At World of Snacks we’ve been lucky enough to sample the best cookies, cakes, candies, chocolates, and treats from around the world. One snack item that we’ve failed to give enough attention to is drinks. We are still trying to decide if we will actually offer drinks in our international snack store. While we explore the logistics of offering foreign drinks for sale in the US we plan on at least sampling a few for review here on our blog. So today we are looking at the Nestle Milo Energy Drink.
Our version of the Nestle Milk Energy Drink comes in a shiny green can, about the size of a normal US Red Bull Energy Drink. The Nestle logo is in the top corner just above the Milo logo. Below the can reads “Chocolate Nutritional Energy Drink.” The middle of the can shows an athlete of some sort, maybe cricket or football (soccer), wearing a Milo uniform. The bottom right corner mentions that the drink contains vitamins and minerals. Now onto the taste test portion of our review.
Personally I tend to avoid energy drinks. I do enjoy coffee and a little caffeine on occasion but for the most part I prefer other beverages. So for the review of the Nestle Milo Energy Drink I consulted with several serious energy drink enthusiasts. My personal experience was very enjoyable. It tastes a lot like another Nestle product known as Ovaltine. It hints towards a watered down chocolate milk with a little boost of energy. So what did our panel of experts think? They all enjoyed it too, not one negative comment!
So will World of Snacks offer Nestle Milo Energy Drink for sale in the US? We still don’t know! Once we do we will be sure to let everyone know. Be sure to leave your details to the right and we will update you if we add this snack and as we add others from around the world. Until then be sure to check out our International Snack Store!
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!
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!
Get ready we are heading back to Asia for this week's international snack review. Although we've traveled through flavors all across the Asian content and it's surrounding islands, this is our first visit to Singapore. However, we are reviewing a snack that is manufactured in Singapore, by a company we already know is Japanese owned company. So let's take a look at his Singaporean/Japanese snack.
Will World of Snacks offer Yan Yan Chocolate Cream by Meiji in our normal inventory? We imagine so, being we are already fans of the snack. When our international snack store launches later this year, we don't intended to offer a designated Singapore food section just yet, but you'll definitely find these in our selection of Japanese snacks. If you'd like to be notified of our grand opening be sure to submit your details to the right of follow along on our Facebook page.
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.