A while ago we had an amazing tour in southeast Asia, which included Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore. What do you think took up most of the space in my luggage? Snacks, of course.
This is the fourth of a series of posts containing tasting of over 35 candies and snacks I collected during my travels. The first post in the series can be found here, the second here and the third here. Today we’re about to discover another 7 snacks.
1. Smoky Potato Salad Flavor Potato Crisps
In the last post of this series I wrote about Butter Caramel Pringles crisps. Another unordinary flavor I spotted while in Asia was this smoky potato salad. Sounds weird? Check. Looks like a big pile of disgusting goo? Double check. Of course I had to buy it! Actually, it smells like BBQ and tastes like BBQ. The big promise for a potato salad taste fell short to be replaced by an ok-ish BBQ flavored potato chips.
2. Rice Crispy Haiti Candy
I must admit, this is the candy It took me the longest to gather up courage to taste. Not only that, but I took this bag to work with me to see how other might respond to it before I have a taste of my own. I picked these candies up from a convenience store in Seoul. The package features a cast iron cauldron with fire burning underneath and crackers inside, and two white droplets on the side. The smell is identical to that of a rice crispy and so is the taste. That is so weird! It’s is not as bad as I’d imagined it to be, but I still couldn’t finish even one candy.
3. Dark Chocolate Covered Wolfberries
These snacks which I picked up from Singapore seem like a healthy snack option with promises on the cover, such as “times 15 more anti oxidants than cranberries” and “times 50 more vitamin C than oranges”. I really like sun dried Goji berries (known as Wolfberries) however I found the dark chocolate covering them to be less to my taste.
4. Twisties BBQ Curry Dude
In the previous part of this haul, I’ve tasted the original cheese version, which has been an Australian icon for more than 60 years. Similar to those, this snack is shaped like Cheetos, however it’s not as messy. It’s very crispy and crunchy and pretty spicy. The most popular Twisties taste is Cheese and Chicken but they come in many other flavors, the weirdest among them may be Cheese & Mite flavor they launched in Australia back in 2013.
5. Kabaya Petit Pudding Chocolate
These tiny pudding shaped chocolates have cutest packages – a small yellow bucket with a bunch of happy pudding bakers making tiny pudding shaped treats. Unfortunately this is the only positive things about it. You can guess the taste from the smell alone – the really cheap kind of chocolate (can it even be considered chocolate?). The small puddings consist of two layers – milk chocolate and caramel flavored white chocolate. I’m a die hard fan of caramel but boy this was just a disaster.
6. Anytime Milk & Mint
I’m not a big fan of hard candies but this Milk & Mint candies by Lotte grabbed my attention and I was intrigued to have a taste of this bizarre combination. They are also super popular in South Korea; I saw them practically in every super market. Each candy is wrapped individually and is comprised of three layers. They are super refreshing and very tasty. The middle layer adds a cooling sensation. There are two other flavors – Blueberry and Lemon, which I would love to taste as well!
7. Hiyasyuwa Cola Candy
Another hard candy. This one I got in Hong Kong but it’s made in Japan. There are three different cola flavored candies in the bag. The first one is a clear droplet speckled with little brown dots with a somewhat sour taste. Reminded me of the taste of a cola that has been sitting open and all fuzzed out. I read there’s supposed to be cola powder inside but I didn’t feel any powder. The second one was a brown droplet that was covered with fizzing cola powder and creates a nice fizzy sensation in your mouth. The third one was a pink-orange ball that’s supposed to taste like melon as far as I understand, but tasted pretty similar to the other ones.
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