Saturday, December 25, 2010

Snicker Cruncher

With 2010 coming to an end, one would assume that I would make a post acknowledging holiday candies. Well, one would be wrong because holiday candies are often the candies you can find year-round with nicer packaging. Of course, there are some candies, such as peppermint bark, which are exclusive to this season. However, I have plenty of the stuff to write about it at another time, so relax. The next item is going to be something you won't be able to find at most convenience stores:

Snickers again? Come on! Well, I'm going to write about this kind of Snickers because I'm not sure where else to get it besides a random rest stop shop in Millbrae. Also it had funny writing on it, so that's always interesting. And look at those peanuts and crispy rice pieces flying at you. Or are they flying into the bar? I'm not sure.

The inside of a Snickers Cruncher

This candy bar reminded me very much of a Kudos bar. I'm assuming that they replaced the nougat with the crispy rice pieces. I'm not sure if anyone remember Kudos bars, but they were sort of like chocolate bar with crispy rice in the middle, but much chewier and less crispier than one would think. This bar wasn't bad, but it wasn't as good as the other variations of Snickers. I suppose I like the combination of the peanuts, caramel, and nougat.

Snickers Cruncher: 7/10

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snickers Peanut Butter

There are some candies that are mainstays. These candies include Twix, Sour Patch Kids, and Warheads. These are candies that are so well known and so loved that it would be hard to improve on them. In-fact, trying to do so would probably tarnish the product; I mean, do McDonald's fries need any improving? Another product that has stayed relatively unchanged over the years is Snickers. Snickers may have other varieties outside of the good old original Snickers bar:

Snickers bars are delicious as is peanut butter, but as I've learned in my previous experiences, combining two good things rarely produces something better than its parts. However, Snickers is a candy bar that I like very much and I enjoy peanut butter, so I decided to give it a chance.

As you can see, Snickers Peanut Butter comes in squares

A cross-section of Snickers Peanut Butter squares

Let's get to the point, little was improved with this candy bar. It's a bit smoother than an original Snickers bar, but otherwise I can't say it was any better than an original Snickers. There were still whole peanuts in the bar to go along with the peanut butter in the bar, so I suppose if you really like peanuts you would like this candy bar. I couldn't taste any caramel, and I rather like caramel in Snickers bars, so I guess that's a bit of a minus with this bar. Overall, it was good, but I wouldn't choose it over an original Snickers bar.

Snickers Peanut Butter: 8/10

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kinder Country

For the past several times that I've visited the European market I go to, the man working there has really been trying to sell Kinder products. I've been more interested in Kras' Full Cool with Popping Candies because the kids love it so much, but the last time I visited the shop, I finally decided to buy the Kinder products he was advertising. I've already mentioned Kinder Bueno, Schokobons, etc., so here's another product from Kinder:

I don't know why, but Kinder Country was sold behind the counter as opposed to the other Kinder products. Maybe it's just that good. Anyway, as the picture shows, there's some sort of grain in the chocolate and cream of some sort. Kinder products haven't disappointed in the past, so why should Kinder Country?

A square of Kinder Country

Well, Kinder, once again, does not disappoint. What surprised me about this product was the lack of nuts. In nearly ever Kinder product I've eaten, there has always been some sort of hazelnut filling. Kinder Country on the other hand does not. The candy was very nice and creamy, while the grain and cereal gave a nice contrast and aroma. This chocolate joins the ranks of other Kinder chocolates that are very good.

Kinder Country: 9/10

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chocolate bar w/ candy pieces: 8/10

I was looking through the candy box that my friends Chris and Brittany got for me and I saw a chocolate bar that was very intriguing. The problem is, there was no English on it at all. That is why I named this chocolate bar according to its appearance

So there's a cow on the right side and a chocolate bar that looks like it has little candy pieces on it. On the upper right side of the wrapper there's an exploding pin wheel of sorts. I honestly can't tell you what any of the text is saying.

A piece of chocolate. Notice the yellow bulge of candy under the imprint of the cow

This tasted just as it looked; it tasted like a Hershey's chocolate bar with M&M pieces in it. It was good and when it melted it had the aroma of hot cocoa. I liked this bar very much and I thought the idea of putting little candy pieces in it was a good one. The Hershey's company could probably team up with Mars and make a combination candy bar like this. I demand it from you two.

Chocolate bar w/ candy pieces: 8/10

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wonka Exceptionals: Peppermint Shortbread Chocolate Pieces

There are some chocolates that I tend to avoid. By now, I know which popular brands generally have better tasting chocolate than others. However, when brands that are known for making poor chocolate come out with a new product, I try giving them another chance. Because I believe that people and companies can change, I decided to give this product a try:

Despite the fact that they're a little more expensive per piece than other chocolates, and even though their packaging is somewhat fancier, Wonka chocolates don't taste good at all. They taste rather watery compared to chocolates. I would rank the more affordable Hershey chocolate bar much higher than Wonka chocolates. In-fact, I'd rank Hershey's chocolate higher than quite a few higher priced chocolates, but that's an entry for another day.

However, it's the Christmas season, and these seasonal chocolates intrigue me, so I asked myself, "Why not?"

Each piece of chocolate comes individually wrapped

A piece of chocolate cut in half, showing the bits of peppermint and shortbread

My initial thoughts on this candy was that it was pretty good. However, that was due to the candy bits and not due to the chocolate. The chocolate was, once again, watery and not as good as other types of chocolate. It lacked richness and a strong chocolate flavor. Sure, the candy bits enhanced the flavor of this candy, but it felt like they were put in to compensate for the chocolate. Wonka has a good thing going with Nerds, Nerds Rope, and other non-chocolate candies, so maybe it would best for them to do new things with those products and avoid working with chocolate. However, there is one Wonka chocolate product that I like very much, which is due more to its novelty than the flavor. However, that's also probably another subject for another day.

Wonka Exceptionals: Peppermint Shortbread Chocolate Pieces: 6/10

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies and Ritter Sport Strawberry Creme

Some people don't like the foolishness of Tumblr, so I've decided to post what I put on Tumblr onto here as well.

Andes Chocolate Mints were one of those candies that I loved as a kid, but didn’t know what they were called until I was much older. I found out that a lot of my students actually liked them as well. I’m sure that you’re familiar with Andes Chocolate Mints in one form or another, but if you’re not, it is a thin piece of dark chocolate with a thin, creamy mint part in the middle. In a word, delicious. Therefore, I could not pass up buying this product:


Who knew that Andes made cookies? I’m not sure if this is recent or not; I didn’t take the time to look it up. However, the picture on the box reminds me of a Kiebler or Snackwells product. Speaking of which, do Snackwells cookies still exist? I haven’t seen them in a while. I guess they’re not as popular as they once were.


A tray of Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies


The inside of a Andes Creme De Menthe Cookie

The cookie reminded me greatly of an Andes Chocolate Mint, which means that it was delicious. The texture and form it came in may have been different from an Andes Chocolate Mint, but the flavor was the same. If you can imagine an Andes Chocolate Mint with the texture and mouth-feel of a cookie, this is what you get. Overall, a great product, but I wonder why I haven’t seen them anywhere else besides Walgreen’s.

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies: 10/10

Chris' take on Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies: Just bought the Andes cookies yesterday in fact. My review before reading yours, 8/10, doesn't quite live up to it's older, smaller, and better brother.

It seems as if a company finally decided to listen to me and distribute a strawberry chocolate candy in America. It may have taken a while for them to hear my cries, but we’ve finally made it. I take all the credit for this. Anyway, here it is:


I was not too excited, however, when I found out it was a Ritter Sport chocolate square. I’ve purchased Ritter Sport products in the past, and time and time again I’ve been disappointed. I rate them only higher than Wonka chocolates. It may be my taste buds, but their chocolate isn’t that great to me. I prefer Hershey’s chocolate bars. Also for their price, I would much rather purchase a Lindt chocolate bar or a Milka chocolate bar. According to the wrapper, buying this is for a good cause though, so I can’t complain about that.


A square of Ritter Sport Strawberry Creme with exposed strawberry filling

Alright, the chocolate wasn’t great again, but I liked the filling. If the chocolate was better, then I would like it a lot more. Some may find the strawberry filling too sweet, but I liked it, even though in the past I may have complained about some things being too sweet. Ritter Sport should start adding something into their chocolate too make it richer, because that’s my main gripe with their chocolate. However, the filling saves this chocolate square, and hopefully they listen to more of my ideas.

Ritter Sport Strawberry Creme: 7/10

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shifts in-between Tumblr and such

So if you've noticed, I haven't made an entry in over a month. This is because I was told that I should move operations to my tumblr, since my tumblr is connected to my Facebook, and I link stuff that I post on here onto my long story short, I'm not sure if I'll be updating this particular blog, but Stephenlovescandy entries have been posted on:

So feel free to swing by and read a few of my latest reviews!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Kinder Bueno

I noticed I had some pictures of a candy I meant to write about last week, but never got around to. This was part of some goods I bought from the European market. I usually buy a lot from there because I never know when I'm going to come back. Also, I don't go there often because chocolate melts really quickly, so it's hard to base a review off of melted chocolate.

The highly recommended Kinder chocolate brand comes back and it has yet to disappoint. With a name like Kinder Bueno, it advertises itself to be good, or my poor level of Spanish leads me to believe

I swear I didn't bite this one either

As one of my students stated, this tasted like Kinder Happy Hippo. And all these candies taste like a smoother Ferrero Rocher. I assume it's because they aren't covered walnuts. I'm starting to think Europeans enjoy hazelnut-filling as I have seen many other products at the European market with hazelnuts or hazelnut-flavored filling. Well, it certainly is bueno and it does indeed taste like Happy Hippo with the exception of being covered in chocolate and not having those chocolate bits covering it. And like Happy Hippo, I'd definitely recommend getting a bar of Kinder Bueno.

Kinder Bueno: 8.5/10

Japanese BBQ Corn Snack

It's a rare treat when I buy chips or salty snacks from foreign countries. The reason is because there are so many kinds of Doritos out there that I don't think I need to. However, when one walks down the aisles of an Asian market, one begins to realize that the foreign possibilities may be endless.

I bought this solely because of the picture on the lower right. My friends can attest that I am no fan of baseball, but there's something appealing about purchasing a product that has athletes on it. This is why I assume Wheaties has seen such great success. And if you notice there's Tim Lincecum throwing a pitch...he's a pitcher, right?

I took a picture of the back to verify that it was indeed a corn snack and because I thought I would be getting a mini jersey or something. There was no prize in my bag of BBQ corn snacks

Well it looks like we just met the Cheeto's Japanese cousin

Here's the skinny: Someone took Funyun flavor and put it in a Cheeto. This a perfect description for the snack. When I first ate one I thought, "This is a Funyun-flavored Cheeto, I am both disappointed because it is not a new flavor, but I love Funyuns." If you like Funyuns, and who doesn't, then this snack is worth the purchase. I won't say that I didn't like it, because I do like Funyuns a lot, but I was just disappointed that it was something familiar.

Japanese BBQ Corn Snack: 8/10

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Volin Ti: Hazelnut, Almond, and Caramel

This bar is related to the lime/yogurt chocolate bar I wrote about a few entries ago. "Volim ti", according to Google Translate means "I love you" in Serbian. Good to know if I ever go to Eastern Europe. Onward to the candy at hand:

This candy bar has three different sections with different flavors which are hazelnut, almond, and caramel. This concept reminded me of the Japanese, "LOOK", line of candy bars where there are four different sections with different flavors. I figured that any of the three flavors listed above would pair well with chocolate.

A cross section of the three flavors: hazelnut, almond, and caramel

All three flavors tasted pretty much like caramel, so that was a bit disappointing. However, the flavor was still good, so it wasn't that bad. The last minor gripe that I have is that this was a bit too sweet without anything to balance it. I would have liked more richness and depth with the flavors, but otherwise I would say I liked this candy bar. The aroma was pleasing and the chocolate may not have been amazing, but this was a solid candy bar.

Volin Ti: Hazelnut, Almond, and Caramel: 7/10

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Three on three with Phil and Karina

This is going to be another post featuring guest input from my friends. This time it is from my friends Karina and Phil, who were the ones who contributed to my Japanese Loot series of entries. The following products are Japanese, but we found them in a Korean supermarket. This supermarket had a large selection of candies, but the prices were a little bit more expensive than at a Japanese market. However, they did feature some things that I had not seen before, or things that have not returned to the shelves at Japanese markets. Anyway, the first item that we sampled was:

Blueberry Kit Kat. Meiji has a blueberry flavored chocolate bar, which is excellent as are there green tea and strawberry flavored bars. I figured that if Blueberry Kit Kat was anything similar to those, it would be worth the try.

A melted Blueberry Kit Kat. I'm going to assume that these were not the best stored candies because a majority, if not all the bars, were melted

We all agreed that this was a pretty mediocre candy. I expected a lot more, but there wasn't much flavor at all. The chocolate wasn't that good, there was a hint of blueberry, but overall it lacked flavor in general. I would recommend getting regular milk chocolate Kit Kat over this.

Blueberry Kit Kat: 6/10
Phil's input: 6 - 6.5/10
Karina's input: 6/10

The next item we tried was Mango Oreo bars. Mango and chocolate are not a combination I could have thought of. There are some fruits that pair well with chocolate, such as strawberries, but things like mangoes, oranges, or anything that you can't really imagine with chocolate never come to light, so I imagined this would be interesting

A Mango Oreo bar cut in half

The best way I can describe the way this tasted is that it's like a sub-par Chinese pineapple cake. Phil agreed with me on this and all three of us thought that this was a step down from the Blueberry Kit Kat. I expected more of a mango taste, but I suppose pineapple is the closest Oreo could get. It lacked even more flavor than the Blueberry Kit Kat and was extremely average

Mango Oreo Bar: 5/10
Phil's input: 5 - 5.5/10
Karina's input: 5/10

Lion Cola Candy was the last candy we tried and I figured that it was a safe bet. Cola candies are generally quite good when they have a fizz to them. The only time I could imagine a cola flavored candy being good without having some sort of fizz is with Haribo Cola Gummies

Lion Cola Candy from another angle

This was definitely the winner of the items we tried. It had lots of flavor, most importantly a lot of cola flavor, and it had a nice fizz to it. We've been screwed before with other hard cola candies that didn't have fizz and just weren't good at all, but this one was very good. The only thing that I could hold against it is that I think it wasn't stored properly either, so a lot of the pieces were sticky and stuck to each other, but that's more of a storage issue than a flavor issue. We're glad we tried this last, so that we could get the flavor of the previous two candies out of our mouths.

Lion Cola Candy: 8/10
Phil's input: 8 .5/10
Karina's input: 8/10

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stadium Nacho Doritos

Since I wrote about Tailgate BBQ, I felt that I should try the other limited time flavor which is Stadium Nacho. After having a wonderful experience with Tailgate BBQ, I had high hopes for Stadium Nacho.

The main reason as to why I didn't get this flavor before getting Tailgate BBQ is because the name implied that it would be too plain of a flavor. Nacho is pretty much a staple flavor of Doritos, so I couldn't really see how they could improve on it. However, because it is a limited time flavor, it won't be around forever

A Stadium Nacho Doritos chip

The flavor was very subdued in this one I felt. It had less flavor than Nacho Cheese Doritos or any of the other flavors of Doritos that are offered year round. It had a bit more of a corn tortilla chip aroma to it which I guess is a reflection of the tortilla chips that are a part of nachos. However, I feel like by adding this element, they made this flavor seem more like a typical corn chip than a typical over-flavored Doritos chip. Because of this, I feel that Stadium Nacho Doritos are passable and that Tailgate BBQ or a regular flavor of Doritos is preferable.

Stadium Nacho Doritos: 7/10

Friday, September 3, 2010

Zvecevo Samo Ti: Limeta & Jogurt


Okay, so I put like two squares in my mouth and it reminded me slightly of key lime pie. This way is much more enjoyable than my original way of just biting a square and tasting it.

Two square method with Zvecevo Samo Ti: Limeta & Jogurt: 7/10


It had been a while since I purchased more chocolate because of the heat. However, in California it has been a relatively cool Summer. It's pretty bad timing on my part to purchase chocolate today, on one of the hotter days of Summer. The chocolate did survive though, and one of hte ones that interested me was:

Lime and yogurt in chocolate? Ridiculous I say. Well it's not ridiculous to the people who make Samo Ti, which I think means "Only You" in Croatian. The main draw of this candy bar was to see if lime and chocolate would make a good combination

A square of lime chocolate

Right off the bat, the first complaint I have about this product was that there wasn't enough lime flavoring. Near the end of the square, I got a bit of candied lime zest or something, but that was about it. There wasn't any yogurt flavor either. This is more of a slightly lime scented chocolate bar more than anything else. The chocolate also wasn't that great; I would have preferred a Lindt chocolate bar to this. Overall, it was worth a try, but it was a swing and a miss.

Zvecevo Samo Ti: Limeta & Jogurt: 6/10

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kinder Happy Hippo

I bought this product a while ago and kind of forgot about it. It wasn't until I looked through my work bag that I noticed that I still had it. I originally intended to give some of it to some of my students, but oh well, whatchya gonna do? I thought it would only be right if I tried it before giving it to my pupils.

As you can see from the box, I thought that some of the younger kids would have found this to be amusing. Maybe even some of the older kids would have found this amusing. I mean, it's a snack in the shape of a hippo. Regardless, I was informed by the kindly cashier at the European market that Kinder was the best brand of chocolate. I wasn't going to doubt what that man said, so I decided to buy this

Yep, the hippo looks DIRECTLY at you. I think it's coated in chocolate bits or something. Anyway, this is a pretty cool looking snack

And the hippo lost its snout

The closest thing that I can describe this to is a Ferrero Rocher without the hazelnuts. The outside is a little bit different from a Ferrero Rocher, but when I think about it, the flavor and texture are similar. The outside is crispy with some bits of chocolate at the bottom, and when you get to the inside you meet the cream and chocolate. The flavors of chocolate and smooth melted texture mixed with the crispy bits of biscuit made for a delicious snack.

Kinder Happy Hippo: 8.5/10

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Corn Nuts Chips Santa Fe Ranch

Some of the fondest memories I have of middle school involve eating. A snack that I enjoyed back then very much were Corn Nuts, and they are still somewhat popular today. Nowadays, I'm not that much into Corn Nuts, but there was a product at Walgreen's that seemed interesting.

I asked myself, "What could this taste like?" the response that I got was, "I don't know, why don't we try it?" and you know what? I did. This was a purchase that revolved around impulse and curiosity with a tinge of nostalgia. There were two other flavors available, Original and Hot Sauce. I figured Original would be too plain and Hot Sauce would be too unpredictable, so I chose what I thought would be a safe choice.

Size comparison of a Corn Nuts Chip next to a dime

As you can see from the size comparison, these chips are VERY small. The flavor was kind of like Doritos Cool Ranch, except smaller. These are definitely chips where you would want to eat more than one at a time. Their texture was like that of a regular tortilla chip. This was certainly not disappointing, nor was it a surprise. It was all in all very plain Jane. I want to say I expected more, but I really didn't; this was one of those snacks that I had a rough idea of what it would taste like. The only thing that caught me by surprise was how small it was.

That's what she said.

Corn Nuts Chips Santa Fe Ranch: 6.5/10

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oreo...strawberry bar

I think it's been established that in Japan they eat Oreos a different way than we do. Actually, I'm not sure if that's correct at all. Anyway, they have different flavored Oreo bars which I have not seen here. I've written about a few of them, so here's another one.

I'm going to assume that the packaging indicates that it's strawberry flavored. I could be very wrong about that, but that's going to be my assumption. I have no idea what the green and white text says at all

An unwrapped Oreo bar broken in half

All I can say I wasn't too crazy about this. The texture was a bit rocky, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The strawberry flavor was there, but I didn't like it that much for some reason. If chocolate and strawberries is a good combination, then for some reason I'm not a fan of Oreo and strawberries. I would say the flavor is reminiscent of Strawberry Yan Yan, which is good, but I just wasn't feeling it with this bar.

Oreo Strawberry Bar: 6.5/10

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cheetos Cheesy Enchilada and Doritos Tailgate BBQ

I haven't done a review on Cheetos because I never really felt like Cheetos needed anyone to say if they were good or bad. It was generally accepted, I believe, that the available flavors of Cheetos were generally well recognized and there was no need for me to weigh in on them. However, whilst in a gas station I stumbled upon this:

I know that Cheetos had released smaller "bites" with different flavors, but I didn't think they would would have a new flavor for their curls. Personally, I think they had a real good thing going with the regular Cheetos and Hot Cheetos (also their Hot Cheetos w/ Lime). Ergo, this bag intrigued me and I purchased one on impulse

A Cheesy Enchilada Cheeto cheese curl

As the picture shows there's not much difference in terms of appearance between this flavor and regular Cheetos. The flavor is pretty much the same as well. There was a slight hint of some sort of spice but after the first bite it disappeared and it was like I was eating a regular Cheeto again. I'm conflicted by this because I really enjoy Cheetos, but I was expecting more from this. Due to disappointment, I'd probably rate this maybe a half score lower than I would regular Cheetos, because it raised my hopes and brought them down in a hurry.

Cheesy Enchilada Cheetos: 8/10

Next, Doritos are also another variety of chip I haven't written about yet. They have many flavors and I could probably do a series on them. However, I never really had the motivation to do so due to, probably, laze. I found the next flavor at the same gas station and I also felt compelled to get them and write about them:

Maybe it's the fact that there were the words Madden 11 on the bag. Maybe it's because BBQ and Doritos don't really sound right. Whatever the reason, I needed to get it

A Tailgate BBQ Dorito

How should I describe this? I want to say that it was disturbingly delicious. The flavor tasted remarkably like a Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr. in chip form. I kid you not, that is what this flavor reminded me of. I couldn't stop eating them because I was so confused, but so delighted by it. I must say that I hope that they decide to keep this flavor around because its taste is amazing.

Doritos Tailgate BBQ: 10/10

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tohato Caramel Corn Ramune

With the next item I'm going to write about, I have a little bit of experience with. When I tried a different flavor of this item, I didn't like it very much. However, when I saw this flavor I decided to give it another chance:

So Tohato Caramel Corn kind of reminds me of sweet puffed corn. If you've had Pirate's Booty or something like that, you'll know the texture I'm talking about. I don't remember what the first flavor I had was, but I didn't really like it. However, when something like caramel corn is Ramune flavored, how can you say no? It was worth a try just to see what it tasted like

A Tohato Caramel Corn Ramune curl

The initial smell and flavor of the curl reminded me of soda or something. As I chewed more, it reminded me of something very familiar. That something was "Froot Loops". Yeah, the more curls I ate, the mroe they tasted like Froot Loops. I don't know how to react to this because it was different yet familiar at the same time. I would say if you like Froot Loops you would like Tohato Caramel Corn Ramune, but otherwise you can spend the same amount of money for a huge box of Froot Loops at a supermarket.

Tohato Caramel Corn Ramune: 6/10

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kit Kat Bitter Almond

It had been a while since I last saw a new or interesting variety of Kit Kat at the Japanese markets I occasionally go by. This saddened me because I felt like I was Alexander and there were no (Kit Kat) lands left to conquer. However, about a week ago I was happy to find that there were still many varieties of Kit Kat that I had yet to sample.

I didn't know what this would taste like and I had no idea what TBC was. Typically, you don't see the word bitter associated with candy either. I assume the bottom left corner of the box states what percent dark chocolate it is, but who knows?

The packaging for the Kit Kat looks very nice and the Kit Kat is noticeably darker than other varieties of Kit Kat

How is this different from Dark Chocolate Kit Kat you ask? Well for one, this one was much less sweet, and slightly bitter as the box implies. It had fruity undertones nearing the end. I have to say that I rather enjoyed this product because it wasn't particularly sweet, but it still tasted like candy. I suppose this is somewhat of an adult candy as I can't see kids enjoying this that much. I liked it, but as with most foreign Kit Kat varieties, it cost more than other candy. The best substitution I'd say is to find wafer and eat them alongside and dark Lindt chocolate bar.

Kit Kat Bitter Almond: 7/10

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yoshida's Teriyaki Chips

The item I'm about to write about falls under the category of, "This looks so ridiculous that I HAVE to buy it". When I saw the next item I thought to myself, "Yes...Yes!"

Take a good look at that man. He's some sort of Japanese cowboy. For those of you that watched "King of the Hill", please recall the episode where Hank has to try to get business from the man visiting from Boston. That customer from Boston is what I thought of when I saw this bag. I also thought that the bottle on the bag was BBQ sauce, but it is actually teriyaki sauce. Think about it

Look at this guy, I have no idea what he's saying, but it's probably hilarious and full of American stereotypes

A teriyaki chip

This wasn't that bad, it reminded me of the rice crackers you can get most anywhere except the teriyaki flavor was stronger. The texture was crisp without being too stale or hard. It was a bit pricey, but price was no object when I saw the man on the bag. It was a solid product with great packaging. I was satisfied with the flavor and even happier with the bag.

Yoshida's Teriyaki Chips: 7/10