Top 3Confectioneries that the Editorial Department is Crazy About We would like to introduce the top 3 confectioneries that the editorial department staff is crazy about right now. We were convinced the moment we tasted them that we would repeat the same taste, and we keep buying them in bulk whenever we see them in stores (this is not an advertisement). Let's take a look at them in ranking form!
No. 3 Wellesia "Stoppable Almond Little Fish"
No. 2 Ash "Caramel Popcorn"
No. 1 Hamlet "Chocolate Chips 36p Dark"
"I know! I've had them before! All of these snacks are relatively easy to find, so if you haven't tried them yet, I encourage you to give them a try! Below is a detailed review of each one. If you don't have any allergies, you should really try them all.
The availability may vary depending on the store.
Wellesia: Almonds and small fish that won't quit!
This is a private brand of small almond fish sold at Wellesia. I was skeptical because I thought all almond kogyo were the same, but when I tried it, I really couldn't stop eating it...!
The almond kogyo is a combination of roasted American almonds and dried Japanese anchovy from the Seto Inland Sea. The small fish are seasoned with sugar, salt, and rurigoma (roasted sesame seeds) to give them a sweet and savory flavor, and have a strong crunchy texture.
When chewed, the flavor of the small fish oozes out, but there are no negative elements such as bitterness or fishy smell. The crunchy texture and savory smell of the almonds combine to create an addictive taste!
It is perfect as a snack with beer, but I eat it by itself. The price is 598 yen per bag (213g (7.51oz)) (tax not included). A small cup (70g (2.47oz)) is also available for easy sampling. The price is 189 yen per cup (tax not included).
Ash Caramel Popcorn
Caramel popcorn in a bag sold at supermarkets. The popcorn is a mix of "mushroom" and "butterfly" shaped popcorn, dynamically popped and finished with a slightly sweet caramel glaze. The editorial staff purchased it at a supermarket for 143 yen (tax not included).
The crispy, crunchy, and hard texture is covered with a generous amount of caramel. The rich sweetness and "burnt" aroma of the caramel popcorn filled our mouths with a luxurious flavor that is unmistakably "caramel popcorn". The little caramel-coated popcorns are a little salty and have a soft texture.
Since these randomly enter your mouth, you can eat them in an endless loop of sweet, salty, fluffy, and crunchy... and never get tired of them...!
Hamlet Chocolate Chips 36p Dark
Crispy chocolate chips made of dark chocolate in the shape of chips, mixed with rice crisp (puffs). They are not potato chips covered with chocolate, but completely chocolate chips. The country of origin is Belgium.
When you bite into them, the chocolate is "koku koku" and the puffs are squishy and crispy when you bite into them! The bitter cocoa flavor melts and spreads in your mouth! It is so simply delicious that you can eat as many pieces as you want!
Incidentally, since they melt in the summer when it is hot, we recommend storing them in the refrigerator to prevent the chocolate from melting and to enjoy the crispy texture for a cool and delicious taste.
In addition to dark chocolate, Hamlet chocolate chips are also available in milk chocolate and fruit flavors such as orange. Personally, the dark chocolate is my favorite as it is rich in cacao, but to be honest, they are all excellent, so be sure to try your favorite flavor.
We purchased ours at KALDI for 398 yen (tax not included), but they are also sold at Seijo Ishii and mail order sites such as Amazon. Costco also sells Hamlet chocolate chips, although the package design and size are different. Please visit the nearest store that carries them!