Tag Archives: chocolate

Summer Pocky

The popular Tsubu Tsubu variety of Pocky is back, in Strawberry (above) and Apple Yogurt (below). Tsubu tsubu translates as ‘granulated’ or ‘lumpy’ but here it means ‘pieces’, so Tsubu Tsubu Ichigo (strawberry) has real pieces of strawberry inside the chocolate coating. In fact, it says it consists of 28% strawberry flesh or juice! Healthy […]

No funny Biz

To be honest, Biz had me at “For your lucky time, have some biz!” but I was also intrigued by the flavour; green tea and red bean. It’s based on the refreshing, traditional summer dessert Kakigori Matcha Azuki (green-tea shaved ice topped with red beans and condensed milk). This blog has some good info about […]

KitKat of the week

With a name like Espresso Coffee you’d expect this KitKat to taste intensely like coffee but it’s actually very subtle (maybe the coffee flavour is quietened down by the white chocolate coating). With its creamy vanilla taste, maybe “Flat White” or “Vanilla Latte” would have been better names? But no doubt about it, it’s yum. […]

Go green

Matcha (powdered green tea) is famous for its use in tea ceremonies and is the strongest tasting green tea because you drink the actual tea leaves. It’s also one of the most popular flavours of ice-cream, cookies, milkshakes and McFlurries in Japan, right up there with strawberry and chocolate. This new Crunky flavour is Matcha […]

KitKat of the week

KitKat Apple Vinegar: apple-flavoured white chocolate and apple-vinegar cream. I’ve just discovered KitKat Cookpad – a website where people email in recipes they have made from KitKats! The best recipes win special KitKat prizes. Type in KitKat ‘Apple Vinegar’ and you’ll find recipes for KitKat Apple Vinegar soda bread, KitKat Apple Vinegar soy milk mousse, […]

Magic candy

Three omoshiroi (interesting) new flavours of mini Tirol chocolate have arrived! Clockwise from top left; Hokkaido Cheese, Purple Sweet Potato and ‘Air in’ Salt Vanilla. Hokkaido Cheese flavour is very, very cheesy! It’s a cheese biscuit covered in gouda-flavoured white chocolate. Purple Sweet Potato is intense, it tastes crazy. The ‘Air in’ Salt Vanilla chocolate […]