Eat snacks. Mostly candy. Almost too much.

Recent Snack Reviews

5-Grain Digestives. They are made from oats, ragi, wheat, jowar, and corn.
Fine

Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive High Fibre Biscuit

Cookies & Biscuits from India

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

My fiancé’s family during morning masala chai time

Over the week that we visited them for Diwali, my fiancé’s parents laid out a couple different biscuit/digestive options to pair with our masala chai.

For me, “Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive High Fibre Biscuit” takes rank 3 out of 4. These are certainly not sweet at all, perfect for dunking in sweet masala chai.

Written on Nov 25, 2022

A bag with a biscuit (cookie) on front. The cookie is studded with bits of chocolate.
Fine

Sunfeast Farmlite Oats with Chocolate Biscuit

Cookies & Biscuits from India

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

My fiancé’s family during morning masala chai time

Over the week that we visited them for Diwali, my fiancé’s parents laid out a couple different biscuit/digestive options to pair with our masala chai.

For me, “Sunfeast Farmlite Oats with Chocolate” takes rank 4 out of 4. It’s a little too sweet for a morning biscuit, particularly when paired with chai. But the base of the cookie wouldn’t be sweet enough to enjoy as a desert. It’s fine (still 3 of 5 stars), but there’s an imbalance between the sweetness of the chocolate and the biscuit base.

Written on Nov 25, 2022

A sweets package: there's a little chef character with a bushy mustache holding an ice cream cone. A big ice cream cone hovers in the background. In the foreground are little round balls; one is cut open to show cream inside.
Fine

Bourbon Milk A-Npan Ice Cream Bread Snacks

Other Snacks from Japan

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

Japan Candy Store

When you open the package of these little round snacks, it smells strongly of bourbon. There’s no mistaking that flavor in these bread snacks! I wish the center of the little bon bons was as creamy as the package makes it out to be; the cream filling seemed to have soaked into the bread bit, for the most part.

Written on Nov 25, 2022

A bag of white marshmallows shaped like tear drops. There's a pattern of white bubbles on a blue background.
Yum!

Kanro Marosh Marshmallows – Yogurt Soda

Candy from Japan

Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Source:

Japan Candy Store

I’m surprised how much I like these! I came across these in the “new” section of japancandystore.com and thought they sounded intriguing: yogurt…soda…marshmallow?? It’s one of those tougher marshmallows, with little sparkles of sugar on the surface. I would describe the flavor as bright and clean.

Written on Oct 21, 2022

A purple bag of Lay’s chips where most of the writing is in Thai. In English it says truffle. There is an illustration of truffle mushrooms and potato chips.
Fave!!

Lays Truffle Potato Chips

Chips from Thailand

Rating:
5 out of 5 stars
Source:

A beer garden in Seattle, WA

These are soooooo good. They’re very truffle-y, which is great, because I love truffle flavor. I wanted a second bag after my Partner in Snacks and I finished this one.

Written on Oct 21, 2022

A snack package: a big corn character with a pony tail and crossed arms and maybe some flames? Crunchy corn bites floating around alongside illustrations of kabobs with meat and veggies.
Fine

Calbee Grill A Corn Crunchy Snack – BBQ

Rice & Corn from Japan

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

A beer garden in Seattle, WA

I was intrigued by the kabobs on the package—and the very intense corn character—but these were actually fairly bland. My partner in snacks liked them more and more as we ate them.

Written on Oct 21, 2022

My fiancé holding a bag of chips in front of his face at a beer garden. On the bag is an illustration of a little boy wearing a mushroom cap hat.
Nope

Lays X Popmart Potato Chips – Pan Fried Matsutake Flavor

Chips from Japan

Rating:
2 out of 5 stars
Source:

A beer garden in Seattle, WA

2.5 stars. These really, truly taste aggressively of mushroom. I know they are mushroom flavored, but I’m surprised at how much of that they were able to pack into these chips. Even my betrothed, #1 Fungi Fan, was not super into them, and we picked our way through the bag.

Written on Jun 12, 2022

Nope

Oranzada Red Orangeade

Drinks from Poland

Rating:
2 out of 5 stars
Source:

Universal Yums

This is the soda of [half] my people, apparently (“The soda five generations of Poles have cherished”), but I’m not so into it. Oddly it tastes exactly like an energy drink to me, but it’s really just soda…

Written on Jun 12, 2022

A purple box of assorted chikki, which are squares that look a lot like peanut brittle
Yum!

Haldirams Assorted Chikki

Baked Goods from India

Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Source:

Haldiram’s in New Delhi, India

Haldiram’s makes a lot of snacks, one of them being a variety of chikki flavors. I suppose chikki is pretty similar to peanut brittle, though I have not had much of the latter in my lifetime and expect there might be even more sugar content than in chikki. Think a hard/snappy square of nuts and caramelized sugar binding things together.

The absolute best flavor in this variety pack is the sesame flavor, hands down. I would actually love trying my hand at making chikki someday because of this snack purchase. Second best is the one with rose petals in it. Bottom of the heap is the peanut-heavy version (I’m sorry, peanuts, but you are just not a premium nut).

Written on May 12, 2022