REVIEW LIGHTNING ROUND (JAPANESE SNACK EDITION) – 1/29/2013

Here are some quick reviews of weird Japanese snacks we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:

Calbee KFC Garlic Salt Potato Chips

Item: Calbee KFC Savory Salt Ginger Chicken Potato Chips
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 70 grams
Purchased at: Received from @Cheerios47
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Holy crap KFC-branded chips! Better than I thought they would be. If you enjoy ginger, the chips have a nice strong ginger flavor. Strong ginger aroma. Crunchy.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like chicken. No chips that taste like regular KFC chicken. The ginger flavor becomes subdued the more you eat.

Polar Bear Salt Ramen Bar

Item: Polar Bear Salt Ramen Bar
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Received from @melissa808
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: It looks like Cup Noodles in bar form. There’s corn! No flavor packet needed. Not too salty. Not made with polar bear. Can be eaten in snack bar form or prepared in hot water. Tasty as a snack bar.
Cons: It looks like Cup Noodles in bar form. Not sure if I’m supposed to eat it as a snack bar or prepare it in hot water because I can’t read the label. Can be messy to eat. Hard to eat as instant ramen. Threat number one: Bears!

Corn Chocolate

Item: Corn Candy Bar (I’m too lazy to translate the label)
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Received from @melissa808
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Decent. Sometimes it tastes like an ice cream cone. Sometimes it tastes like white chocolate covered popcorn.
Cons: Not shaped like corn. Doesn’t taste like corn corn. Does an awesome job of sticking to my teeth. Starts off sweet, but quickly turns bland. Fragile looking. Being too lazy to translate labels.

Genghis Khan Lamb Caramel

Item: Genghis Khan Lamb Caramel
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: N/A
Purchased at: Received from @melissa808
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: I can eat them without spitting it out. Caramel flavor lingers in my mouth more than lamb flavor. Awesome to stick in office candy jar.
Cons: Meaty and greasy flavor will be off-putting to most people. 3 of 4 people I gave this to spit it out. Eating two in one sitting is my limit. Combining lamb flavor and caramel. Possible negative consequences from sticking it in office candy jar.

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