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Snack Sunday: Wang Korea’s Korean Barley Cracker

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Snack Sunday: Wang Korea’s Korean Barley Cracker

Written by Ji | 04 February 2018

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On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Wang Korea’s Korean Barley Cracker (also known as hardtack).  I’m feeling a bit under the weather, and these crackers were the only thing I could keep down.  But if we are being honest, hardtack is one of my favorite snacks.  Why? I’m not sure, it’s simple to make and doesn’t have a ton of flavor but they are filling and addicting to eat.
These hardtacks hit the spot perfectly.  It had that simple hardtack taste with a light barley flavor.  It had a medium crunch and was easy to chew.  Any snack that doesn’t leave a lingering aftertaste earns extra points in my book.
Would I buy these again?
Yes, I would.  But I would like to try the other brands out there too.  You can’t really mess up hardtack, unless you really try.  But I am curious how other brands might be different from this one.
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Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

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Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

Written by Dee | 21 January 2018

Snack Sunday: Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte

For today’s Snack Sunday  adventure, I tried out Orion Choco Pie Green Tea Matcha Latte flavor. These were an unexpected second present from my Reddit Secret Santa. Apparently, the USPS had delivered originally to the wrong address and a kind person returned them to the post office so they arrived after Christmas for me.  They come 12 Choco Pies individually wrapped in a box with love. 

The flavor of these Choco pies is actually matcha latte, so it a milky matcha green tea flavor. The chocolate was good. The green tea cake inside was fresh and had a mild green tea flavor, it could have been stronger. Overall, it worked quite well together to where it isn’t as sweet as the original Choco Pie.

Bonus: If you microwave the  Green Tea Choco Pie for 10-20 seconds, it turns into a lovely Matcha flavored s’mores.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would. I generally find the original Choco Pies too sweet, while the the matcha flavor isn’t all that strong in this one it does counter balance the chocolate and marshmallow enough for me actual enjoy eating this. 

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Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

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Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

Written by Ji | 07 January 2018

Snack Sunday: CW Scorched Rice Candy

I ended last year with a cold and for some reason, I still have it.  Luckily, the only thing bothering me is my dry throat.  I was with my cousin a few days ago, and she handed me some sort of hard candy.  She told me, she must be getting old since she’s starting to pass out hard candy as a treat.  She laughed and told me she didn’t have any lozenges but she did have something that might help.  Apparently, any hard candy or even a lollipop will help with my dry throat.

For today’s Snack Sunday surprise adventure, I tried out CW Scorched Rice Candy.  I didn’t read or ask what flavor.  I was desperate to alleviate my issue and would have tried anything. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this snack.  While I am grateful it did help my problem, I was more interested in the flavor.  As my cousin stared at me, knowing perfectly well it was going to catch me off guard.  I just looked her and raised my eyebrows.  She just stood there and nodded.  She didn’t have to tell me the flavor, I knew instantly what it was.  This candy tasted just like scorched rice.  I love scorched rice.  I love it as a snack.  I love it as a meal and now I love it as a candy.  Not only did this snack have a flavor I loved, it also had a bit of sweetness to it.  The flavor never dissipated from the delicious snack.  It lasted until the very end.  I was sad when I finished it, but thankfully my cousin handed me a few to take home.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would!!!  But it’s not at my local store, I know, I tried.  So, over the weekend, I will be checking out all stores within my county.  I just love the slight sweet flavor of the scorched rice.  It makes me happy knowing I can enjoy this treat anytime without having to turn on the stove.

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Yo Hi Greek Yogurt Waffle (Wafer)

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Yo Hi Greek Yogurt Waffle (Wafer)

Written by Ji | 24 December 2017

Snack Sunday: Lotte Yo Hi Greek Yogurt Waffle (Wafer)

I came home one day to find a gray package at my doorstep.  I had to think for a moment, if I was expecting anything today.  I looked closer at the packaging and saw that it was from Korea.  I was immediately excited thinking that this was skincare products I had ordered a few weeks ago but that thought was quickly dismissed when I read the label.  Snacks?  I went inside, and opened the unknown packaged and was surprised to see a SnackFever box.  I had to ponder for a moment if I subscribed and forgot.  Then I remembered a certain someone asking for my address from Dreamkatchers Initiative.  I sent her a message, and with a prompt response, I was able to figure out the mystery.  Thank you Dee for the lovely surprise. I tried very hard to wait till Christmas to open it, but thought, hey it’s Snack Sunday, I should totally try a snack from the box.

I randomly picked a snack and laughed at what I choose.  On the last Snack Sunday article, I did a wafer and this week, I will be trying out another wafer but from a different brand.  On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Lotte Yo Hi Wafer.  The product is in simple plastic package, but it had one of their new spokesperson on it.  Do I even have to mention who?  I was lucky enough to get Wanna One Bae Jinyoung.

As I tore open the wafer packaging, the scent of the snack smelled amazing.  It smelt like fresh, just baked wafers.  I took my first bite and was impressed with the rich and fresh flavor.  Even with the simple packaging, the wafer was (again) fresh.  I have tried quite a few snacks and sometimes the product taste flat and stale.  The wafer had a nice thin but yummy Greek yogurt filling.  I loved the ratio between wafer and yogurt.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.  I don’t know what do to do.  I love Lotte’s Yo Hi wafer, but I also loved the last one I tried.  Maybe I should stock up on both and rotate or maybe I should try both at the same time to see which one will win.  Either way, Lotte’s fresh tasting Greek yogurt waffle wafer was a delicious treat that had my taste buds singing their praises.

What was your favorite snack from the November Snack Fever box?

Lotte Yo Hi Greek Yogurt Waffle Wafer

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Snack Sunday: Haitai Cream Wafer

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Snack Sunday: Haitai Cream Wafer

Written by Ji | 10 December 2017

Snack Sunday: Haitai Cream Wafer

Last night, I started to feel ill and hoped that after 8 hours of sleep, some vitamin C, and a whole lot of water, would keep me from getting any worse.  Sadly, my attempts were futile.  I woke up with a sore throat, strong headache and a desire to stay in bed.  But before I take the day off and sleep the day away, I needed to eat something first before I take medicine.  When I’m sick, I normally don’t like to eat anything.  The thought of food makes me queasy.  I always have crackers in my pantry for this occasion, but for some unknown reason, they were not there.  I will figure out that mystery when I feel better but as for now Haitai Cream Wafer is the closest snack I have to crackers.

When I opened the package, I became amused.  It was wrapped again in a material similar to cookie sheets.  When I tore the strip off, I noticed that the wafers were divided into 2 sections.  A perfect snack to share for 2 people.

Snack Sunday: Haitai Cream WaferThe wafer had a nice vanilla scent, with a hint of something fruity.  When I took a bite, I instantly knew what that fruit was.  It was banana.  But there was something else too, something zestier.  When I first took a bite, I thought my senses were betraying me.  But when I looked at the ingredients, it confirmed.  It was vanilla, cream, lemon and banana.  I have to say, this was a nice surprising combination.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.  If there are any banana lovers out there, I would recommend this treat.  Haitai Cream Wafer has a strong banana taste with hints of vanilla cream and lemon. It’s surrounded by a nice layer of wafer, that had a nice fresh taste (maybe due to the cookie sheet wrapping).  If I could find this, in hazelnut or in chocolate, I would gladly buy a good chuck of it.

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Binch

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Binch

Written by Ji | 26 November 2017

Snack Sunday: Lotte Binch

Keys. Check!  Wallet.  Check!  Phone.  Check!  An awesome snack to help me get through Black Friday, check!  When trying to hustle to get those Black Friday deals, you need to stay hydrated and snack when you can.  Especially when you have a long Holiday list.

On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Lotte Binch.   I have never tried this snack before, but I choose it because I needed something that went well with coffee.  Biscuits and coffee (or tea) is always a great combination.  I was impressed by Lotte’s packaging.  The box was sturdy and stayed closed in my bag while I was speed walking from store to store.  They also packaged each biscuit individually.

Snack Sunday: Lotte Binch

Which is perfect for those on the go. I can just snack on one, and not have to worry about crumbs getting everywhere.  But the best part of the snack was the rich chocolate flavor on the crunchy yet airy biscuit.  I love chocolate biscuits, and this was lovely treat.  I had to stop for a moment and open another bag.  Which is rare for me when I’m shopping.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes!  After a long morning of shopping, I actually went back to my local store and picked up a couple more boxes for my home.  Lotte Binch is a yummy bite size chocolate biscuit that I highly recommend to anyone.  I could eat this individually or I can open all the wrappers and place them on a nice plate to serve to my guests.

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Snack Sunday: LOTTE Pepero Choco Cookie

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Snack Sunday: LOTTE Pepero Choco Cookie

Written by Ji | 11 November 2017

Snack Sunday: LOTTE Pepero Choco Cookie

It’s that time of year again, where you gift Pepero to your friends and love ones.  Pepero Day (November 11) is similar to Valentines Days, where in South Korea they exchange these delicious snacks to show their affection to the people they care for.  This year, I decided to try out Lotte Pepero in Choco Cookie flavor.

I bought this box because it “looked” fancier than the other box, and I thought since it’s a special day, I might as well get the fancier looking box.  I already had an idea what Pepero sticks taste like, as it’s one of my favorite snacks.  Although I really try to limit myself because they are addicting.  Pepero Choco Cookie is a stick biscuit covered in chocolate and has bits of chocolate cookie added on top.  I love this combination.  This snack has a nice crunchy texture from the chocolate cookie, which also makes this type of Pepero sweeter than the other flavors.  I probably ate about half the bag before the snack became overly sweet to me.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.   This would be the perfect snack to share with your friends and love ones to express how much you care for them.  It’s sweet, tasty, and affordable.  Perfect for anyone on any budget.

 

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Snack Sunday: ROYCE Nama Chocolate

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Snack Sunday: ROYCE Nama Chocolate

Written by Ji | 29 October 2017

Snack Sunday: ROYCE Nama Chocolate

On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Royce Chocolate.   I know Royce Chocolate is a product of Japan, but I had to try out this chocolate because I am re-watching the drama “Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon”.   Here are a couple of pictures of the cute couple “shopping” for Royce Chocolate.  For those who have not seen the drama, I recommend you do so.  There are also no spoilers in this article.  I just wanted to share with you an adorable scene from the drama.

Snack Sunday: ROYCE Nama ChocolateSnack Sunday: ROYCE Nama ChocolateThis chocolate is rich and velvety.  It has a nice powdered cocoa layer on top, but the inside had a nice smooth and creamy consistency.  I love the texture and taste of this product.  It’s a perfect snack to enjoy with either wine, coffee or tea.  I also wanted to add how much I loved the packaging.  Since it’s still hot here, they put my chocolate in a cooling bag with a frozen gel packet.  It kept my chocolate from melting on this blistering fall day.  And lastly, I love the little utensil it came with.  My hands stayed clean while I indulged in the delectable treat.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes!  I would love to buy this product again but for $18 a box, it will have to be for special moments.  Like celebrating the weekend or maybe pay day.   I would recommend this chocolate to anyone since it’s not overwhelming sweet but sweet enough for those who have a sweet tooth.  It’s the perfect medium for any chocolate lover.

 

 

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Snack Sunday: Paldo Aloe Mango

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Snack Sunday: Paldo Aloe Mango

Written by Ji | 22 October 2017

On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Paldo Aloe Mango.  It’s another busy weekend, filled with family events and a couple of social events.  Food will be provided at all events, so I just needed a refreshing drink to quench my thirst from one event to the next.  The weather has been in the 80s recently and I remembered that during the summer I tried an Aloe drink that hit the spot during the scorching summer weather.  But I also remembered it had a weird aftertaste, so when I went to my local market, I picked up a drink that was similar to Haioreum Aloe Vera Mango.  (Click the link to check out my review HERE ).

I did a quick glance at the plastic container to see if there would be any pulp/aloe vera bits in the drink.  After a quick shake, I could see that this product is loaded with pulp.  I twisted off the cap, and smelt the sweet smell of mango.  It’s a pretty sweet smell for a drink, but I love the scent.  Paldo Aloe Mango is a sweet refreshing drink that definitely hits the spot.  It does have a similar aftertaste, similar to Haioreum Aloe Vera Mango, but it was lighter.  It’s also less sweet.  But when I say less sweet, it doesn’t mean this drink is not filled with sugar.  If you are sensitive to overly sweet drinks, this might not be for you.  One serving is enough.  Otherwise you will start to feel that sweetness.

Would I buy this again?

 Yes.  I don’t think I could drink this everyday (because of the sweetness), but on occasion, I would.  This drink is sweet, refreshing and perfect for a warm day.

 

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Milkis Original

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Snack Sunday: Lotte Milkis Original

Written by Ji | 15 October 2017

Snack Sunday: Lotte Milkis Original

On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Lotte Milkis.  I have seen these drinks at every Asian store in my neighborhood.  But for some reason, it just never called to me.  It’s over 80 degrees here and I felt the need for a nice cool refreshing drink.  I didn’t have much time to check out the refrigerated drink section, so I just randomly picked up a drink and headed to my class.

I was absolutely shocked by this drink.  You would think I would have known this was a creamy carbonated beverage (judging by the name and picture on the can) but when opened the beverage and took a sip, I was in shock.  I felt like I was drinking one of those yogurt drinks.  Which isn’t bad and it was refreshing but boy was I surprised.  It had that same sour aftertaste but the consistency of this drink was smoother.  After I finished the can, I did feel like the drink was sweeter than the yogurt.  But I only felt that way after I finished the creamy drink.

 

Would I buy this again?

Unsure.  While the taste is similar to the yogurt drink, it does have a smoother consistency.   I think I will go back and try the other flavors that they offer to see if I will change my mind.  After all, this drink is pretty popular.  Maybe original is just not my flavor.