Nestle FruTips – Chinese Assortment

On Monday, I reviewed the mango, grapefruit, and lychee FruTips that I bought in China. Today, I’ll review their regular flavor assortment. The regular FruTips were the same size and texture as their specialized flavor counterparts, and they also contained lychee flavored jellies (white). You can refer to Monday’s review for my notes on texture…

Nestle FruTips – Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee

As previously mentioned, I’m way overdue for a review of Nestle FruTips from China. When I was in Shanghai this March, I bought of couple of fresh tubes to cover today and Friday. I’ll start with the Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee tube. The FruTips were thumbnail-sized flat disks that were covered in gritty sugar sand….

Everyburger

This box of Everyburger was an impulse buy at my local Asian grocery store. I couldn’t read a word on the package besides “Everyburger”, but the box was shelved with other chocolate+cookie treats, so I assumed that these were some sort of chocolates+cookies shaped to look like hamburgers. Fortunately, my assumption was correct, and I…

Hello Panda - Review on Strawberry and Double Choco Flavors!

Hello Panda: Cute Cream-Filled Cookie Review!

Hello Panda is Meiji’s answer to Lotte’s Koala’s March: cream-filled cookies imprinted with cute animal cartoons.Without too much research, it’s easy to notice that Hello Panda hails from Japan. I got a couple of boxes to try in my free MunchPak samples, first in Strawberry and the following month in Double Choco. I have also found…

Koala's March - Review

Lotte Koala’s March Cookies: The Same As Hello Panda?

Lotte Koala’s March Cookies are “chocolate crème filled cookies” that can be found in Asian grocery stores in America. I recently got a free box from the folks at MunchPak, along with Koala’s March competitors Hello Panda (which I reviewed already). In fact, those two candies are very similar; I’ll explain. The pillow-shaped cookies are imprinted…

Kasugai Ramune Gummi

I usually buy my Kasugai gummies at Asian grocery stores, but I found this bag of ramune flavored gummies at a Cost Plus World Market. If you’re not familiar with ramune (not to be confused with ramen!), it’s a lemon-lime Asian soda that’s usually kept in a uniquely marble-stoppered bottle. Like all Kasugai gummies, these…

Oishi Hard Candies [Review]

I bought these Oishi Hard Candies while I was in China (I did more than just hug pandas there!). I don’t know the package says – I’m functionally illiterate in Chinese, so only recognize the character for fruit in the description – but I did manage to find them listed on the Oishi website, where…

Hokkaido Pumpkin Chocolate

I inherited the remains of this box of Hokkaido Pumpkin Chocolate from Emma, who got them from a friend. I was amused that pumpkin-headed mascot appears to be named Yukky. The pumpkin chocolates were all individually wrapped with a little window through which you could see the pumpkin shaped candies within. Some were jack-o-lantern shaped,…

Hi-Chew Fanta - Review

Hi-Chew Fanta Flavors: Don’t You Wanta?

These Hi-Chew Fanta flavors were found and purchased at an Asian grocery store in my hometown. I think this is the first time that Hi-Chew has partnered with another brand for their chews! From the outside, the Hi-Chew Fanta looked like standard Hi-Chew fare – rectangular prisms of a colored center enveloped in an off-white…

Japanese Kit Kats – Kyoto Yatsuhashi

This week’s review items come courtesy of Nana and Justin, a couple of college friends of mine who are living, teaching, and blogging in Japan and who are kind enough to mail me Japanese goodies from time to time. I’m closing out the week with a review of a Japanese Kit Kat that is a Kyoto speciality…