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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

japanese candy haul!

A few weeks ago I discovered a neat subscription service that sends you a little selection of Japanese candy. I almost subscribed, Japanese candy sounded fun, but I wasn't sure I was up to a random selection. I did a bit of Google-ing and found a little shop (that shipped to Canada without requiring a small fortune) so I chose a few goodies that looked appealing. They arrived yesterday and I've had a bit of a taste test so I though I'd give you a peek at my haul. Read on!

Why can't we get these here? These mini Kit-Kats are so good! They're just like your average Kit-Kat, but coated with green tea white chocolate. And they're green!

"Puchitto" means squishy in Japanese, which is exactly what these little pineapple candies are. They're a softer form of gummies and have a natural pineapple taste. The bag is super small though.

These little heart and star shaped gummies are my favourite item of all. They're similar to fuzzy peaches as they have a sour sugar coating but have a mango and yogurt flavour. So good but you only get a small handful in the bag... which might actually be a good thing.

This is an odd one- it's a fish shaped wafer (which totally reminds me of this) that's filled with a cheesecake flavoured, bubbly type filling (think Aero bar). The filling was okay, but overall this one wasn't for me. But why is it fish shaped?

These are the lone savory snack and are a French fry like potato stick. Super cute and quite tasty- although not very cheesy. I liked that they're not greasy and are super crispy.

These are little cookie rolls filled with ice cream flavoured filling. Think Combos but sweet- do they even make those anymore... These are so good, but I have a feeling they are likely terrible for you. So good they have to be bad, you know?

I haven't tried these yet, but the combo of matcha (green tea) and chocolate sounds pretty appealing. This can be made hot or cold. Now I just have to try and figure out how much water to add as it's not listed in English on the package...

I ordered everything from Oyatsu Cafe, which ships from Japan. The shipping for my order was $10 and it took 21 days to arrive. I've definitely had to wait longer for international items, so I was pleased at how fast it arrived. They have a pretty wide selection of items- even the uber popular Poppin' Cookin' kits. I'll definitely order again when I need another Japanese sugar fix. Do you have a favourite international candy/food?

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