Gallery: Japanese Snacks: Biscuity, Chocolatey Things

Koala's March
  • Animal Shaped Biscuits

    Animal Shaped Biscuits

    Pandas, koalas, and chocolate-filled fish.

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    We ate over 40 of these little guys from several different packets and didn't find a single repeat in the drawings! They come in chocolate and strawberry, and are considerably better than the similarly cute Hello Panda cookies.

    Saku Saku Panda

    Saku Saku Panda

    At first they all seem the same—then you realize that each one has a different facial expression. The frowny ones taste best.

    Food-Shaped Biscuits

    Food-Shaped Biscuits

    It's odd that the biscuits shaped like actual food are the worst tasting of all. Don't even bother with the Choco A~npan or the Milk no Melo~npan. Both taste stale.

    Ever Burger

    Ever Burger

    Good thing every burger's not like Ever Burger, the burger-shaped biscuits complete with chocolate patty and tiny sesame seeds. They're fun, but not particularly tasty.

    Puchipasuteru

    Puchipasuteru

    Why they're called puchi-pastel, we've no idea. The best part of these mini candy-coated biscuit ice cream cones is the maze that comes inside the box. The candy itself tastes horrible. Sorry Puchi!

    Sylvan-themed Chocolates

    Sylvan-themed Chocolates

    Bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and tree stumps. All of them, pretty tasty.

    Mushrooms and Bamboo and Stumps!

    Mushrooms and Bamboo and Stumps!

    This miniature woodland glade is where we go when we need to sit on a biscuit stump and meditate, surrounded by chocolate-coated takenoko (baby bamboo shoots) and strawberry-cream covered kinoko (mushrooms).

    Collon

    Collon

    Bad name, good cookie.

    Pie No Mi

    Pie No Mi

    They're buttery, flaky, chocolate-filled, and come from a mysterious forest populated with magical pie trees. That's about all there is to say.

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