Friday, March 4, 2011

Japanarama Review: Matcha Milk "Bamboo" Biscuits

If you're a fan of Japanese candy/snacks at all, these may look somewhat familiar to you.  Meiji makes a line of cookie/chocolate snacks in random "nature" themes, the most popular ones being mushrooms, tree trunks, and these bamboo shoots (above).  Normally they are regular biscuits with milk chocolate tops, but this was one of the first time I'd seen a matcha (green tea) version.

The bamboo biscuits are individually wrapped inside the box- not exactly environmentally friendly, but nice for bringing a few along as a snack, or sharing with others.  With the regular milk chocolate mushrooms, it's really easy to mindlessly eat the whole box in one sitting, but these made it more tedious to do so, which is probably a good thing.  They run pretty true to size compared to the drawing- you can see a real one sitting on the top of the box, compared to the drawings on the bottom left. 

Taste-wise, these have a great sweet matcha flavor that goes really well with the somewhat bland biscuit bottom.  They're bite-sized nuggets of matcha fun, haha.  Plus, they sort of look like mini Christmas trees so it'd be fun to used them for holiday food decorating... just me? Haha.