I'm Completely Obsessed with Japanese Candy!
I've never hidden the fact that I'm a bit obsessed with really adorable things, but I'm also a massive sweet tooth, so when we popped into a quaint little sweet shop on our recent holiday to Devon and came across these amazing Japanese treats, I couldn't resist! I'd love to visit Japan; anything that looks like it's been vomited in rainbows & unicorns is perfect in my book so I'm sure I'd absolutely love it there.
I dug into the chocolates first, and was pleasantly surprised to find 2 bags inside - 1 for me now, and the other 1, for me later.. Until A got his grubby little hands on them, of course, and then I found myself having to share (not that he wanted to!). The chocolates inside were dee-lish-ass! I expected the coloured part to be hard but they were actually crispy and it didn't take long to devour the whole packet (and perhaps the other one too, though that one was devoured secretly in the kitchen whilst A wasn't looking)..
I washed down the chocolates by trying some of the fizzy grape-flavoured drink and though it looks pretty awesome, I was a little disappointed; I think I expected it to taste sweeter. It actually tasted exactly like a Panda Pop (remember those?), which was a nice blast from the past but was overwhelmingly fizzy. The top had a really odd contraption with an elasticated seal and a small glass ball inside (thanks to the commenter for informing us that this is marble lemonade, hence the glass ball inside!) and Mr J and I realised it twisted open the opposite way to what we expect here in good ol' England (and it did take us an embarrassingly long time to figure that out).
I was first intrigued by the strawberry crackers because of the packaging, mostly because of the human baby head (kind of freaky, but endearing at the same time?). I was a little disappointed to find 3 crackers/biscuits inside but they were even yummier than the chocolates. The filling had a really sweet strawberry taste, but with a sour twang and they were flipping awesome, I actually wish I'd bought more (don't tell A they all went in my tummy, he was napping)..
I'm a huge lover of American candy, having previously received hampers and having been signed to monthly subscriptions, but I've never before tried Japanese sweets and the packaging alone is just so, so cool (bonus; they taste amazing). I'd love to find out if there's a monthly subscription to sign up to as they're not something you easily come across. I've found websites such as Japan Crate but unfortunately, they're USA based so I'll keep an eye out and share with you all if I do find anything!