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Mario Brothers Cherry Sours Super Mushroom Candy Review

Updated on July 5, 2013

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I bought this recently after my trip to New York and thought it was worth writing a review on them as they really are quite tasty and love that they look exactly like the Super Mushroom from the famous Nintendo franchise Mario Bros.

For those who don’t know, the Super Mushroom in the Mario Bros. series has been used to traditionally make Mario more powerful – he grows in size and strength. On the original game he would start off very small indeed and too weak to break any of the floating blocks until he would find a Super Mushroom from hitting a flashing question marked block and grow in size. This made him able to break most blocks and also gave him an extra life as if he got hit by an enemy he would shrink to his original size. As the games have progressed the mushrooms have evolved and some Super Mushrooms are huge in size making Mario a giant or there are green poisonous mushrooms which may cause him to lose a life if he touches them.

Dimension wise the Super Mushroom fits comfortably in a normal sized adult hand and only weighs around 65g with around 40+ candies on average inside the Super Mushroom themed tin. Once all the candies have been eaten the weight is reduced to about 28g. The sweets inside are also shaped like smaller versions of the Super Mushroom continuing the theme. It also looks spot on in terms of the representation and the colours are vibrant and attractive.

There are green ones too!
There are green ones too! | Source

Tasty Tin of Cherry Sours

Luckily, even though most of the money would have likely been spent on design, production and marketing the sweets are actually rather tasty. They have a nice cherry flavour which is slightly sour but not too overpowering. They have a strong flavour overall though which means you don’t need to pile lots in your mouth to get the taste which means they last longer and nice to have one now and again. Mine lasted me for quite a while and was certainly a talking point in the office in London. Everyone wanted one!

Great for All Ages

Kids will enjoy them as the packaging is really striking and the sweets are tasty. The Super Mushroom is also pretty durable so if it’s dropped it comes off unharmed and there are no sharp edges or corners for parents to worry about. Adults who are video game fans will like it for some nostalgic value and I had to restrain myself a bit from buying a ton of video game related sweets in a New York sweet shop! Us Brits don’t have as much choice as USAL They do have some artificial colours and a couple of E numbers so if you know this makes your child a bit hyper you may want to ration them. They are vegetarian friendly.


Uses for the Super Mushroom Capsule

The best part about the Super Mushroom sweet tin is that once the sweets are gone you can still use the sweet tin and I’ve come up with a few ideas (for kids and adults) on how you could use it.

- As a small money bank to hold loose change/Child’s first piggy bank

- Storing more sweets!

- As an item to display in a bedroom

- Lunchbox surprise

- An extremely random ring proposal case!

- Ash tray

- Store paperclips, rubber bands or staples for the office

- Desktop ornament


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 40-42 pieces
Calories 10
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Video Unboxing of Mario Cherry Sours Mushroom Candy

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    • Souther29 profile image

      Olly 5 years ago from London, UK

      Haha I reckon the ring would have to be REALLY nice for her to go with it:-)

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      Devlin Kendall 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      I've seen these before. I was working seasonal at a toys r us. whenever i wanted to buy them, it turned out i had already spent my paycheck. I feel like my girlfriend would hit me if i proposed with a ring inside of a mushroom

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      Olly 5 years ago from London, UK

      Glad you liked it Kasman! I enjoyed writing it - I'm a big kid at heart I think:-) The NES was my first console and Mario and Duck Hunt started my introduction to gaming really.

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      Kas 5 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      A fun loving hub. I'm a huge fan of the Mario Brothers series and this struck me at the heart. I remember a friend of mine had just gotten an NES system when I was around 8 years old....I went to a birthday party at his house and was hooked on Mario. That year, "Santa" got me an NES for Christmas. This brought back memories. Thanks alot for writing the hub and I'm voting it interesting!