ALDI supermarket - 'Dairy Fine' assorted chocolates!

Posted by Linda on 05. 2015 0 comments
Hi again everyone, I'm back with more new snack reviews! Today I will review 2 more great snack products from ALDI discount supermarket

I picked up these 100g packs of Dairy Fine milk chocolate block varieties at my local ALDI supermarket yesterday, 'Dairy Fine' is another private brand of ALDI's, it's the brand they use to market some of their chocolate snacks varieties. As labeled on the packaging, these Dairy Fine chocolate blocks only cost $1 each! That's insanely cheap! I couldn't resist to buy a packet of every flavour variety on the shelf! There's quite a good selection of these chocolates available, I think I bought about 7 different varieties in total, but I'll only be reviewing 2 flavour varieties today, and I'll review the others next time. These are the strawberry and peppermint flavours with milk chocolate:

ALDI supermarket - 'Sprinters' assorted potato chips

Posted by Linda on 19. 2015 2 comments
Hi again everyone, I'm back with more snack reviews! This time I'm going to take another break from reviewing Japanese snacks, as much as I'm obsessed with Japanese snacks, there's just so much great snacks from other parts of the world too, so once in a while I feel compelled to reserve some room in this blog for reviews about non-Japanese food and snacks. And since the last time I reviewed about anything not Japanese related was back in June last year, I felt it's about time to post more reviews about non-Japanese food and snacks, so today's reviews will be a few of them

But before I start with today's reviews, I just wanted to express how much my life has become so much easier ever since the ALDI discount supermarket store opened in my suburb about 2 years ago! Ever since the store opened near my neighbourhood, I have been frequently buying most of my groceries there, many of their products are very good quality and sold at very cheap prices, just about all the products they sell are cheaper than other supermarkets, you will always find great bargains at the ALDI supermarket, thanks to ALDI, I have saved on alot of money over the years on my groceries ever since I switched to shopping at their store ALDI makes many of their own products through their own private brands. One of ALDI's own private brands is called Sprinters, apparently it is ALDI's own brand of potato chips snacks, and today I will be reviewing an assortment of Sprinters potato chips!
Firstly, I will start with this large 200g (NOT 2kg! I don't know why I typed 2kg, I must've been thinking about something else! XP) packet of Sprinters crinkle-cut potato chips in chicken flavour:

Category :Savory snacks
Tag :snacks aldi

Caramel Corn - Milk & Matcha Milk corn puffs

Posted by Linda on 16. 2015 0 comments
Hi everyone! Again it's been several months since I last updated this blog, I'm really sorry, I have to admit I haven't been in the mood to review food in recent months, which is why I have left this blog 'dormant' for so long. But since I still have photos saved on my computer of numerous different snacks and food that have yet to be reviewed, I decided it's about time I finally posted some new food reviews.
And since the last time I reviewed about Tohato's 'Caramel Corn' snacks was almost 2 years ago, I decided to review more Caramel Corn snacks today, and this time I will be reviewing both the Milk and Matcha Milk flavours

firstly I'll start with this Matcha Milk flavour:

new Sailor Moon Crystal tortilla chips!

Posted by Linda on 21. 2015 0 comments
To coincide with the release of the new Sailor Moon reboot anime titled Sailor Moon Crystal that was made to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of this famous manga/anime franchise last year, there has been ALOT of new official SM merchandise of all sorts being released since as early as late 2013, and more merchandise are still being released now and in the coming months! Among the now countless number of new SM merchandise are numerous different food products, including different types of sweets & confectionery, and even these packets of Sailor Moon Crystal tortilla chips, which I will be reviewing today

These new tortilla chips are produced by Japanese snack company Koikeya and were just recently released earlier this month. There are 3 different flavours available and each flavour comes in 6 different packagings, each packaging with a different Sailor Senshi on them, all 5 of the inner Senshis are available as well as Tuxedo Mask. I bought all 3 flavours of these tortilla chips online at JList.com, the packagings were selected randomly so I didn't know which Senshis I was getting until I received them, apparently I got Sailor Mercury (she's my favorite!), Mars and Venus

Since there are 3 different flavours I will review them separately, I'll start with this Bagnacauda anchovy & garlic flavour that has Sailor Mars on the packaging:


Category :Savory snacks
Tag :japanese snacks

Bourbon 'Petit' series - mini Strawberry chocolate biscuits

Posted by Linda on 26. 2014 0 comments
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Well technically Xmas has already passed, so I suppose it's a 'belated' Xmas greeting from me!

Ok, so it seems like I have reverted back to my old habit of only updating this blog once every several months since my last update was 5 months ago I'm so sorry everyone, and I won't even begin to explain myself again about why I had abandoned this blog for so long AGAIN, I'm sure you all are tired of my excuses by now, so I won't waste anymore time and let's just get right into my food reviews for today shall we?

A few days ago just before Xmas eve, I went shopping at Maruyu Japanese grocery again with some friends in the city, I was in the mood for some strawberry-flavoured snacks at the time so I bought these 2 different packets of strawberry biscuits (cookies) from Bourbon's popular 'Petit' brand of snacks. And if you have been a long-time follower of this blog, then I'm sure you will remember I had mentioned before in the past that I have become a huge fan of Bourbon's 'Petit' series of yummy snacks so I couldn't resist to grab some more of these yummy goodies while I was at Maruyu. One of the 'Petit' strawberry snacks I bought was a packet of mini strawberry chocolate biscuits, and the other is a packet of mini strawberry chocolate chip cookies
I will start my reviews with this pack of mini strawberry biscuits with strawberry chocolate filling:

Lotte 'Pie no Mi' chocolate & Furuta 'Creamy & Crispy Pie' pastry cookies

Posted by Linda on 24. 2014 0 comments
My last update was a little over 3 weeks ago, since I was only updating once every few months for the past 8 months, I think this would be considered an improvement, and as I promised last time, I will be returning to the glorious world of Japanese junk food! I'll also be reviewing 2 snacks today, I figured in order to save space for the blog, it would be better to post 2 reviews at a time from now on, it would also compensate for the slower updates
So today I will be reviewing 2 snacks I bought from Maruyu Japanese supermarket last week.

The first snack I will be reviewing about is this pack of 'Pie no Mi' snack manufactured by Lotte, 'Pie no Mi' is a popular snack brand of puff pastry biscuits/cookies with various chocolate fillings inside, I love them they're really delectable this is actually my second review on 'Pie no Mi' snacks, my first review for the brand was for the strawberry cheesecake flavour back in March of 2012, this is the original milk chocolate flavour:

Vanilla cake & other cheap pastries from Nice Bakery

Posted by Linda on 29. 2014 0 comments
Ok, before I get into today's food reviews, I do realize that the last time I updated this blog was more than 3 months ago, I suppose you all can say I 'abandoned' this blog for a long period of time YET AGAIN It seems I've been doing that alot since November last year, I'm really sorry, I might as well just come out and say that I've lost interest in reviewing food...I admit that I'll be lying if I said that it wasn't at least partially true. I HAVE lost a bit of interest in reviewing and critiquing food and snacks, but not because I don't like it anymore, it's because my life has become increasingly busy that I've gradually lost more and more time to review & critique foods. However since I haven't completely lost interest, I will still try to keep this blog alive...somewhat, but please keep in mind that I just won't be able to update it frequently.

Anyway, since it's been more than 3 months since my last review, I decided to post 3 reviews today to make up for the lack of updates, so I hope you guys will be satisfied with that
As you can read from the title of this post, today I won't be reviewing any Japanese snacks, I do apologize if any of you were expecting me to post another review for a Japanese snack, I promise I'll do that next time, but today I will be reviewing some cheap sweets & pastries I bought at my local Chinese bakery Nice Bakery a few days ago.
So firstly I will review this Vanilla cake, it only cost AU$1.20 each, which is a fairly good price for a slice of cake:

Pocky 'Midi' - Matcha & 'Chocola on Chocola' - Praline chocolate biscuit sticks!

Posted by Linda on 19. 2014 0 comments
My goodness! I hadn't updated this blog in 2 whole months! I'm so very sorry for 'abandoning' this blog YET AGAIN for so long, to be completely honest with you all, I have to admit that during these past 2 months, my life has just been so busy and I was occupied with my other blogs that I had sort of 'forgotten' about this blog (just so you know, I have 5 different blogs)! So to make it up to you all for the lack of updates, I'll be posting 2 reviews again today
I was briefly sifting through this blog when I noticed that the last time I reviewed about my favourite chocolate biscuit stick snack brand Pocky was nearly 2 YEARS AGO! I was shocked to say the least I thought to myself, just how could it have been 2 YEARS since I last reviewed about my all-time favourite snack brand?! It didn't make sense to me considering I often binge on these Pocky snacks almost every other week! However, being the forgetful person that I am, I must've forgotten to review them. But it's true that I've neglected to review these Pocky snacks for 2 years, so I decided it's high time I do so again...before I forget again! xP

Anyway, so today I will review a very new release from the Pocky snack brand and a very old release, firstly the new release, I bought this pack of Matcha flavoured chocolate biscuit sticks from Pocky's new 'Midi' range at Maruyu Japanese supermarket last week:


Pocky's 'Midi' series is still relatively new and only debuted in the Japanese market sometime late last year and since this is still a new range, currently there's only a few flavours available in the 'Midi' series. The biscuit sticks in this new 'Midi' range are basically miniature versions of the regular size Pocky chocolate biscuit sticks; they are only half the size of the regular Pocky sticks, but unlike the regular Pocky sticks, the biscuit sticks in the new 'Midi' range are double-coated with chocolate in order to compensate for the smaller size of the biscuit sticks (compared to the regular single coating for the normal size Pocky sticks) On the day I went to Maruyu last week, they only had the Pocky 'Midi' snacks in this Matcha flavour and the regular milk chocolate flavour, I decided to go for this matcha flavour since I love matcha and matcha flavoured snacks
Anyway, let's move onto the review itself shall we?

Bourbon 'Petit' series - mini Peas & Consommé potato chips

Posted by Linda on 17. 2014 0 comments
Firstly, MERRY (BELATED) X'MAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you all had a joyous Xmas and New Year celebrations I do sincerely apologize for not updating for soooo long, believe it or not, while most people were enjoying the relaxing holiday season, I still had to go to work during this busy summer break! During the course of the holiday period, I've been working 6 days a week because I had to fill-in for several colleagues who went on vacations on top of working my own shifts! so I didn't have much free time during the past several weeks. But now that some of my colleagues have returned from their holidays, I'm finally back to working only 4 days a week, thus I finally have the free time to update my blogs again

Anyway, moving onto my food reviews for today, I think it's rather obvious judging from my more recent reviews that I've developed an 'obsession' for Bourbon's 'Petit' series snacks (as I had emphasized once before), they are just too irresistibly good! so it shouldn't come as a total surprise that today I will be reviewing 2 more snacks from the company's most popular snack brand!
So I went to Maruyu again last week and bought these Peas and Consommé flavoured mini potato chips from the 'Petit' series. I often say that Japan is a country that has practically everything, and it could not be more true, Japan has literally everything from the super cool stuff to the adoringly kawaii things, the interesting things, and then there's the downright bizarre and wacky. This is why I love Japan and find it to be such a fascinating country, they have the cool, kawaii, interesting, innovative, bizarre and wacky all combined into 1 nation! and the Japanese do love to come up with some weird and wacky flavour ideas for their snacks and junk food such as their soy sauce and wasabi flavoured Kit Kats, and corn potage or some other savory flavoured ice pops/popsicles. And that's certainly the case again here, I mean, who besides the Japanese would think of peas or consommé flavoured potato chips? None, only the Japanese would!

Anyway, I'll review the consommé flavoured potato chips first:

Bourbon 'Petit' series - mini White & Matcha chocolate biscuits

Posted by Linda on 01. 2013 0 comments
Since I have been so slow with updates lately I decided to post 2 snack reviews today again to make up for the lack of recent updates
Today I will be reviewing 2 more snacks from Bourbon's popular 'Petit' series; mini white chocolate and matcha chocolate biscuits/cookies, they're virtually the same as the mini milk chocolate biscuits I reviewed last time, only with different types of choc fillings.

I will review the mini white chocolate biscuits first:

like I mentioned before, these white choc biscuits are virtually the same as the milk choc ones, these biscuits also have the same lovely soft and melty texture as the milk choc ones...and just like the milk choc biscuits, the white choc filling in these biscuits were also rather basic and nothing special in comparison to the soft biscuits.
However overall, these white choc biscuits were still really yummy, the soft and melty biscuits were still the star of the show, and although the white choc filling was plain and ordinary, it was still sweet without being overpowering. And again, the white choc filling was complementary to the soft biscuits.
Like many of the other yummy snacks in Bourbon's 'Petit' series, these white choc biscuits were very well executed.

My rating (overall):

Now let's move on to the petit matcha (Japanese powder green tea) chocolate biscuits...

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