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The Sonic the Hedgehog Curry: a critical review

A true blue experience

There are many things that some people (and Sonic fans) are willing to try, whether it’s good or bad for them. Trying new foods is an experience that would be wonderful when visiting a new country. However, if you’re in a pinch (and a pandemic), you bring those exotic experiences and have them delivered to your door.

In today’s case, a certain hedgehog and his blue color were graced upon my figurative and literal “plate.” The opportunity to taste such an odd, yet colorful curry was something unique. Yes, I am indeed talking about the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog Curry.

Straight outta the ’90s and into your digestive tract!!!

In a move that I never thought would happen, when the opportunity to snag me a box of Sonic Curry from eBay arose, I took it and never looked back. Anticipating for the evening, the curry box was somewhat cold, given I live in Texas and we cold down here. With no rice on hand, I had to go to my local Panda Express to get some, and by the grace of the SEGA gods sitting upon Mount Genesis they had some left.

With rice now in hand, it was time to microwave the curry and feast upon the blue delights that lie within this magnificent ’90s packaging. Preparations were simple, even with instructions on the back of the box being in Japanese. The box has to be open to let the bag that holds the curry rise. Don’t be afraid of the bag popping since there is a vent for the steam to be released.

Once the bag is hot, opening and pouring the curry with the rice was odd yet funny at the same time. It’s nothing bad, just curry with very dark blue coloring. Something similar to Gatorade, as a friend called it.

We pay the interns in Sonic Curry

It’s a freaky sight, but someone’s got to eat it. In truth, I admit I was a little hesitant at the sight of this blue abomination, and seeing the chunks of chicken in there made me have second thoughts. Despite my hesitance, I powered through and took my first bite of Sonic Curry.

Now, to say it wasn’t bad would be an understatement. It wasn’t good either. The overall consensus that I could explain was it tasted like flavored tomato sauce. Not that tomato sauce is a bad thing; I was expecting more from this, given this is a licensed product. Maybe something that tasted more hedgehog-like? It’s just regular curry with Sonic branding.

Imagine this floating inside your body.

Looking down at the curry, and seeing the chicken chunks, it was too much for me to handle and once it got cold, the will to eat it went away with it, just like my will to finish Shadow the Hedgehog. After many spoonfuls, and a several shots of Jack Daniels later, the plate was in the trash and my mind fell into a fever dream, where I was transported to Green Hill Zone but everything was blue … it was Blue Hill Zone!

OK, my overall review for this was mixed. While the curry itself was decent and the rice from Panda Express was viable as a last minute resort, the chicken was mushy and didn’t taste well at all. So I suggest you avoid that, that is if you are ever going to eat it. But I can officially say that I have conquered the Sonic curry and lived to tell the tale!!!

But if I had to give it a score, it would be:

Diego Agado Jr.

Currently a student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Fan of Sonic and SEGA. Location: Probably in bed.
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