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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 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:

Chuck’s Hop Shop, 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:

Chuck’s Hop Shop, 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

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