Friday, April 7, 2006

Meiji Lucky Mini Almond

While I’m partial to Pocky, I’m trying to open up and try a few of the other dipped cookie sticks from Japan. Last week it was Yan Yan, this week I bring you Lucky Mini Almond Black.

image

These petite little sticks of chocolate flavored biscuit stucks are covered with a mix of dark chocolate and crushed almonds. Like Pocky, there’s a little bit of uncovered stick so you can grab it and not worry about melting the chocolate as you nibble.

The package holds a brown plastic tray with two sections filled with the sticks. Each stick is about 2.5” long. There are plenty of almonds and it’s got a good mellow crunch to the biscuit without being too sweet.

The ingredients have some oddities, including things like “cheese powder” and “cream powder” but these definitely have no hint of the cheesiness of the Yan Yan.

Overall, as a nuttier version of Pocky, this is pretty good. I actually like the high ratio of chocolate and nuts and the slightly flavored biscuit. It’s no Men’s Pocky, but it’s a great afternoon snack that doesn’t feel too decadent.

Name: Lucky Mini Almond
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Meiji
Place Purchased: Mitsuwa (Little Tokyo)
Price: $1.49
Size: 1.9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 168
Categories: Chocolate, Cookie, Nuts, Japan, Meiji

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:43 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. It’s a good thing they’re “dark black”, because that “light black” is just so unappetizing in a candy… :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 4/07/06 at 3:03 am #
  2. Oooh! I saw these in my asian mart the other day. I didn’t pick up any cause I’m a die-hard pocky fan. Have you tried the “Taro” Pocky yet? It’s the purple sweet potato kind (they were sitting right next to these on the shelf) and it’s a really interesting Pocky! I suggest you check them out. smile

    Comment by Sera on 4/08/06 at 1:29 pm #
  3. I, for one, totally have to have my Glico brand Pocky.

    Meiji’s Yan Yan is the pits, although the chocolate isn’t as cheesy flavored as the strawberry.  This looks palatable because it’s pre-coated and such… maybe I should give it a shot.  =/

    Keep reviewing Asian snacks!!!!  They’re so interesting and nummmmy.

    Comment by Kirsten on 4/08/06 at 4:34 pm #
  4. The lucky mini almond is simply delicious!!!!

    Comment by Me on 5/17/06 at 1:56 pm #

Name:

Email:
(not published)

Location:
(not published - please don't put your address in there)

URL:

Comments may be held for moderation to prevent spam and other violations of the Candy Blog Comment Policy

Remember me!

Get updates to comments on this post?

Next entry: The Saga of the Valomilk - Review

Previous entry: The Saga of the Valomilk: Four of Five

Trackback URL: http://www.candyblog.net/trackback827




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT

FEEDS

SEARCH

  • Enter search term

CONTACT

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Here are some frequently asked questions emailed to me you might want to read first.

EMAIL DIGEST

    For a daily update of Candy Blog reviews, enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

CANDY RATINGS

TYPE

BRAND

COUNTRY

ARCHIVES

Meticulously photographed and documented reviews of candy from around the world. And the occasional other sweet adventures. Open your mouth, expand your mind.

 

 

 

 

Facebook IconTwitter IconTumblr IconRSS Feed IconEmail Icon

COUNTDOWN

Candy Season Ends (Easter)

2 days

 

 

 

Which seasonal candy selection do you prefer?

Choose one or more:

  •   Halloween
  •   Christmas
  •   Valentine's Day
  •   Easter

 

image 

image

ON DECK

These candies will be reviewed shortly:

• Patric Chocolate

• Amano Chocolates

• Candy Rant: Stimulants are not Energy

• Candy Encyclopedia: The Difference Between Gummi and Jelly

• Candy Rant: If your Licorice isn’t black, it isn’t Licorice

 

 

image