February 4, 2011

Jack Snacks!... Strawberry chocolate mushrooms

I never liked strawberry flavoured food growing up, it just tasted sweet and artificial. But many of the Japanese strawberry flavoured snacks really taste like strawberries without being cloyingly sweet. This is Meiji's "kinoko no yama koi ichigo" (kinoko means mushroom, yama means mountain, ichigo means strawberry). They're cute and have a nice strawberry flavour and disappear way too quickly. A browse of the ingredients finds that it has got "dried starawberry" so that must be where the flavour comes from...

It's the dried starawberry that makes it taste so good.

What: Meiji kinoko no yama koi ichigo
Where: Asian shops that stock japanese snacks
How much: I think it was around $4

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