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Watch: We Tried Bizarre Giant Gummy Candies from the Depths of Taobao


We Tried is a series where RADII staff try out unique foods, experiences, and phenomena in China. Drop us a line if you have a suggestion.

Ah, Taobao. The e-commerce platform on which China runs.

Founded by Alibaba in 2003, the online marketplace now ships packages all over China and the world — and the diversity of available products can be staggering. If you need portable, one-man saunas, or sneaky mahjong tiles with markings only visible through special contact lenses, or if you just need someone to call up your ex and yell at them, Taobao has you covered.

This time around, we just dived in, and ordered like five pounds of giant gummy candies from Hubei province. Next time, who knows?

Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a US-based writer, producer, multimedia artist, and former associate editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school to train at the Shaolin Temple but now uses it to interview rappers. He blogs about China and Asia on Instagram: @this.is.adan
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