Warheads v. Japanese Candy, the International Sour Candy Challenge! (Bonus Video!)

Our story begins around June when Josh and I took our first trip to a Korean Costco in Busan. We were amazed to see that despite being in Korea, Costco was almost identical to any location you would find in the States (plus a lot of Koreans, different currency used and the existence of the bulgogi bake). And it was on this fateful day that Josh stumbled upon a large bag of Warheads in one of the isles. We made a lot of important decisions that day in Costco (buying 5 pounds of cheese, 4 pounds of bacon, 24 bagels and even a keg) but the one that stands out as the best was the large bag of Warheads.

And so it begins....the International Sour Candy Challenge

And so it begins….the International Sour Candy Challenge

Josh’s plan was to introduce this candy into the remote countryside of Changnyeong. We started with the students, since the school we teach at is in the middle of nowhere and we get new students every week it was perfect, we would give each new batch of students their first Warhead and then film the whole thing. And the results were pretty epic, as you will see.

During one of these experimentations in sour candy one of Josh’s students realized that he had already experienced sour candy…but with a Japanese candy. The student then gave Josh the bag of candy, which we ate immediately.

One weekend while shopping in Shinsegae (the world’s biggest mall) we came across the Japanese sour candy in the basement grocery store (which are very common in Korea).

Josh and I wanted directly compare the Japanese candies to Warheads…

Let’s meet the challengers!

Here is our first contender, the Super Soda (because it has fizzy soda powder in the center). The outside has sour powder over the blue candy shell which houses soda powder. Besides the fizzing it tastes pretty much like all other artificial candies that are blue.

Here is our first contender, the Super Soda (because it has fizzy soda powder in the center). The outside has sour powder over the blue candy shell which houses soda powder. Besides the fizzing it tastes pretty much like all other artificial candies that are blue.

Contender two, Super Lemon which is lemon flavored and has the outer sour powder but inside it is all sweet lemon candy (that tastes pretty much like a Lemon Head)

Contender two, Super Lemon which is lemon flavored and has the outer sour powder but inside it is all sweet lemon candy (that tastes pretty much like a Lemon Head)

The third contender is this Super . This candy is like the Super Lemon, it has a sour-ish shell (that tastes exactly like Red Bull) which covers a hard candy (that tastes exactly like Red Bull).

The third contender is this Super (insert Japanese here), this candy is like the Super Lemon, it has a sour-ish shell (that tastes exactly like Red Bull) which covers a hard candy (that tastes exactly like Red Bull).

And our final contender, Warheads.

And our final contender, Warheads.

For the results of the International Sour Candy Challenge…watch the video! (Stay tuned until the end….that’s when we show the reactions of some Koreans eating Warheads)

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Warheads v. Japanese Candy, the International Sour Candy Challenge! (Bonus Video!)

  1. Jeremy Coker says:

    That was super cool! I love the experiment with the kids. I want to say this was super sweet… but that would be incorrect. 🙂

    Like

    • thesockmonkeyproject says:

      Yeah, it was just some random idea that Josh came up with. So funny how the students reactions vary…there are always a couple of kids just totally freaking out while others really don’t care.

      Like

  2. Chris Combs says:

    I’ve been living in Japan for about 3 or 4 months now, and I was very surprised to find that the sour candy was very limited here. 😦 Also, Cinnamon is completely non-existent. However, I did try the Super Lemon flavor, and it was the closest I found to Warheads. However, there’s ANOTHER kind of candy here called “Shigge Kikkusu” (I hope I spelled that right.) Also very sour, and comes in three different flavors that I found so far–Grape, Soda, and Energy drink. If you guys get a chance, I highly recommend them. 🙂 Damn shame I can’t find warheads here in Japan though.

    Great video! Thanks for posting it!

    Like

    • thesockmonkeyproject says:

      Thanks for the response!! When we were in Korea Costco was where we found the huge bag of warheads….not sure on the Costco situation in Japan but you might be able to find them if there’s a Costco, plus a bunch of other Western foods that might be a little harder to find. Next time I’m in Japan I’ll have to pick up the candy you recommended.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s