Choco Roll – Pudding

The last time I tried Choco Roll in their Taro flavor, it just didn’t work for me. Though my palate grew up eating lots of Chinese food, I couldn’t stand the Asian starchy root as a dessert. Recently, I came across a box of Choco Roll in a Pudding variety. Now that’s a flavor that…

Hi-Chew Shikwasa (Not Lime!) [Review]

My friends Nana and Justin have been having great adventures while living the expat life and chronicling it all in their awesome blog. They’ve been kind enough to┬ásend me great candy finds from abroad, including my all-time most popular review: Crunky Nude Balls. Recently, they mailed me a bunch of Japanese candies, including this pack…

Milk Chocolate Salty Pocky

I found these Milk Chocolate Salty┬áPocky at an Asian grocery store back home in Austin. I immediately snatched them up – salt + chocolate has always struck me as a European thing, so I was excited to see them on Pocky, a classic Asian treat. They were basically regular milk chocolate Pocky – thin biscuit…

Cheesecake Pejoy

Today I’ll be reviewing a treat in the “Asian treats shaped like sticks” genre: Cheesecake Pejoy. I bought them in China. Cheesecake Pejoy is made by Glico. They have a decent U.S. presence (they make Pocky), and various flavors of Pejoy are available in U.S. Asian grocery stores. I’d never seen the cheesecake version in…

Hi-Chew Mango (Review)

I received this pack of Hi-Chew Mango as a free sample from Morinaga USA, along with my packs of Hi-Chew Peach and Banana. I thought I’d already reviewed them, but it turns out I had just written a news post about them. The Hi-Chews had an orange-yellow center surrounded by an off-white shell that didn’t…

Cadbury Choclair – Blueberry

I found these Cadbury Choclairs in the Chinese equivalent of a mini-mart. I didn’t know exactly what to expect – based on the packaging, I thought that they would be blueberry-flavored chocolate. Instead, they turned out to be little caramels with a blueberry flavored center. It looks like I wound up with the blueberry version…

Hi-Chew Banana

I got a pack of Hi-Chew Banana from Morinaga USA in the same box that had my Hi-Chew Peach sample. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about trying it because I generally really don’t like banana flavored candies. Artificial banana is not my thing. Banana Runts? Run away! Fortunately, the Hi-Chew banana didn’t taste artificial at all!…

Hi-Chew Peach

I’ve reviewed Hi-Chew several times on this site. Most of them were gifts from friends or businesses in Asia, so some of them were flavors that aren’t sold in the U.S. The Hi-Chew that I’m reviewing today is U.S.-specific. The company that makes Hi-Chew, Morinaga, has a U.S. subsidiary that sells Hi-Chew in strawberry, green…

Look – Parfait a la Mode

Monday, I reviewed the Look Baskin Robbins Collaboration. Today, I’ll cover the Look Parfait a la Mode. I received both Look sets as free samples from Tsunami.hk. Like the Baskin Robbins Collaboration, the Parfait a la Mode was 12 little filled rectangles of chocolate. This time, the four flavors were Blueberry, Pudding, Strawberry, and Chocolate….

Look – Baskin Robbins Collaboration

I received two packages of Look chocolates as free samples from Tsunami.hk, an online purveyor of Asian goods, including candies. Today I’ll review the Baskin Robbins Collaboration, and Wednesday I’ll review the Parfait a la Mode. The Look chocolates came as 12 little filled rectangles, three each of four flavors. In the Baskin Robbins Collaboration,…