I’m a big fan of mochi and came across green tea mochi. Of course I had to try it!
I’ve had packaged green tea mochi before… but this particular brand of mochi wasn’t that soft, gooey mochi texture. It was a bit like biting into a stone…
Wow, I haven’t posted on greentealicious in months! But 2 posts in one day? I am on a roll!
It’s been a while!
So a new shopping centre popped up in my local area last year and I was ecstatic that a Daiso store was going to open up there!
At last, I finally got to to visit the store and boy did I find lots of green tea goodies! I selected a couple of interesting matcha snacks…
1. Furuta Everyone Cookies
The cookies come individually packaged. You get a whiff of green tea once you take the cookie out of its packet and there’s a subtle matcha taste. Other than that, it tastes like a chocolate chip cookie.
2. DARS Uji Matcha Chocolate
Haven’t been to a Daiso store in a while and am a little heartbroken that they no longer go by the “EVERYTHING $2.80”. This chocolate was $3.80… yikes.
It’s a dark chocolate… very rich chocolate (no pun intended) with a matcha centre.
I’m a big fan of the dark chocolate taste and I was also pleased that the chocolate came as individual pieces like they do with some Lindt chocolates.
3. Meiji Hello Panda – Matcha Green Tea Cream Filling
Growing up, Hello Panda was the go to snack and I fondly remember my school canteen selling the chocolate and strawberry cream filling flavours. It was the closest thing to junk food the canteen sold once they removed ice cream and chips from the shelves. So, bonus points for nostalgia.The green tea cream filling tastes a lot like the green tea kit kat.The matcha taste is distinct which I love.
4. Meito Condensed Milk & Green Tea Candy
I’m not a big fan of hard candy but I was curious what this would taste like. It has a very matcha taste and there’s literally condensed milk inside. I like to chew on my candy and I found the shell to be quite thin, so less sucking time. I thought it was an ok candy.
Well, that’s it for my Daiso… haul (?). Until next time!
This snack is a must have. For $3.40, I guess it was worth the first time experience of biting into this green tea ice cream/red bean/wafer snack. It’s summer time here in Australia and I am melting. I couldn’t be bothered waiting for my train for 17 minutes (because… Sydney Trains… nuff said) so I decided to go shopping.
Didn’t go far as I discovered TongLi supermarket in Auburn Central.
They have so much green tea products in there! The products are so much cheaper than the Korean store in Lidcombe where I bought my tub of green tea ice cream.
It looks just like the picture on the package! And for that, I am super impressed. It tasted as good as it looked!
It’s interesting because I didn’t get brain freeze at all whilst biting into this. I guess it’s because of the wafer that surrounds it that protects your teeth?
9.5/10 would highly recommend and eat it again!
As for the nutritional content…
I put the nutrition and ingredients list in there in case anyone wants to check it out but has dietary restrictions.
Can’t wait to try out more of Tong Li’s cheap green tea snacks!
Have I got an interesting snack for you all today! Coconut rolls! They come in a variety of flavours… but I opted for… you guessed it… THE GREEN TEA FLAVOURED!
What on earth is mulberry green tea?
The colour isn’t as green as it is on the box! Now that I look at it, they look a little like rolled up turds. Hahahah. They’re quite cute though.
But don’t let their appearance make you lose their appetite…
The taste is interesting. It’s crunchy and a little savoury. DID NOT taste like matcha at all. The dominant taste was coconut. Another misleading product. To be honest, it’s not an unpleasant taste. But I just feel disappointed and feel a little cheated because I was expecting the matcha taste!
Should’ve checked the ingredients list. SURPRISE SURPRISE. Green tea powder is one of the last on the list. 2%! No wonder I couldn’t taste it.
I bought these from Sydney’s Flemington Markets. Not sure if it was worth the $7 price tag since there were only 25 pcs in each box. It would taste nice with ice cream though! Maybe a matcha ice cream.
Always check the ingredients yo!