Hi-Chew Assortment – Canned Peach, Melon, Grapefruit, and Cherry

Here’s a quick round-up of a bunch of Hi-Chews that I got as free samples from Tsunami.hk. If you’re not familiar with Hi-Chews, they’re like Asian Starbursts, only chewier and more genuinely flavorful.

Canned Peach is an unusual flavor for any candy. I think the Jr. part of the wrapper refers to the fact that this pack was about half the size of normal Hi-Chew packs. The chews themselves were totally normal sized.

Those chews were a pale orange color. They tasted floral and rather artificially sweet with mango undertones. I guess they’re supposed to taste less genuine because of the canned part of the name. An O.

Melon (far right in the trio) was cantaloupe flavored. Its flavor was spot on, with a melony high overtone, though I found it a bit too sweet overall. Another O.

Cherry (center in the trio) was rather blah. It had a mild red fruit flavor but was otherwise unexceptional. Yet another O.

Grapefruit had a zesty bite with that slight citrusy bitterness that’s distinctive of grapefruit. There was a hint of sweetness of this chew, but it was really all about the bite. My favorite of the bunch and a deserved OM.

  • Jim Kosmicki

    the melon hi-chew are available here in the US – you can order them from Amazon.com if you don’t have local stores that carry them. I would LOVE to have the grapefruit – it’s one of my favorite flavors and I’d trust Hi-Chew to get the flavor right

  • I used to love Hi-Chew a while ago, but I don’t remember why I stopped buying them. They were really good. Or so I remember. I know my favorites were the melon and grapefruit ones. Thanks for posting.