If you’re like XiaoBeach73 who goes for anything trendy, you’d know about the Himalaya Salt candy.
When it was out a few months back, it was so popular that it got sold out almost everywhere. People were buying and reselling them online, and there were some hardcore fans who couldn’t last a day without sucking one.
For a start, I’ve tried it once and let’s just say that it’s just another salty candy. Maybe I’m just salty.
What you might not know is that it’s a brainchild of a Malaysia company, and its unique selling point isn’t its taste. Instead, it’s a “sports candy”; in the words of the founder of the company that made it, it’s “a handy ‘pick me up’ when you need some extra healthy natural salt and glucose after a good workout.”
Yah, that means it’s meant for people like BuffLord95, who goes to the gym every day and runs at least 30km a week.
And they’re serious about that: its ambassador is Malaysian chiobu lenglui Goh Liu Ying, who shot to fame after her performance in the Olympics in 2016.
But we don’t care, because fans here in Singapore like it for its taste. Take, for example, this winner in Hardwarezone: in March, he or she bought every single pack in two supermarkets:
With this fandom, someone has decided to make a clone of it, and it looks so real that unless you look deep at the packaging, you won’t be able to tell the difference.