Even with forty trick or treaters this year, I had leftover candy. Hi-Chews, a Japanese candy made in a variety of flavors, invented as a “halfway” between candy and chewing gum, apparently because of a Japanese social reluctance to chew something that later has to be removed from the mouth. Sort of like a super-gummy gummy.
Delicious, even though American stores only carry fourteen flavors. In Japan, there are [or have been] over 175 flavors. I get them by the bag at Target.
My friends at our weekly “Ralph’s Bar and Grill” meeting all share leftover Halloween treats. They all loved the Hi-Chews.