Just a few months back we expanded our international snack store to include some exciting cakes from Italy. So far we’ve only had a chance to review one, the Balconi Tiramisu. Although we’ve found time to sample one Italian cake several have quickly become best sellers. So today we are reviewing another cake from Italy, let’s take a look at the Balconi Mix Max Coconut Cakes.
Our sample under review comes in a 10-pack but being our specialty is shipping the best snacks in the world to everywhere in the world, we offer these foreign cakes for sale individually. The 10-pack packaging is colorful and it gives us an idea of what we are sampling. It shows a chocolate cake, with a chocolate coating, covered in coconut flakes. You can also tell from the main image it has a cream center. Of course the Balconi logo is on the package, and in chocolaty writing, “Mix Max coconuts”. The individual piece comes in a clear sealed package, and is not as exciting to look at. Do you really care what the package looks like? On to the taste test!
The last cake from Balconi we sampled blew us away. It was a full size cake and among the first we’ve encountered that is presented this way. So our hopes were high for this coconut snack cake. Unfortunately we were not wowed with the Mix Max as we were to the Tiramisu. The cake was fluffy, the chocolate creamy, but the coconut tasted too processed for our likes. Overall the snack was enjoyable, but not epic. It seemed like something Little Debbie in the US would produce.
Well there you have it. The Balconi Mix Max is good, but not great. We’d love to see if you agree with us. If you do buy one, be sure to leave your feedback below and on your next order we will send you an extra snack! Until next time, keep on snacking world!
Today our exploration through the best candy in the world takes us to Japan. We’ve offered a nice selection of Japanese Kit Kats for sale in the US in our international snack store. They’ve been a strong seller and foreign Kit Kats are part of the reason we started World of Snacks, so needless to say we are excited for a chance to review this Japanese Kit Kat. However, we are sad to learn that once our stock is sold out the Japanese Rum Raisin Kit Kats will no longer be produced by Nestle. So if you are thinking about giving these a try, now is the time to do so! Let’s take a closer look.
The Japanese Rum Raisin Kit Kats come in very upscale box featuring 12 mini bars. At one time we offered the entire box sets for sale but with limited stock and high demand we’ve had to offer the mini bars individually. Not to mention the box sets are very pricey! Anyway, the packaging reflects the price. The mini bars are sky blue trimmed in a darker blue. The center features a red Nestle Kit Kat logo and there is a pile of raisins in the corner next to glass with rum in it. Now onto the taste test of the Japanese Rum Raisin Kit Kats.
We’ve been fortunate to test a variety of Kit Kats from Japan and elsewhere in the world. So far we have not found a Kit Kat that we did not love. The Japanese Kit Kats are among some of the most flavorful and delicious snacks we’ve ever encountered. So does this foreign Kit Kat fall in line with the rest? Yes! It’s so good it’s nearly unbelievable. Nestle has nailed the Rum Raisin flavor, all the way down to the after burn of rum. The chocolate is so creamy and smooth, the wafer is crisp as always, but the rum raisin combo is beyond perfect. I know it sounds like we are trying to sell you but to be honest we hope you don’t buy any, we want to keep them for ourselves!
As mentioned our stock of this Japanese Kit Kats is among the last offered for sale. Several other of the limited edition Kit Kats are on their way out. Not to worry, we do have some other exciting flavors on the way and we’ve just received a shipment of Pumpkin Pudding Kit Kats that are perfect for Halloween! In addition to offering Kit Kats from Japan here in the US we are expanding our Japanese Snack selection to include a variety of items in the next few weeks. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with our specials and international snacks 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.