cost Plus until whatever scare occurred a few years ago based on them being a choking hazard for kids. I've heard people say that there are similar products available in Asian markets in LA again, but I haven't been able to find them. Or a source to order online would work too. I'd be so happy to be able to buy these again! Thanks!

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    mrpullings Mar 22, 2007 12:14 PM

    There was a thread re: this a week or so ago. IF they're still available, I'd check Mitsuwa market in Little Tokyo. They used to carry them.

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      PekingDuckLady Mar 22, 2007 12:16 PM

      check out 99 Ranch, or Diho Market. If your in LA county go to China Town markets, their everywhere.

      1. brattenheimer Mar 22, 2007 01:11 PM

        I think you can find those at Wing Hop Fung in Chinatown.

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          ozzygee Mar 22, 2007 05:00 PM

          That's where I get them from as well.

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          PapaSlurp Mar 22, 2007 03:54 PM

          What are they like? I love weird candy.


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            mollyomormon Mar 22, 2007 04:36 PM

            Oh, they're sooo good. It's the texture of gelatin, but has little chunks of fruit in it like mango and lychee. There's a thin layer of sugary syrup sort of surrounding it when you open the lid and then you basiclaly slurp it down. I survived on these at various points during law school...

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              smonkey Mar 22, 2007 05:25 PM

              I've seen these around at various Chinese markets in Monterey Park recently - although I think they have them at a lot of asian markets... But I got hooked on the konnyaku jellies which I unfortunately _can't_ locate anywhere in LA... Same idea but konnyaku sweetened with fruit juice.

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