We are back reviewing another exciting snack for our international snack blog and it seems we just can not stay out of Japan! This review is our 8th postings for delicious Japanese Snacks and our third unique Kit Kat from Japan tasting. So far everything we have tasted from this Asian country has been to our liking. Let's see if the Kit Kat Blueberry Cheesecake flavor will keep the streak of successful snack tastings alive.
Our previous Japanese Kit Kat reviews consist of the Black Kit Kat and a Brown Sugar Kit Kat. For this international snack review we are taking a close look at Kit Kat Blueberry Cheesecake by Nestle. Generally we take time to look at the manufacturer of the snack but Nestle is a global power house and if you are curious about their history and product offerings you can visit any one of our other Japanese Kit Kat reviews. Besides, we are way to excited to get one with the tasting. So let's take a look at the Blueberry Kit Kat!
For this foreign snack review even the packaging has us excited. The cool blue colors, the colorful floating flowers, the cheesecake image, and a giant blue mountain! We are tearing at the wrapper as we type this. One things the Japanese Snack Market does much better than the US counterpart is build anticipation prior to opening the package. Enough about how it looks, let's taste the Kit Kat Blueberry Cheesecake from Japan.
Will World of Snacks offer Kit Kat Blueberry for sale when we launch our international snack store later this year? Yes... Yes... Yes! Even if we have to fly to Japan to purchase this snack in person we will be sure to have the delicious Japanese Blueberry Cheesecake Kit Kat available for purchase.
We are back snacking for this week's installment of our international snacks blog in the Kingdom of Sweden. This is our third snack review for this European country and so far we have loved everything we have tasted! Will our review of Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs compare to our previous reviews of Dalecarlia Chocolate Horses and Cloetta Kexchoklad? Let's get down to it and find out.
Goteborgs Kex and it's parent company, Norwegian Orkia, are the largest supper of brand goods for convince stores in both Norway and Sweden. Gorteborgs Kex controls about 50 percent of the market share for cookies in Sweden alone. Goteborgs offers an assortment of 50 loved brands and products in addition to the Ballerina cookies. Although the company is a Sweden based snack conglomerate, it initial got it start way back in 1888 by a businessman named Carl Leopoid. I don't imagine Carl could have imagined that his business exploits would grow into such a vast empire.
Our sample product for our review of Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs is a shinny red sleeve that weighs in at 6.3oz. The package is completely in English and contains yellow text that reads Ballerina cookies with chocolate hazelnut cream filling. In addition to this there is a blue oval that reads Goteborgs. But enough with how they look! How do Ballerina Cookies by Goteborg taste?
I have to admit, the packaging highlighting the cream filling poking through the cookie did get me excited. I am a big fan of fudge and cookie combinations and my favorite cookie in the US is the E.L. Fudge cookies by Keebler that come in a fun Elfin shape. The Ballerina cookies however are just circular, and do in no way resemble an actual ballerina! After ripping open the package I realized that the cookies are offer two halves and include hazlenut chocolate poking through the top and in between the two layers of cookies, one white and the other brown. This is not something I expected but it was a welcome surprise. My first taste of the Ballerina Cookies from Sweden was not quite what I hoped. Like many of the previous cookies from Europe that we have sampled the cookie part of the treat was just not as sweet as a typical American snack. With that being said after a few more bites (and cookies) I was hooked. Our taste test panel included two others tonight and they both loved the cookie from the first bite! They did not miss the sweet overpowering flavor of an American snack and thought Goteborgs had the cookie formula perfected.
Will Ballerina Cookies be offered as a part of our Sweden Snack inventory when we launch our World of Snack store later this year? You bet they will! We are nearly 100% positive that you will be able to buy Ballerina Cookies by Goteborgs as a part of our normal inventory. Our following is growing rapidly and our inventory selection is moving along smoothly. If you know anyone who you think would enjoy our international snack blog or buying snacks from around the world please be sure to share our page!
Buckle up snack fans, we are flying into Asia today to review a Korean Snack for our international snack blog. Last time we reviewed a snack from South Korea we took at look at Nongshim Shrimp Flavored Crackers. Our review of that snack was one of our first salty snack reviews. This review is our first sweet snack from Korea and we are looking forward to it!
Upon opening the package we discovered a small light colored cake that looks a little similar to miniature muffin. Lucky our test group only consisted of two tasters, this Korean snack is not meant to be shared. To peak inside prior to the test we broke our Lotte Custard Cream Cake in half. The cream was not as smooth as I would assume but the cake was moist and had a pleasant texture. The flavor was more mild than I anticipated but it was very welcomed. The cake is not overpowering and neither is the filling. The overall flavor was very subdued but we both found the snack very enjoyable. It did hint to the flavor of a Hostess Twinkie but seemed a little more grown up. Although our 10 year old Director of Taste enjoyed it as much as I did.
Will World of Snacks incorporate Lotte Custard Cream Cakes into our regular inventory when we launch our international snack store later this year? Chances are you will be able to purchase this Korean/Japanese snack on a regular basis. To be notified of our grand opening be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking!
Today our international snack blog is reviewing a unique Doritos flavor from Japan. One of our initial reasons for starting World of Snacks was to explore unique snacks from around the world and there is not location with a wider variety of unique snacks than the country of Japan.
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.