|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2005-09-30 09:23 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||candy, candy:australia/nz, candy:us|
Sadly, I already have long since eaten one of the things Cori sent - the delicious toffee macadamia nut popcorn (think Fiddle Faddle with macadamia. Yum) - so no picture there.
However, I do have pics of the rest behind the cuts. First off is Hawaiian Sun Guava Jelly and Maui Jelly Factory Lilikoi Butter. I'm doing these together since I just took one pic of the two of them. It's not a very exciting pic either, since they're just jars, but whatever. :p
We actually have some Hawaiian Sun brand stuff here, most notably their juices (sodas? They come in cans like soda, so I'm not sure if it's juice or soda and have never looked closely). If I looked, they might have this jelly, too. However, it will probably take me years to eat all this at the rate I eat jam, so... ^_^;; Anyway! It's very tasty. I actually just had some for the first time this morning, on toast.
The lilikoi butter is a passion fruit-flavored butter sauce. I am assuming lilikoi means passion fruit in Hawaiian or some such. It's tasty, too. The other day I had some on popcorn.
Then we have CookKwee's Maui Cookies in kona coffee & macadamia nut flavor. Mmm. These aren't really a strong coffee flavor, but it's definity noticeable. And definitely good. My biggest complaint would be that they're very, very crumbly cookies, which is annoying to eat.
Last, but not least is KTM Mochi Maru. These are little flavored mochi balls with jelly inside. For those unfamiliar with mochi, it is not ice cream! The mochi part of mochi ice cream is the rice dough on the outside. So these are that same sort of rice dough, but filled with jelly.
I was excited about them, but they weren't as good as I'd hoped. I really liked the strawberry, but found the other flavors disappointing. There's lychee, pineapple, mango, strawberry, and chocolate. All of these are flavors I occasionally like in other things (especially chocolate, obviously), but they didn't work with these.
Now it's time for the stuff from Julie! Aside from the new and exciting stuff detailed below, she also sent another package of original Tim Tams for grate yay.
So while we're on the subject of Tim Tams, how about Tim Tam Black Forest Fantasy? It's a dark chocolate Tim Tam with some cherry jelly/syrup in the center. Oh God, these are so good. I asked for them specifically after seeing them on a NZ online grocery store and I am so glad I did. Nnnnngh.
The other "omg why do we not have this here!?!?" winner of this batch was Griffin's Belgian Cremes. When I saw on the package that they were cinnamon cookies with raspberry cream filling, I went uh... O_o But! They are soooooooo good. The cinnamon isn't overwhelming (I'm not a huge fan of cinnamon, especially cinnamon candy, so this is good) and the raspberry filling is delicious.
There was one more package of cookies - Griffin's Gingernuts. These are, as you may have guessed, ginger snaps. I love ginger snaps. I love any sort of ginger cookies, in fact. These are very, very hard and very gingery. Mmmmmmm. And they'll go perfectly with the ginger gelato I still have in the freezer. :)
Next are the candy bars. Two of these I picked out myself from the aforementioned online store as ones that looked interesting. First is Cadbury Pinky. Marshmallow (pink, natch) and caramel covered in milk chocolate. Mmm, this is good. Sadly all the candy bars were very smushed and melty. This is the downside of doing candy exchanges in the summer. Of course we're having a mini heat wave this week...
Cabury Moro is the other one I chose. It's caramel and nougat covered in milk chocolate. I thought it might be like a Milky Way, but it's actually got chocolate nougat a la 3 Musketeers. So basically 3 Musketeers with caramel. What's not to like?
And finally we have Cadbury Dream Strawberry Delight. I am not a huge fan of white chocolate, but this was good. It was the most smushed and thus looks nothing like the picture, but rather looks like a big smushed white and pink thing. Still tastes good, though! The strawberry filling is kind of syruppy.
Considering I am trying to be healthier about my diet and eat maybe a cookie or two a day, if that, this stuff will last me a while. As you can see in the photo, I still have most of the coffee/macadamia cookies left, and I also have about 2/3 of the coconut biscuits from a while ago, and some of the Marshmallow Puffs as well.
I seem to remember having other stuff to talk about, but I think I'll make another post later.