My first napaJapan order

Late in 2015 I finally decided to admit defeat on finding interesting Japanese candy locally.  I may not have looked hard enough, but I found almost nothing.  It was disappointing.  You (I) can only watch so many fun things you want to try scroll by on Twitter, etc., tasted and tested by other people, before you just want to get in on it yourself.  After a little poking around at sites I’d seen recommended, I went with napaJapan and placed an order.  Mostly Hi Chew and Mentos.012516-01 Continue reading

Cracker crush – new Triscuits Smoked Gouda

Impulse bought a box of new Smoked Gouda Triscuits at Target and normally wouldn’t bother blogging about them, but these are fabulous.  It’s a good thing they’re Triscuits, because I feel like it would be easy to destroy a box of a lighter, easier to eat cracker that tasted this good.020316-1Seriously, if you like Triscuits and smoked gouda, try these.

They contain both natural smoke flavor and gouda cheese powder.  The box smells quite smoky, more so than individual crackers.  Each cracker doesn’t really look blasted with cheese powder, or however marketers like to describe their flavor powder dispersal, but they have a very cheesy taste, there’s no missing it.  The coating is noticeable, just not excessively enthusiastic.  They just nailed it, they taste like a Triscuit with a thin slice of smoked gouda on it.  Added bonus: unlike some snacks, after eating a handful, no weird aftertaste or unpleasant mouth coating of flavor paste.