Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Score (maple candy corn in theory): 5
Score (this attempt at maple candy corn): 2
Friday, September 14, 2018
The flavor of pancakes and strawberry syrup in a one-bite chocolate? I love this kind of Willy Wonka magic! Straight from Japan, Salon de Look Ichigo Pancake chocolates present a great fantasy of reconstituted foods that are delicious. In actuality, it's not a bad bonbon but the reality certainly doesn't fit the fantasy. I would never guess that the bite was supposed to taste like pancakes and strawberry syrup. There's a nice layer of strawberry jelly and then a creamy layer that tastes like vanilla with a tiny mini hint of wheat. Weird. There's nothing familiar that can be compared. They're worth a try but not that compelling after the first few bites.
Score (fantasy chocolate creations): 5
Score (reality of fantasy): 2
Score (packaging): 4
Score (current need for pancakes): 5
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
Like an elegant, sugarless version of classic FruitStripe gum, Xylish Fruits Assort offers six tasty flavors in one small pack. They're all pretty tasty--not a bad one in the bunch--with a special shoutout to the peach and lemon flavors as especially delicious. I wish these were stocked more regularly in the US!
Monday, September 3, 2018
Score (flavor innovation--didn't think it could be done): 5
Score (packaging): 5
Friday, August 31, 2018
Score (too much xtreme sourness): 2
Score (don't mess up a classic): 2
Score (that great chewy SweeTarts dissolve): 4
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
I wonder if Senjaku makes gummy kitten paws....
Score (packaging): 4
Score (realism of puppy paws): 5
Score (flavor): 3 (it's good but it's still a gummy)
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Twizzlers Sour Mini Twists are surprisingly compelling. The sweet cream filling tastes like bland nothingness, but functions to mellow out the cherry, green apple, lemon, and blue raspberry flavors and sour sugar coating. The consistency is really soft and the short length makes them so easy eat one after the other. Although I haven't found myself thinking about that as much as other candies, the bag disappeared really quickly.