Thursday, July 13, 2006

Feel Envy

When I was in New York earlier this year I took a trip down to Chinatown where I prowled the aisles of several grocers in search of candy. Much of it was familiar stuff I’d seen before ... and stuff you’ve seen too like M&Ms and the occasional plain UK KitKat.

But one of the thigns that I was compelled to buy was this package from Chocolat NY called Feel Envy. They look like the Kitten Tongues I’ve seen before. These are packaged in a rather tacky-but-trying-to-be-upscale and I pretty much dig it.

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The one I picked out (there are several varieties in the line) that said it was rich milk chocolate featuring a blend of Vanilla and coconut flavor.

Most of the front of the package was in English, with all of the reverse in Japanese.

The top of the box flips up to reveal more of the embossed faux-croc cardboard in the oh-so-lovely purple and the acid green matte texture inside. Four little compartments hold three pieces each.

There little paddles of chocolate, each is individually wrapped, in clear cellophane with more of the black butterflies on it. The little paddle is all milk chocolate with a little swirl of white/coconut chocolate on one half.

The milk chocolate is pleasant, but has a strong flavor of dried milk (the second ingredient is whole milk powder). You’d think it would have more than a trace of calcium for all that milk! After getting over that there is a distinct coconut flavor it the chocolate and a few little coconut bits.

The packaging is cute, if a little bulky, but keeps the candy fresh and makes it easy share. It’s a bit expensive as well for the product quality (about $16 a pound) but a nice novelty item or stocking stuffer.

Other reviews: Dreamlogic.net, Giant Jeans Parlor tried Feel Safari and Platinum Cats. The official website seems to be gone ... maybe someone can tell me what this page says.

Name: Chocolat NY: Feel Envy
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Fujiya
Place Purchased: Dynasty Grocery (Chinatown, NYC)
Price: $1.88
Size: 1.9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 153
Categories: Chocolate, Coconut, Japan

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:26 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I’ve never heard of this particular product before, nor have I seen it on the shelves here in Japan. But it actually sounds pretty good. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for Feel Envy now!

    Comment by RisingSunofNihon on 7/13/06 at 12:34 pm #
  2. I think I saw this at Mitsuwa recently. It looks familiar.

    Comment by Grace on 7/13/06 at 1:12 pm #
  3. I’ve had German kitten tongues before—katzenzungen!  It’s fun to say.

    Comment by eliza on 7/13/06 at 3:27 pm #
  4. The link says:
    Thank you for accessing.
    This webpage closed as of June 30, 2006

    Comment by K on 7/13/06 at 4:14 pm #
  5. The look reminds me of Pudding Pops.  Mmmmm.  Pudding Pops.  How I do miss them so!

    Comment by Dave on 7/14/06 at 12:50 am #
  6. ohhh pudding pops! i think popsicle makes them now, but they’re just not the same.

    Comment by Pam on 7/14/06 at 6:05 am #
  7. Hi,

    I’ve seen these in the supermarkets here, and have wondered how they tasted.  I think they are called kittens tongues too smile

    Comment by Kat on 7/14/06 at 2:06 pm #
  8. Hi Cybele,

    I couldn’t believe it when I saw these on your site!!  I have had a package of Feel Envy sitting in my storage room for months, procrastinating on send them to a friend of mine. By now, they’re probably pretty stale…

    I bought them at the Fuji Mart on the Post Road in Greenwich, CT. 

    I just thought the name was so funny, I had to get them!

    I love Candy Blog and try to read it every day.  Candy Blog and Cute Overload are the little bright spots in my workday. smile

    Thanks!

    -Erin
    http://www.foundontheground.com

    Comment by Erin on 7/19/06 at 4:19 am #
  9. The brand of this candy is actually FUJIYA, it says so on the upper right hand corner in little writing. smile

    Comment by Kelly on 11/30/08 at 12:52 am #

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