Candy Warehouse

Old Time Candy - Yummy Candy, Discount Prices - Feel Like a Kid!

Cool and wacky candy from Japan

Candy Review: KitKat iStick

Categories: Awesomely Addictive Candy,Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy,Limited Edition Candy

KitKat istick.jpg

Is it just me, or does this limited edition KitKat from Japan sound like an iPod accessory? Thankfully it’s not, as it would be both expensive and not a tasty candy bar.

The iStick KitKat was a summer release and unlike the other varieties, was found in the freezer section of stores. It is meant to be eaten cold. No rules apply though, you can eat an iStick at room temperature if you’d like. I didn’t eat my first one cold and I quickly found out why. The chocolate is so rich that it melts rather quickly in your hands, making one big delicious mess. Other than temperature preferences, the iStick is very different from all the other Kitkats.

The size is perfect, the in-between of a BigKat (or what they now call the KitKat Chunky) and a normal KitKat. Each finger 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide and one package comes with two fingers in it rather than one or four. The rest of the makeup of the iStick is identical to a regular KitKat, except for the top of the bar where the wafers have been removed and a layer of fudge replaces it. Yeah, you heard me. A KitKat with a fudge layer in it. I am officially in heaven.

Kitkat iStick Bar

The taste? Wow, just wow! It is incredibly chocolatey, I could hardly believe it. It’s like eating brownie batter! The fudge layer is a lot larger than the box illustration lets on. It can take up to 1/2 of the inside of this KitKat, and boy can you really taste it! The fudge and wafers balance perfect texture-wise, and the smooth chocolate coating just adds another level of bliss. The size is perfect for eating too: not to big, not too small. It’s Ddefinitely one of my favorite KitKat bars EVER! I wish they’d make something like this in the U.S., I think it’d be really popular. I give it the Candy Addict Awesomely Addictive Candy Award!

Awesomely Addictive Award

Candy Review: Decorer Pocky: Chocolate and Peach

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy

Decorer Pocky Chocolate Peach

Happy White Day everyone! Whether you know it or not, today is a day when men who were given chocolate by women on Valentines Day return the favor. So of course Glico has released a set of Decorer Pocky especially for these two love oriented days. Now getting a gift for your special someone is just a convenience store away. How could you resist this classic and convenient treat with it’s pretty box decorated with hearts, to show your affection?

We’re all familiar with Decorer Pocky and these two newcomers are no different in format but are very different in flavor:

The chocolate is flavorful, but not overly so. I was expecting an overload of chocolate because the coating looks so rich and thick. How misleading! Aside from that, it’s a good mild chocolate which is very thick and creamy and melts well in your mouth.

Peach: Tastes of “white peach” that you often find in juice and fruit gummi. It’s very fresh and not artificial tasting at all. The flavor is light, fruity and sweet with floral notes to it. It’s amazing how different the flavor is from the US versions. Very tasty.

Decorer Pocky Chocolate Peach Packets

I recommend picking these up if you see them, regardless if you’re buying them for yourself, that special someone, or are lucky enough to receive “in thanks” as I did.

Buy Decorer Pocky online:

candy, sweets, Japan, Japanese, foreign, Pocky, chocolate, peach

Japanese KitKats are Good Luck Charms

Categories: Candy,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy

KitKat Japan Goodluck

Spring is approaching (well, for some of us anyways) and no one understands this better than the Japanese. The cherry blossoms (sakura) will be in bloom followed by the intense and dreaded college entrance exams that many Japanese students study so hard for.

Parents of these students express their support buy buying them chocolate in the form of Kitkats! They do this because the the name of Kitkat in Japan “Kitto Katsu” translates to “you shall surely win/be victorious”. The Japanese love plays on words and puns, so of course they see KitKat as a very auspicious chocolate bar. Nestle (who makes KitKats in Japan, not Hershey) noticed the increased demand for the candy and has happily complied. They even released a limited edition Sakura Kitkat last year especially for the occasion.

candy, sweets, kitkat, kitkats, Kit Kat, Kit Kats, Japan, Japanese, good luck, chocolate

What Flavor of Pocky Are You?

Categories: Candy,Candy Games,Foreign (non-US) Candy

You Are Green Tea Pocky

Your attitude: natural and zen
Peaceful yet full of life. Deep and thoughtful.
You’re halfway to tantric bliss!

I’ve always enjoyed filling out the hundreds of online quizzes that exist on the internet. Luckily, I’ve finally found one that suited for all us Candy Addicts: The What Flavor of Pocky Are You Quiz! I’ve never thought about candy philosophically in terms of assigning personalities to it or visa versa. Maybe the idea spawned from a Pocky induced sugar rush?

In any case, this Pocky Quiz is so much fun! Are you Chocolate Pocky? Strawberry? Decorer? As you can tell from the image above, I am Green Tea Pocky. I don’t think that it completely sounds like me, but Green Tea Pocky is yummy, so who am I to argue?

candy, sweets, pocky, quiz, fun, foreign, chocolate, Japan, Japanese

Candy Review: Grape and Apple Decorer Pocky

Categories: Candy,Candy Reviews,Chocolate Candy,Foreign (non-US) Candy

Pocky Decorer Grape Apple

Pocky, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is one of the most popular candies in Japan. It’s basically a long thin biscuit stick that has a flavored frosting coating covering one end. In the past decade it has been increasing in popularity in the US. Many varieties and flavors exist with chocolate being the standard. The name “Pocky” references the the “poc” sound the candy makes when you bite it. Pretty neat huh?

“Just like a decoration cake on a stick!” chirps the label on the packet. The Decorer Pocky is the biggest and thickest of all the Pocky, mainly due to two layers of frosted coating on the biscuit stick. The top layer is very artfully applied and it does look like cake frosting in a very removed way. Each packet inside the box contains 4 packets of only 3 sticks (unlike the other types of Pocky which give you 4 or more per packet) and is a little deceiving in terms of satisfaction. They’re more satisfying than they seem! I like the Decorer Pocky line simply because there’s “more” of an already good thing and it takes a long time to eat.

Pocky Decorer Grape Stick

The Decorer I tried was the new fall 2006 flavors:

Mild Grape: The bottom layer is a mild chocolate while the “decor” layer is grape flavored. The stick itself is pretty, with the light lavender of the grape against the creamy brown chocolate. The taste is very good, which says a lot of since I’ve never especially been a fan of grape flavored candy. The closest thing I can relate it to is a grape flavored Tootsie Pop, just as you manage to get both the flavors of the coating with the chocolate chew. There’s also a very tangy aftertaste which I can’t quite put my finger on.

Apple: The bottom layer is a white-yellow colored white chocolate with a faint buttery apple flavor while the “decor” layer is light brown and flecked with cinnamon. The texture is creamy while the overall flavor is light and delicate. I was expecting more of a straight apple flavor and instead I got apple pie a la mode. The cinnamon is beautifully worked in. Lovely surprise!

Overall, these are very delicious and refreshing fruity flavors. I’d recommend the Decorer line to any Pocky fans out there, as well as those of us who love frosting and eat cake just for the icing.

Buy Decorer Pocky online:

candy, sweets, Pocky, Japan, Japanese, fruit, grape, apple, chocolate