Apr 14, 2013

Candy Time! Meiji Chocorooms Review

Anything mushroom shaped is good in my book. The only thing that would make these cuter would be little chocolate squirrels mixed in, but I won't get my hopes up. The box opens with a convenient flap, which reveals a brown bag filled with little cookies. 


The stem of the 'mushroom' is a very plain cracker/cookie with no flavor to speak of. The chocolate top has a semi sweet flavor, but it tastes more milk chocolatey once you finish it. The chocolate is okay, nothing amazing, but it's just creamy enough and melts nicely in the mouth. To be honest, the mushroom gimmick is what drew me in. But they're pretty tasty! Honestly, they taste almost exactly like pocky.

The box cost $1.99 at World Market. I think I would buy them again, but only to share with friends who would appreciate how adorable they are.

Apr 11, 2013

Candy Time! Eiffel Bonbons - Strawberry Chewy Candy

 These candies were another world market find. They're by Eiffel, and are apparently popular with French clubs and organizations. I picked the strawberry version (they come in green apple as well), mostly because they are a super great pink color. 

The candies are a dark pink in color, with a white powdery coating that I assume keeps them from sticking together. They have a nice smell, a very artificial strawberry scent but still nice. When you first pop them in your mouth, they're mildly sweet without a strong flavor. The more you chew on them (as they are very chewy, almost starburst like, candies) the stronger the flavor gets, becoming almost tart near the end. The flavor is, I guess, strawberry. It just tastes pink, which I have no problems with. The texture is great, they don't stick to your teeth, and the flavor doesn't linger in your mouth too long after eating them.

I really enjoyed these! They're addicting and the tartness is a nice touch. I like that they're not overwhelmingly sweet. I'd definitely buy them again, and I'd like to try the apple flavor as well. 
The bag was $1.99 at World Market.

Apr 7, 2013

Candy Time! Kinder Happy Hippo Biscuits

Okay, so these things are pretty much adorable. It's delicious candy...that is also a hippo. So everybody wins. Of course that leaves you with the dilemma of which end to bite off first (since it's sectioned into 3 little body parts). I always eat the head first, but to each their own.

Hello tasty friend....
I've had these hippo treats before, but only the chocolate version. This little guy is "Milk & Hazelnut". His body is made of a light wafer shell that is very easy to crunch through. His lower half is covered in bits of crunchy sugar (the package says meringue) that have very little taste, except for their sweetness. Once you bite it's head off, you get...

Creamy filling! There are two different flavors here, the top is 'milk' and the bottom is 'hazelnut'. The milk cream doesn't have a lot of flavor, but it does mix well with the hazelnut. All of this makes for an incredibly sweet treat that doesn't have an intense flavor. It's not as rich as it's chocolate counterpart, but I still don't think I'd be able to eat more than a couple at one time.

A package of 5 hippos cost about $5 at World Market.