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.
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.