|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2010-10-23 06:47 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||candy, candy:belgium, candy:japan, candy:uk, candy:us|
Pretzel M&Ms are about the size of peanut butter M&Ms and the same round shape (as opposed to the more oval-shaped peanut and almond ones). They have a nice hint of salt and are crunchy, but didn't really taste particularly pretzel-y to me. I think it was that most of the pretzel inside was the inner pretzel and I would have liked more of the outer part. They're pretty addictive, though.
I'm wishing I'd bought more than one of these raspberry & passion fruit Kit Kats. They're dark chocolate (yay! the fruit ones so often seem to be white chocolate) and taste mostly like raspberry (I wouldn't have guessed they were anything but, tbh) and are soooo tasty.
I didn't take a picture of the annin doufu Kit Kats kakeochi_umai sent me because I didn't realise I had other stuff already saved up for a candy post, but they were some of the tastiest I've ever had. Annin doufu is a sort of almond-flavored jelly desert, so basically these were just almond-flavored Kit Kats, but wow, it really worked. They were white chocolate, which I'm not usually fond of, but I loved it here.
I had two flavors of these Dolfin mini chocolate bars. The first is milk chocolate with green tea & jasmin and it was absolutely delicious. I've always stayed away from tea-flavored chocolate, because I don't like tea, but this didn't taste like tea at all. It just tasted really good! The other is dark chocolate with white pepper & cardamom. I didn't like that one quite as much, but it was still very good. At first I couldn't really taste the pepper, but it sort of sneaks in after and then lingers (a little too much, maybe). Cardamom is not a spice I can recognise the taste of, but this definitely has a very spicy flavor. I liked the tea ones a lot better, which surprised me, since I don't normally like tea anything.
The Guylian praline seashells look like Godivas. They're filled with a delicious hazelnut cream that tastes super good when the chocolates are all soft and melty like these were when they arrived.
The Baru dark chocolate flaked truffles don't look like much, especially in this heat as the flakes have all just sort of softened and mushed together and they look like little lumps of poop. But they are really quite tasty! Because of the weather, they're very soft and the inside isn't really that different from the outside flakes. Just a soft lump of chocolate. Yum!
The Harvey Nichols treacle toffee is sooooo good. They're sort of like soft, chewy caramels, but have a slightly different taste. I'm not sure I've ever had treacle anything before, but I really like these a lot.
The Charbonnel & Walker English Rose & Violet Creams are super delicious. I think they may have gone off a bit (they were old), because they weren't very creamy inside (one was sort of creamy, the other was very hard), but they were still tasty. The chocoalte was good and the flower flavors were very strong.
McVitie's Penguin biscuits are something I've seen in some of the import shops here, but never bought. As it turns out, they're very much like Tim Tams! They don't taste quite as good, though. I definitely like Tim Tams better, although these have cute penguin wrappers for each cookie.
Polar biscuits are apparently a Sainsbury's Penguin wannabe. They're a little bigger than both Penguins and Tim Tams, though come only eight in a package, so you probably get just the same amount. They taste even more different to Tim Tams than the Penguins, but I like the taste better than Penguins, I think. They remind me a bit of some storebrand chocolate sandwich cookies here. They're individually wrapped as well (so wasteful D:) but have just plain red wrappers. I didn't take pictures of the actual cookies of either Penguins or these because they all seemed quite smashed and I was just eating bits of them.
These Kinder mini chocolate bars are something I don't think I've seen before, though maybe I've seen a larger size? They do have Kinder stuff in import shops here, but I don't usually look at it closely because I don't go out of my way to buy imported chocolate stuff (I'm more interested in non-chocolate candy). These are surprisingly good, though. The milky filling reminds me of something, though I can't remember what and I'm too full to eat another one right now and try to refresh my memory. It's a very soft, sweet paste, and the chocolate is very sweet, too. I quite like them, though (which is good, because it's quite a large package).