Over the past year and a quarter we have dedicated much of our focus to locating the best snacks in the world. So far we have traversed through 34 different countries and sampled their best cookies, chocolates, chips, and sweets. One snack item we have grossly neglected is sodas. Sure, soda is definitely junk food; therefore we can getaway with calling it a snack. The reason for our lack of international soda reviews if because they are far less easy to store and ship around the world. Never the less, tonight we are reviewing a soda imported from Japan.
When we initially unscrewed the resealable top we did not get the traditional pop and fizz associated with soda in the United States. That led us to double-check the due date, and it’s still good. We then decided to pour some into a glass, for better photos and to determine exactly what we were about to consume. It appeared to separate the soda water from the actual contents, leading us to think it needed to be shaken, and that was not the case. Although it looked a little foreign to us, we were pleasantly surprised by the taste. UCC Melon Creamy Soda is delicious, in an unfamiliar way. It’s smooth, sweet, with a little sour tinge at the end. It is carbonated, but only mildly. It also contains evaporated skim milk, so it’s creamier than its distantly related American counterpart. Overall we were very pleased and all reviewers agreed they would enjoy drinking this Japanese snack again.
Will World of Snacks offer the UCC Melon Creamy Soda in our international snack store when it expands to include snacks from Japan later this year? Not at first. There are many Japanese sodas that we would love to offer for sale in the USA with worldwide shipping, but we feel this would be a better expansion in the future. If you are searching for Japanese Snacks be sure to leave your details to the right. We will be sure to provide updates and special offers. If you are eager to try some foreign snacks right now, visit our international snack store. We currently feature several counties and plan to add a new country each month. 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!
World of Snacks has spent the last 15 months searching for the best snacks in the world. So far we’ve reviewed candy, cookies, and chips from 33 different countries. One country we have yet to visit is Peru. So today we are going to sample a Peruvian Snack that is produced in San Francisco.
Typically we strive to highlight imported foreign snacks or much loved American snacks. Recently we’ve been contacted by a handful of start-up companies looking to get word out about their products. Being we are still in the early years of our snack empire, we feel taking a look at these unique items is definitely worthwhile. We also love testing new flavors with our panel. So when Nazqiz sent us a few of their Qancha Air Roasted Peruvian Corn Snacks we were so excited we moved them to the top of our review list.
Our sample from Nazqiz arrived quickly and included all three of their current flavors- Original, Chimichurri, and Picante. The packaging is fresh, modern, and very fitting for the product. This Peruvian snack comes in a resalable black bag, with a small amount of the product pictured in the center. Centered along the top is the Nazqiz logo, to the left of the logo it reads “Tasty Latin Crunch” and to right “Made in California”. The packages also mentions that this snack is gluten-free, contains no trans-fats, and is made of all natural ingredients. On each of the Qancha flavors there is a colored bar along the bottom that mentions the flavor and has a fun line drawing. Our favorite is the Picante Latin Spice, the drawing is of a spider and it reads “Wild and Wicked like The Spider.” Enough of how these look, let’s get on with our taste test of this brand new snack!
Being Nazqiz took the time to reach out to us and provide the items under review we decided to utilize a large taste test groups of 7 adult US males aged 25-35. All except myself are US born and are from the South Eastern portion of the country. We sampled each flavor individually.
Our last sampling was the Qancha Original Lightly Salted Corn Snack. Maybe we should have started with this version. Being we went with the more exciting flavors first, the original was just mildly appetizing. This version alludes to a slightly un-popped pop corn kernel. Everyone enjoyed the lightly salted flavor, but none of our testers ranked this version above the other flavors.
Will World of Snacks offer Qancha Air Roasted Peruvian Corn Snacks in our international snack store? Not at the moment. Right now we are focusing on carrying classic snacks from a handful of countries. So where can you buy Nazqiz Qancha? If you live in California there is a list of locations on their site. If you are looking to buy this snack online their homepage also includes details for that. If you are looking for other unique snacks we encourage to check out our featured country this month and take a look at our German Snacks. Each month this year we are adding a new country and their best cookies, cakes, candy, and chips to our store. If you would like to be notified as we expand be sure to like us on facebook or leave your details to the right. 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 created our international snack blog about 14 months ago in order to track our progress as we sought out the very best snacks from around the world. At the beginning of this year we started to offer these discovered foreign snacks for sale in our international snack store. Each month this year we are expanding our store to include a new country and their snacks. This month we added German Snacks and next month, we will offer Mexican Snacks for Sale Online. What is to follow? We are not sure yet, but we do know Snacks from Japan are on the top of the list. So tonight, we are reviewing a Japanese Snack, the Shirakiku Marukyo Meisaku.
Japan and their unique and unusual flavored snacks are one of the reasons we decided to start World of Snacks. So far we’ve reviewed some Japanese Kit Kats and even Pizza Flavored Doritos. A snack class we’ve neglected though are traditional Japanese snacks. That’s why were excited to discover this tray of assorted baked bean cakes. Baked bean cakes are unheard of in the United States, but are wildly popular in many Asian countries. Being our household includes an authentic Asian person, it is a snack my family enjoys on many occasions. Let’s take a closer look at the Shirakiku Baked Bean Cakes.
We carefully analyzed each cake individually with our initial goal being we wanted to review each bean treat one at a time. After sampling the assortment of cakes, we quickly realized that they are far too similar to dedicate individual reviews and/or blog articles to. What do they taste like? Well, the Shirakiku Marukyo Meisaku Baked Bean Cakes taste like… bean cakes. It’s a pastry of sort with a ground bean filling. From what we can tell the flavors include plum, lime, sesame, traditional, and sweetened. If you can read Japanese or are familiar with Shirakiku Marukyo Meisaku please let us know below if we have the flavors right. Overall we did enjoy this snack, we just wished it had a little more variety. All the flavors were very subtle, and often difficult to determine.
Will World of Snacks offer Shirakiku Meisaku Baked Bean Cakes for sale online when our store is expanded to include Japanese snacks? Not at first. This foreign snack requires refrigeration and although our warehouse is heated and cooled, we have yet to add refrigerators or freezers. If you are searching for Japanese Snacks for Sale Online then be sure to leave your details to the right. If you are looking for international snacks now, than take a look at our store and view our current inventory. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is seeking out the best snacks in the world. We have traversed through 33 different counties and sampled their best cookies, candies, and chocolates. Why are we eating so many snacks? It’s product research! Each month in 2014 we will add a new country and their very best snack to our international snack store. So far this year we’ve offered for sale online snacks from England, USA, and Germany. Who is next? We are not sure. That is why we are still sampling snacks from a variety of countries we have yet to featured items for sale from. Tonight, we are looking a snack from Canada.
Last time we reviewed snacks from Canada we actually got contacted by the producer of one. The LB Maple Treat Company was kind enough to send us a variety of their products. Most recently we reviewed the Canadian Maple Cream Fudge. Something we have yet to try from our neighbors to the north is Canadian chocolate. So our review today is from a different company, Hagensborg produces this snack under review.
Hagensborg is based out of Vancouver, Canada and offers a variety of the finest European Chocolates. They offer snacks for sale in select stores in Canada, USA, UK, and Japan. Something we are not so sure of, if they come from Canada are they really considered fine European chocolates? I guess we will find out soon enough! Our review is for the Hagensborg Truffle Pig Original Milk. Let’s take a closer look.
World of Snacks will eventually offer chocolate from Canada and other treats from our neighbors to the north. Will the Hagensborg Truffle Pig be offered for sale online in our store? Most likely, although we are still pretty far out from narrowing down a selection of Canadian snacks. Are there any you recommend we try? We’d love to hear from you below. Also, help us choose which countries come next, vote for your favorite foreign snacks here! Keep on snacking world!
Today our international snack blog is heading to the Netherlands or as you may know it, Holland. What is the difference between the country of Netherlands and Holland? Well, it’s pretty complicated and it could take up a whole blog of it’s own. So for now, we are moving on and leaving you hanging. So let’s take a look at this snack from the Netherlands.
The snack we are reviewing is produced by company called Droste Holland. The heritage of Droste dates way back to 1863 when Gerardus Droste decide to start a candy shop. His store offered hot cocoa as well as a variety of high-end chocolates. These luxury chocolates offered in his shop became known as "Pastilles Droste".
With such a polished presentation we had high expectations. Being we sample the best chocolate snacks from around the world that means this snack is undergoing serious scrutiny. Did it “wow” us? Well, not at first. Our initial reaction was that it’s too sweet, and not milky enough. The idea of a chocolate bite with both white and milk chocolate is exciting, but at first the Droste Pastilles just satisfied our craving. After our taste test something interesting happened. I personally kept revisiting this snack from the Netherlands. First it was with an evening glass of wine, the Droste Holland Milk/White Pastilles paired very well with wine. Then, the next day I found myself again reaching for this chocolate treat. By the time the pack was finished, I personally was a big fan.
Will World of Snacks offer the Droste Holland Milk/White Pastilles when our international snack store is expanded to include items from the Netherlands? There is a strong chance that in the near future you will be able to buy this snack online in our store. If you are craving something sweet, than be sure to check out our selection of German Chocolate we just added. Each month this year we will add a new country and their snacks to our inventory. To be notified of our progress be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
Our international snack blog is around 15 months old now and we’ve had a blast reviewing the best cookies, candies, cakes, and sweets from around the world. Although each and every snack review is exciting and important to us, we get extra excited when we get to try a snack from a new country. Tonight we are reviewing a snack from Turkey, the 32nd country we’ve explored.
Small cookies or biscuits filled with chocolate are not really common in the United States. However, this snack is very familiar to a snack we sampled over a year ago out of Japan, the Hello Panda Biscuits. Something we did not expect though, we actually prefer the Biscolata Mood to the Hello Panda. The un-sweet cookie is overly crunchy, which is very refreshing. The chocolate is creamy, and has an almost hazelnut flavor. After further examination, we realized it does actually contain hazelnut, which is a nice touch. They are very addicting, and fun to eat!
Will World of Snacks offer the Biscolata Mood Biscuits in our international snack store? We imagine so, but being this is our first snack from Turkey, we are not sure when or if we will actually stock a selection of Turkish Snacks. If this is your first time visiting our blog, we are adding a new country and their best snacks to our inventory every month. This month we added German Snacks, so take a look. If you are searching for Turkish snacks and want to stay up-to-date with our products and reviews, please leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks is on a mission to locate the very best snacks from around the world! We have sampled tasty treats from 31 different countries and each month this year we plan to expand our international snack store to include a new country and their sweet and salty snacks we discover. For March we welcome Germany! Today we are officially opening our online German Snacks store. So for our blog post today we felt it would be fitting to include one of the newly added foreign snack items for sale. This featured item is one of several we have included produced by Kinder.
I personally first encountered Kinder as a child living in England. My father wanted to surprise me and came home with a fitting chocolate treat called the Kinder Surprise. One day we hope to be able to offer the Kinder Surprise for sale, but right now it’s not allowed in the USA. Why you ask? Inside the chocolate egg is a small toy, full of small pieces. As you can imagine, they are slightly dangerous. Never the less, we fell in love. So over the past year we have tracked down many of the snack offered by Kinder and now we have a whole selection of our new favorite snacks!
Our review today is of a snack that is completely new to us. We are reviewing the Kinder Delice. Most of the Kinder snack items we have recently encountered are a milky chocolate based treats. This however, is a cake! We didn’t realize it until we began our review and we were pleasantly surprised. Due to perishability; we do not get to review too many cakes from around the world. The last cake we reviewed was the Balconi Tiramisu from Italy, and it was awesome! Do these smaller individually wrapped cakes from Kinder compare? Let’s get onto our taste test and see.
We can tell you for certain this treat is not a tiramisu. That being said, we love the Kinder Delice! This consist of a pair soft chocolate sponge cakes, a creamy milk layer, and a milk chocolate shell that has just the right amount of firmness. This snacks tastes like an American Little Debbie cake made for adults, and with much better ingredients. All our taste testers agree, the Kinder Delice Cocoa is a fantastic snack that we recommend to adults and children alike.
If you’ve followed our blog you know we generally close with a determination if we will or will not feature the reviewed item in our international snack store. This article is different, you can buy the Kinder Delice online right this second. So what are you waiting for? Check out our brand new selection of German Snacks!
P.S. We know that Kinder is owned by the Italian Snack company Ferrero and plan to host their snacks in our Italian inventory when it is added to our international snack store. The name Kinder is actually German and the following in Germany is very significant and many falsely believe that Kinder is a German Company. For usability we will offer Kinder as a German Snack and an Italian Snack at a later date.
In just a few days we will launch our German section of our international snack store. Each month this year we will expand our online snack shop to include a new country and their best chocolates, cookies, candies, and chips. So far this year we have included both British Snacks and American Snacks for Export. What country will come next? We are not so sure, that’s why we are touring the world looking for unique and delicious snacks.
Today our international snack blog is in Bulgaria, a county we really have not spent much time snacking in. Just over a year ago we took a look at the Hazelnut Cream Kit Kat from Bulgaria, but being that sweet treat is offered nearly around the world, we feel like this review is of our first true Bulgarian Snack. So let’s take a look at the Nestle LZ White Chocolate.
Our Bulgarian snack under review comes in a red package, with the trademark red Nestle logo in the upper left hand corner. Underneath, some bubbled white chocolate letters reading “LZ” followed by some letter that are very foreign looking to us, we can only assume it’s Bulgarian. Interestingly enough, the letters LZ are the abbreviation used for international flights in Bulgaria. The rest of the package hosts white bubbles, which we later found out, alludes to the aerated process the white chocolate goes through to create this foreign chocolate bar.
Upon opening this snack we are greeted with a white multi-section chocolate bar. It looks pleasant enough, but a little generic compared to other snacks we have recently reviewed. It’s also rather light, so it feels a little strange too. I am personally a big fan of white chocolate, so I couldn’t wait to taste this candy bar! The flavor of the chocolate was not typical of white chocolate bars in the US, it was far less sweet. It initially made me crave more sweetness, but after a few pieces I learned to love the Nestle LZ White Chocolate. One of our testers mentioned the lack of sugar made them feel like this was not as bad (unhealthy) for you as an American counterpart. Being no one involved reads Bulgarian and there wasn’t much online I am not able to determine if that is true or not. To me personally, it doesn’t matter. I like the Nestle LZ White Chocolate Bar!
The big question, will World of Snacks offer the Nestle LZ from Bulgaria when our international snack store expands? When we do grow to include Bulgarian snacks there is a strong chance we will offer the LZ White and the other flavors in our inventory available for purchase online. If you’d like to be notified when we expand to include snacks like this and others from around the world be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
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.