Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fazer Missä X

On the sidebar, there's a box that lists the ratings I've used for reviews on Salmiyuck. And since they're used to describe different kinds of salmiac, obviously they're all synonymous with "bad". But after experiencing Fazer's Missä X, the Salmiyuck rating scale will be broken forever.



The word "experience" truly does describe what eating Missä X is like. It's more than tasty, more than delicious, it was... delightful. In fact, so much so that I had to carefully review the packaging to make sure that Missä X was, in fact, salmiac.

Missä X's texture is much like other jelly-based salmiac and, like many of the mixes, each color is a different flavor. The coating is most certainly a mix of sugar and salt - actually, it's the perfect mix. There's even a bit of sour (or maybe it was just the salt), that seemed to tie everything together.

This high opinion isn't just my own - I was amongst friends when I opened the Missä X, and they too were delighted. "This stuff is incredible," one friend said, "and they're even better when you combine the different pieces!"

"I'd absolutely buy this," another said, "Finland should totally open a store in America. Or at least, sell this at movie theaters."

There was one oddity with the Missä X, and that was the black pieces. Why such awful-tasting bits would be included in such a bag of wonder was beyond any of us, but they were easily set-aside to be discarded. After a few short minutes, this is all that remained of the Missä X:



Even with the inedible black pieces, the Missä X earns the rating-system-breaking rating of absolutely delightful.

20 comments:

  1. You should note that the colorful pieces aren't salmiac but fruit based candies. The black ones are salmiac and you should have eaten them first ;)

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  2. I dont know did you understand right, because only the black ones are salmiac. The other ones are just fruitjelly with sour taste. :)

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  3. Oh, I absolutely love Missä X! Though I couldn't disagree more about the black pieces; I actually think they're quite refreshing among the sour pieces. I usually combine a coloured piece with a black piece and consume them togehther!

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  4. Here's your store: http://www.suomikauppa.fi/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=1049

    And only the black ones are salmiac..

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  5. This is like going to America and saying "Well, normally I cannot stand beers, but this 'root beer' is truly delightful!".

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  6. Successful troll is successful.

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  7. Best way to eat is to mix black with colourful or mix red with purple or green with yellow. :D

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  8. I see others have already told you but I still need to say it too: i'm sorry but just the black ones are salmiac... And yes, the only right way to eat these is to eat a black one and one ore two colorful ones together :)

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  9. lol, I *knew* the colored candies couldn't have been salmiac. ;D

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  10. You sick sick sick person. You left the best part and eate the worst.

    Those colored ones are just regular sour candy for peasants, not the glorious king of candy world the Salmiak we all love and worship!

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  11. Oh also:

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FINLAND!

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  12. This bag of candies is like a game of hide and seek! Can you pick the lovely black ones in the dark of the movie theater without having any of the fruity ones..

    "Missä X ~ Whrere's the X"

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  13. As much as USA hates salmiac, I hate those sugar coated shits you call candy too.

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  14. Black ones in this bag are the only ones we can call salmiakki, sorry. Rest are just fruit candy and bag earns title salmiakki only because of the black ones.

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  15. Finland has a LOT of good candy beyond salmiakki, maybe we should send you a batch of non-salmiakki candy ;)

    Another Finnish candy that is not salmiakki but equally unique is called Terva (=tar) that also requires a refined taste too (but it's not salty).

    Check:
    en.wikipedia.org / wiki / Terva_Leijona

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  16. Missä X is the only bag of salmiakki my husband and I can share. He gets all the nasty black salmiakki bits and I get the lovely red ones :) The rest we split.

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  17. You dirty fruitjelly eating peasants.

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  18. the fruit candy (colorful ones)... are not salmiac.

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  19. "Missä X" is one of my favourite candies! If you enjoyed it, maybe you should try "Ässä Mix" too. It's almost the same, but without the sour sugar.

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