World of Snacks started as a foreign snack blog about 2 years ago. The goal of the blog was to catalog our exploration of the best cookies, cakes, chips, and candy from around the world. This year we launched our international snack store to compliment our blog and we have been slowly expanding our selection of foreign snacks for sale online. We now offer the best snacks from a total of 7 countries and an 8th country is on the way next month! Tonight we are reviewing a new Mexican snack that has just been added to our store. Our review is of Ricolino Huevitos!
This is not our first Snack from Mexico manufactured by Ricolino. We actually offer several and one of our best selling Mexican Snacks is the Ricolino Duvalin Hazelnut and Vanilla Candy. We already know we love Duvalin so let’s see what our team thinks of Huevitos. Let’s take a closer look.
Our sample under review weighs in at 60 grams. It comes in a shinny yellow bag with the Ricolino logo on the left upper corner followed by a fun “Huevitos” that substitutes the “o” for an egg. Below is a clear window that shows a large amount of small white eggs. Some of the candy eggs are spotted, others are not. Under the see-through window it reads “Candy Coated Chocolate Flavor Eggs.” Now onto the taste test!
To be honest we did not intend to do our review tonight on this snack. We actually have a ton of Korean Snacks to get through prior to our expansion (which will include these) taking place next month. However when our shipment arrived and we saw these intriguing chocolate eggs we decided to move them up the list. We thought we had an idea of what to expect but all our testers were wrong! We figured this Mexican snack would have a crunchy thin shell with a gooey chocolate center. Wrong! It’s a thicker shell that sort of tastes like the American Tic Tacs mint. Not at all what we thought we’d be sampling. The inside wasn’t gooey chocolate either. It was a firm chocolate cake, more like a brownie! So what did our reviewers think? For the most part this snack was a success. However not everyone loved them. Everyone agrees though, the Ricolino Huevitos is sweet and highly addicting.
You will be able to buy this snack online here in the US and have it shipped anywhere in the world later this week. Until then check out our large selection of the best Mexican Snacks. If you’d like a special coupon for our upcoming expansion of Korean Snacks be sure to leave your details to the right. As always, keep on snacking world!
Update: Ricolino Huevitos is now offered in our international snack store.
We are snacking around the world and locating the best chips, cookies, candies, and sweets. Why are we doing this? In addition to loving international food we are also looking for inventory for our online snack store. Each month in 2014 we are expanding our selection of the best snacks by one country. One of the featured countries from earlier this year is Mexico. We’ve just expanded our Mexican Snacks sold online to include several new items. The snack under review today is one such snack. Let’s take a look at Mexican Cheetos Fangs!
What the heck are Mexican Cheetos Fangs? We know and love Cheetos in the United States but we have yet to encounter any snack that contains or is named after vampire teeth. This snack from south of the border comes in a shiny purple bag. The package reads “Cheetos Horneados Colmillos.” It also has a fun drawing of Chester Cheetah dressed like Dracula. The bag claims that it comes with a small pack of salsa to add to the fangs. For our taste test we sampled two bags of Cheetos Fangs and both of ours did not include the sauce packet. The chips themselves are dark red and do mildly resemble a fang. So how do these Mexican chips taste?
World of Snacks offers Cheetos Horneados Colmillos for sale online. You can buy these and other Mexican Chips and have them shipped from our US based warehouse to anywhere in the world. If you’d like to be notified as we expand our international snacks store be sure to leave you details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the very best cookies, chocolates, sweets, and chips from around the world. At the beginning of this year we started offering some of these best snacks that we have found for sale online in our international snack store. Each month this year we’ve added and will continue to add a new country and their best snacks. One of our recent additions is Mexico. Our review today is of a Mexican Chip produced by a company called Barcel.
We are reviewing the Chipotles Chipotle & Cheese Corn Chips that come in a 2.8oz bag. We do currently offer these Mexican Chips for sale online (among others). The bag is mostly black and has fiery red streaks throughout. Of course there is the Barcel logo followed by the name of the chips. Below there are two very odd shaped corn chips followed by two wedges of Swiss cheese and a fire roasted chipotle pepper. Now onto the taste test!
Our taste test group was pretty diverse and all the responses were varied. Generally when we utilize a large sample group of testers we tend to see some patterns, however that was not the case this time. So our review of Barcel Chipotles Chipotle & Cheese Chips is from my sole perspective. The texture and shape of the chip was unique, and unlike anything in the US. The shape is clearly meant to resemble a chipotle pepper. The texture is firm, salty (but not too salty), and crisp. The color was redder than the image from the bag. The smell of the chips is zesty. My first impression of the flavor was it was a little weak and it left me wanting more. However, a few seconds later a slow warm burn followed, which although I have never experienced with a chip, I did enjoy. As I continued my sample the flavor grew even more enjoyable and notes of the creamy Swiss cheese began to become more apparent. Overall I was personally very pleased with this foreign snack.
Well, that’s our review of Barcel Chipotles Chipotle & Cheese Chips. We’d love for you buy a few bags and let us know what you think! You can shop our full selection of Mexican Snacks online now and if you’d like to be notified when we expand our store please leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the best snacks in the world. So far we have reviewed cookies, cakes, chips, chocolates, and candies from 34 different countries. At the beginning of this year we started selling snacks from England quickly followed by American, German, and Mexican Snacks. Each month this year we are going to expand ourinternational snack store to include a new country and their best items. For our review today we are comparing two of the best chocolate chips cookies in the world, well at least two of the best sellers.
All Americans should be familiar with Nabisco Chips Ahoy. Released in 1963, this much loved snack is the bestselling chocolate chip cookie in the country. In fact only one cookie sells more than Chips Ahoy, and that is the king of American cookies, Oreo. Just like Oreo, there are a wide range of version in and outside of the United States. The chocolate chips cookie we are using in our taste test is the classic, original Chips Ahoy.
The competitor for our early claim to the world’s best chocolate chip cookie title is the Mexican Chokis by Gamesa. Gamesa, like Nabisco, is a long established brand. In fact, the original Gamesa brand is much older and was started in 1921. Just like the American Chips Ahoy Cookie, Gamesa Chokis is the bestselling chocolate chip cookie in its home country of Mexico. So although we love home-made and a variety of other chocolate chip cookies, these are the most purchased in North America.
For our comparison of American Chips Ahoy VS Mexican Chokis we did a non-blind taste test with 7 US adult males aged 25-35. Several of the testers have been involved in other comparisons taste tests including our article on Whoppers VS Maltesers. Being I am familiar with the preferences of most of the tasters I thought I had a decent idea on how the results would turn out. I was wrong! We’ve been at this for about a year and a half and not once have we had a 100% unanimous result on a comparison (until now). All of our testers hands down preferred the Mexican Chokis over the American Chips Ahoy.
So why are Mexican Chokis the best tasting, bestselling chocolate chip cookie in North America? Multiple reviewers claimed that the Chokis tasted more like a home-made chocolate chip cookie. They were crunchier, sweeter, and seemed to be fresher. The main complaint with Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookie was they tasted too processed, something that we hear often with American snacks.
Do we dare claim the Gamesa Chokis to be the best chocolate chip cookie in the world? Not yet, so far we are confident that it’s the best massively produced chocolate chip cookie in either Mexico or the United States. We have yet to review any chocolate chip cookies from Canada, so we are not sure if it’s really even the best in North America just yet. We aim to find out though! If there is a chocolate chip cookie in North American that you prefer, be sure to comment below. If you’d like to compare American Chips Ahoy VS Mexican Chokis on your own, we do offer both for sale here in the US with international shipping. As always, keep on snacking world!
In just a few days we will officially announce the addition of Mexican Snacks to our international snack store. They are all currently listed for sale online in our store; we are just adding details to each snack. For some of the unusual snacks with very little information online, we have to move them up our list for review. One such snack is the Ricolino Duvalin.
The Ricolino Duvalin is a chocolate spreadable snack that is comprised of skimmed milk and flavored vegetable fat. Sounds good? Maybe, but we have no idea on what exactly to expect. There are very little spreadable snacks in the United States. The only other spreadable snack we have yet to encounter from anywhere in the world is the L.B.’s Maple Treat Butter. Although that Canadian Snack was called butter, it was sweet and thick, more like an icing.
Our sample of the Ricolino Duvalin is small; it weighs in at just over half an ounce. It comes in a tub that looks like a cross between a miniature pudding and a pack of spreadable butter. The full text on the cover reads “ Ricolino Duvalin Bi Sabor Hazelnut and Vanilla artificially flavored candy.” That’s a mouth full. Now that we know what this Mexican snack looks like- Let’s put it in our mouths!
Typically we close with a determination; we are seeking the best snacks in the world to include them in our international snack store. This review is different. You can buy Ricolino Duvalin Hazelnut and Vanilla Candy right now in our store! We invite you to check out this item and other worldly snacks offered for sale. Each month this year we are expanding our international snack store by one country. Right now we have four. If you’d like to be kept in the loop as we expand be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
At World of Snacks we are currently in the process of adding a selection of Mexican Snacks to our international snack store. Set to officially launch in just a few days, we’ve already add most of the snacks to our website. We just need to go back and add a few more details. What does that mean for you? Well, if you want to start buying Mexican Snacks online right now, you are more than welcome to. We are thrilled to be offering Mexican Snacks in our store because Mexico is home to some unique flavors and amazing treats. Our review tonight is one such snack, the Barritas Pina Pineapple Filled Cookies.
Just a few days ago we posted a review of the Gamesa Mini Mamut Cookies. We really enjoyed them so we are eager to try another foreign cookie. This is our first snack from Marinela. This Mexican baker initially got its start in 1954. The company specialized in offering birthday cakes packaged with matching birthday candles. They then progressed to selling individual cakes without packaging in paper cups. Today Marinela offers a range of snack cakes and cookies, including the Barritas Pina. Let’s take a closer look at this snack under review.
When we first received our package of Barritas Pina Pineapple Filled Cookies we thought they were cakes. We didn’t actually realize we had cookies to review until we closely read all the text on the package. These are massive cookies from Mexico! They are long and have a pineapple puree center filling. The cookie is similar to a cake. It’s very soft, but firm enough to be considered a cookie. The cookie flavor is a little bland, but it accents the sweet pineapple center. The pineapple is indeed sweet, but not too overpowering and packs a decently fruity punch. One of our testers mentioned it reminds them of the American Fig Newton Cookies. There are similarities but the Barritas Pina is unique snack of it’s own. Overall we really enjoyed the cookie and personally it’s the best pineapple flavored cookie I have yet to encounter.
If you are one of our many blog followers you know we generally finish our international snack reviews with a determination if we will or will not offer the reviewed snack in our store. Well this one is different; it’s already in our store. You can order Marinela Barritas Pina online right now! We also offer several other Cookies from Mexico, so check them out. If you want to be notified as we add more snacks and to be included in special promotions, leave your e-mail to the right. As always, keep on snacking world!
Each month this year at World of Snacks we are expanding our international snack store by one country. So far this year we’ve added British Snacks, American Snacks for Export, and German Snacks. April is just around the corner so thought it’d be a good time to announce our next country. In just a few weeks we will begin selling Mexican Snacks online! Our neighbors to the south offer a varied selection of unique flavors and we will offer the best cookies, candy, and chips from Mexico. Leading up to the expansion of our store we will highlight a few snacks that will be included in our inventory. Tonight we are reviewing the Gamesa Mini Mamut Cookies!
If you are one of our worldly snack followers you may remember a review earlier this year of the Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow cookies. This snack is the one of the items the led us to the decision to include snacks from Mexico. We loved them! Being our snack under review now is also from the Gamesa brand we are hopeful that we will love Mini Mamuts too. Let’s take a closer look.
The Gamesa Mini Mamut Cookies come in a small pack of two, weighing in at just an ounce. The package is blue for the most part and has a fun mammoth cartoon on the right. Of course the Gamesa logo is to the left, and the words “Mini Mamut” are centered with two cookies that are missing just a bite shown below. Across the top of the package it states there are “Marshmallow Filled Cookie with a Chocolate Flavored Coating.” Overall the presentation is nice, and rivals any American cookies offered for sale in the US. So they look good, but how do this Mexican Snack taste?
After taking a bite we immediately had to go back in for more. Not because we were immediately blown away, but more so to try and single our particular ingredients and flavors. The combination of these cookies is pleasant but not as sweet as we would have guessed. To be honest, that’s OK with us. On many occasions we’ve sample snacks that are simply too sweet, and that is not the case here. The cookies are firm with just enough crunch, the marshmallow sandwiched between the cookies is sticky and thin, and the chocolate flavored coating is just that, chocolate flavored. Overall the Gamesa Mini Mamut Cookies felt and tasted a little cheap but we did really enjoy them and we know you will too.
Will World of Snacks offer the Gamesa Mini Mamut Cookies for sale online next month? Well, we already do! A few of our blog followers have already ordered some. We’ve released a few Mexican Snacks early! If you were one of the early birds we’d love to hear what you think below. Do you agree with our review? If you are interested in Mexican Snacks and would like a coupon for a free snack on your next order, be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
We are on a quest to locate the very best snacks in the world. Our international snack blog is just over a year old and we have reviewed the best cookies, cakes, sweets, chocolates, and candies from 30 different countries. Just about a year ago we first encountered the Gamesa brand from Mexico. Today our snack blog is again back in Mexico and looking at a sweet treat from South of the Border.
Last time we took a trip to Mexico we did a review of Emperador Combinado Cookies. Today we are again looking at a Mexican cookie, we are reviewing the Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies. Gamesa is currently owned by the snack conglomerate Pepsico, but has maintained the Gamesa name as a stand-alone Mexican brand. Let’s take a closer look at this snack under review.
Our Mexican cookie pack comes in a mostly white sleeve with a little bit of blue trim, it’s a similar presentation as the last Gamesa snack we previously reviewed so we are assuming this is their general approach. This snack has the Gamesa logo in the corner and the words “Arcoiris Galletas con Malvaviso” on the package. Is also reads “6 Gelletas” followed by the English translation. In addition a picture of three cookies, two with silly expression and the third, an exact image of the snack it contains. On to the taste test of Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies!
Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies are a true treat! After reviewing so many snacks from all around the world it is getting harder for us to find a unique take on a snack. This is absolutely original, and delicious. The cookie base is similar to the other Gamesa cookies we have sampled, except this version has small strawberry flavor crystals. On top of the cookie, four marshmallows, two pink and two white. As if that wasn’t enough, the marshmallows are covered in coconut flakes. It’s sweet, flavorful, and all comes together to “wow” our testers. We agree with the girl who prompted the trade, this is our favorite Mexican snack so far.
Will World of Snacks offer Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies for sale online when our international snack store is expanded to include Mexican snacks? We are 100% sure these Mexican cookies will be included in our normal inventory. Can’t wait to sample some foreign snacks? Currently we are offering British Snacks for sale online and each month this year we will add a new country to our inventory. We invite you to leave your details to the right and we will keep you up-to-date with our progress. Keep on snacking world!
3/25/2014 UPDATE: You can now buy Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies online!
World of Snacks has circled the globe in search of the best chips, cookies, and candies in the world. Our international snack blog is a way for us to highlight our journey though foreign snacks as we try to determine which treats to stock in our online store set to open later this year. Our featured snack for this article is from Mexico. So far we have reviewed two sweet treats from south of the border, the Carlos V candy bar and the Emperador Cookies. This week we are reviewing our first Mexican chip, Barcel’s Takis Guacamole.
Barcel’s is a snack company from Mexico who has set up shop in the US under the name Barcel USA. Based out of Coppell, Texas this young consumer packaged good company is bringing exciting new flavors to the US. Although our version of Takis Guacamole is produced for the US snack market it is still manufactured in Barcel’s Mexican factory.
Will Takis Guacamole be a regular in our international snack store? There is strong chance you will be able to buy this flavor and other Takis flavors and have them shipped anywhere in the world when we open. However if the US distribution decreases the demand for this Mexican chip we will be quick to remove it from our inventory.
World of Snacks is back in Mexico for this week's update to our Global Snack Blog. Last time we reviewed a Mexican snack we chose a cookie called Emperador Combinado. The cookie we sampled had an embossed knight on it and sticking with the regal theme this time we are sampling a chocolate bar with a King on it. Our snack today is the Carlos V.
Carlos V is candy bar that was released in Mexico in the 1970s by a company called La Azteca. The bar is named after Carlos V, a Roman Emperor who introduced chocolate in the European Courts. Today the candy bar is owned by the Nestle company and is known for it's catchy slogan, "The King of Chocolates."
The packaging is polished but a little plain and our expectations for the bar were low. The branding portrayed a quality snack but we figured it would just be a typical chocolate candy bar. To our surprise upon sampling we realized that this is a unique snack and it's actually pretty good. The Carlos V is a milk chocolate bar but the milk is provided in the powdered format. Generally that may not sound too appealing to chocolate enthusiast but the powdered ingredient changes the taste and texture of the bar. The bar is crisp and slightly chalky with a smooth flavor that has a little twang at the end. The chalkiness is pleasant being it's a rare quality in a candy bar from any country. Overall we were please with this sweet Mexican treat.
With the launch of our international snack store toward the end of the year you will be able to purchase Carlos V and try it for yourself. Once you do or if you have already tried this tasty snack be sure to return and share your thoughts!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.