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I didn't know anything about Meltyblend.  I googled and found that they are basically the same product, both made by Meiji, except slight differences in packaging.

One source in English

and another in Japanese

Does MeltyKiss sound stupid in English?

I wouldn't say stupid, per se, but it sounds sort of silly. Meltyblend isn't really any better, except that it sounds less girly. :biggrin:

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OH MY GOSH, I must have these!!  Creme brulee & some kind of baked apple??  I'm going to keep a sharp eye out for these! 

If you can find the apple ones get them! I had these a little while ago and I loved them. I normally avoid things with apple flavor because I can't stand it, but a friend gave me one of these and I ended up eating the whole pack, for some reason none of the kids liked this flavor...

Hehe, I love apple flavour! :wub: Maybe your kids didn't like that extra topping (caramel?)


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Yoo Hoo! Kristin!

Look what I found at my local Wawa (Convenience Store in the northeast)

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BTW Kristin, 20/20 did a story on Costco shoppers tonight. The way you and your friends buy and split everything up is the only way to save money at the Warehouse Clubs... Just thought you'd like to know...


Wawa Sizzli FTW!

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So what is the verdict on Japanese candy containing Gelatin?

Is it safe?

Ive read a few things that scared me...

Or is this no longer applicable?


Wawa Sizzli FTW!

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the newest Hi-Chu

Valencia Orange, it is quite good though I really miss my lime flavored one...

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Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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the newest Hi-Chu

Valencia Orange, it is quite good though I really miss my lime flavored one...

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Ooh this one sounds good.

My preferred flavor is apple at the moment though.


May

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I really like the yuzu Hi-Chu. I tried the blueberry one too, but it's not that special and not blueberry-y enough.

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I bought a special flavour of the Morinaga caramels over the weekend: chestnut. The chestnut flavour is subtle, but you can taste it - the ingredients actually list chestnut paste as an ingredient. If you like chestnut flavour, I would recommend this!

Also, the wait is over! The Puccho caramel and apple flavours have finally arrived in Vancouver!! I bought both flavours right away but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

I also bought a prettily-packaged small box of Morinaga "opera" chocolates on Sunday. The box had a ringed hologram pattern on it (shiiinyyyy...) and the chocolates themselves are apparently dusted with gold powder. There are 3 layers to the chocolate. All I can tell is that the bottom layer has some crunchy/flaky hazelnut bits mixed in.

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went to the store and bought apple and grape hi-chu and a bag of morinaga caramels. The grape was pretty bland and the apple was better, but yogurt is my favorite flavor. my boyfriend and I ate all candies in one sitting - sugar overload


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the newest Hi-Chu

Valencia Orange, it is quite good though I really miss my lime flavored one...

Ooooh, I just discovered that line of candies a few weekends ago. At first I thought the texture was a bit odd (like chewing gum) but then the taste won me over. My husband and I scarfed down the whole bag in no time and wanting more.

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Growing up in Asia gave me plenty of fond memories of Japanese candies, and to this day I love Asian candies. When I talk to other Asian friends, we all remember the same candies, like the Morinaga caramel and the Chelsea.

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I just bought a few Japanese candies from eBay, because I had some money on my PayPal account after selling a couple things. Black Currant Mentos were the reason for my purchase -- my ex spent a year teaching in China and brought everyone home Pink Grapefruit Mentos, because they had amazed her with how much they tasted like actual grapefruit, and I hoped maybe other flavors of Mentos not sold in the U.S. would share that magical property.

Unfortunately they didn't. They're good, but merely good, and I've had better and truer-tasting black currant candies before.

But while I was at it, since I was paying for international shipping anyway, I bought some mini green tea Aeros (tasty) and cherry blossom Kit Kats.

Oh good Lord. The cherry blossom Kit Kats justified the cost of postage, honest to God. Now, I've never tasted cherry blossom anything before, so for all I know this is the worst of the genre, but it really blew me away.

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I was at the big Asian market today, and picked up a pack of yuzu hi-chew. I love them! I need to send the hubby back for a few more packs.


Cheryl

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Okay I ordered some stuff from Jlist...

Baked Apple, and Baked Custard Pucco (YUMMY!)

Some bacon snack in a cup (Didnt try yet)

Azuki KitKat (Didnt try yet)

Cola HiChu (didnt try yet)

Calorie Mate Chocolate

and Yuzu HiChu (was good)

I was sad that I apparently didnt check my order thoroughly cause I didnt order the Sakura KitKats like I thought I did...


Wawa Sizzli FTW!

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The newest member in the Hi-chew family

Ume Hi-chew (a wonderful addition!)

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Last month I bought two of these bags

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with Valencia orange, pink grapefruit and Italian lime

this was probably my favorite package to date


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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Newest addiction are the Calpis chews -- the ones in the blue and white packages -- look like Starbursts. Gave one of these to my husband and without knowing he said 'Gosh, these taste just like Dannon'. Too funny.

Other catch are the Lotte Relax chocolates -- 72% chocolate laced with Gaba to make you 'relax'. I think the serving size is something like 1/3 of a jar (they come in a pot as little chocolate nuggets) but I never eat that many -- just a 4-5 chunks before bed everynight (hey, I was told dark chocolate was good for you :)

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Newest addiction are the Calpis chews -- the ones in the blue and white packages -- look like Starbursts.  Gave one of these to my husband and without knowing he said 'Gosh, these taste just like Dannon'.  Too funny. 

Other catch are the Lotte Relax chocolates -- 72% chocolate laced with Gaba to make you 'relax'.  I think the serving size is something like 1/3 of a jar (they come in a pot as little chocolate nuggets) but I never eat that many -- just a 4-5 chunks before bed everynight (hey, I was told dark chocolate was good for you :)

FYI- GABA is what your body releases when you use Xanax or Valium


Wawa Sizzli FTW!

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The current new flavor of hi-chew is banana, I refuse to eat it but if anyone has sampled I am curious to know what it tastes like.


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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I tried the muscat Kit Kat & the McFlurry caramel macchiato Kit Kats. I thought the muscat flavour tasted pretty fake, but both my friend and my sister liked it.

The McFlurry Kit Kat just tasted of caramel.

So far, I think my favourite limited-edition flavour of Kit Kat is kinako (bought last May). That isn't saying much though, because I didn't love it & probably wouldn't buy it again. Still waiting for yuzu Kit Kat here!

For some reason, the regional flavours of Puccho are available in Canada now. Among the flavours are Hokkaido milk, Okinawa pineapple, some kind of melon, tangerine, strawberry, and grapes.

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I found the Meltykiss partypack at my supermarket last week, a discovery which has done nothing for my New Year's Resolution to eat less sugar. For those keeping track, this year's flavours are plain, strawberry, and dark rum. I much preferred last year's - matcha and raspberry.

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I recently tasted the newest kit kat, apple vinegar kit kat.

I was actually surprised by how much I liked it, I would have liked it more though if it wasn't white chocolate..

There is also a lemon vinegar one out there but I can only find it in the bags and haven't tried it yet.


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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Morinaga is currently traveling the world with their hi-chu flavors, I have had a couple packs of their blood orange flavor that I have really enjoyed. They also have a dragon fruit one that is ok. I just checked their homepage and they appear to have 2 new flavors, American cherry and kamu kamu berry. I'll have to keep an out for those.

I really wish they would bring back the lime one.... :sad:


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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The hubby and I picked up a couple of packages of blood orange Hi Chu today. They're really good. Orangey without that overpowering fakey orange flavor that Starburst have.

I really miss the Yuzu flavored ones from last year.


Cheryl

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I had two sisters and a nephew visiting for almost 2 weeks and was able to try all the new kit kat flavors, especially the bagged ones. We tried the lemon vinegar (just okay), ramune (pretty much a unanimous yuck), rose (tasted like eating a rose bush and most of us spit it out), and green tea (wonderful as always).


Kristin Wagner, aka "torakris"

 

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