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Mentos choco

I am not a fan of mentos mints of the fruit flavours but the mentos choco series were sooooooooooooo delicious.
It was chewy caramel filled with chocolate.
There are two flavours choco caramel and mint caramel filled with chocolate.

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I got this Moringa seed from my colleague and he made me really curious to try it because he said it tastes different to everyone.
Apparently it reflects the condition of your body accordingly to the taste you get.

For me, I got an extremely bitter pecany taste followed by sweetness.
The effects did not end there, the water tasted really sweet which was scarily weird.
This phenomenon lasted about 10 minutes.
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Moringa seeds are said to have a powerful cleansing effect on the body.



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I am not a fan of custard creams or bourbon biscuits but I like the giant version because they are just fun and visually stunning.
You won’t find them in the biscuit section because they are located in the freshly baked section as they make them everyday.
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Giant Bourbon:
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=288136554
Giant custard cream:
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=288136715
As well as Giant custard creams, they also have a custard cream spread.
http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=284754252

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Pink n whites are sugar coated pink and white marshmallows sandwiched between two crispy wafers.
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Almost every kid in the UK has eaten them before.
I love them because they are not as sweet as they look with delicious chewy marshmallow in the middle.
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http://www.pinknwhites.com/
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I love the supermarket but not the queues and now they have self-Checkout counters which is really good because you can do it yourself.
I have tried the self-check counter in UK and HK.

The HK self-checkout is simple and almost idiot proof but it allows people to steal if they really wanted to by accidentally not scanning an item, whereas in UK, your shopping is weighed before scanning so that the scanned weight should match the weight before.

In terms of payment, UK is better because you can pay by card, cash, coupons and even scan offers/discounts whereas Hong Kong only allows credit card and octopus.

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Idiot proof Hong Kong Self-checkout counter:

Before you start, make sure your octopus has enough credit or pay by credit card which I haven’t tried yet.
I am not sure if there is an English interface but I couldn’t find it but basically you touch the screen to activate it.

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Press start
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Scan your item
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Once all items have been scanned press the ENTER button
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Choose form of payment
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I chose the octopus, so you basically tap the octopus and the receipt will be printed out you are ready to go with your goods..
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UK Self-checkout counter:
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Accepts card, cash and coupons!!

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Where you collect your change 
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 Receipt:
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#惠康超級市場 #惠康自助付款 #自助付款 #自助購物


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I love Bombay mixes so my colleague got me this from India.
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It is a sweet and sour mix hence the name Khatta Meetha and it contains rice flakes, chick peas, peanuts, sago, red lentils.
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The curry flavour is there without being too spicy with a delicious sweet and sour taste just like Chinese sweet and sour and the mix is extremely light and not oily compared to other brands.
It comes in a good packaging that is well labelled with nutrition values and ingredients.
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www.haldirams.com


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Thanks to Ivy for getting me these freeze dried strawberry slices.

Interestingly they are Korean.

I had the illusion they were from Israel or the middle east because the brand is called Hephzibah which sounds Middle eastern and in the middle east, there are lots of dried fruit produces because of the climate.

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The strawberry slices were crispy and the taste was really impressive because it was natrually sour which meant there were no artificial sweeteners.

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The smell of fresh strawberries could be smelt from the slices.

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Microwaved taro

I love taro but it seems too bothersome to cook because it is similar to a potato where you have to peel off the skin.

What's worse is that the Taro skin is muddy and uneven.

Just for fun I microwaved dry it to see if it was a possible solution.

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After microwaving it for 6 minutes, the results were quite good, the skin on the outside became dry and separated from the taro and it was easy to peel off.

However some parts of the taro were really dry, but the moist part was edible.

(For bigger taros, longer microwaving time may be required.)
I ate them plain, so there was not much taste but the texture was quite viscous.

For more flavouring, I am just going to add salt next time and maybe I will try turn it over halfway through and then microwave it again to see if it helps reduce the dryness.

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Thanks to Lemon Tea for these delicious Tom Yum Kung flavoured PRETZ sticks by Glico in Thailand.

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The flavour of these were intense and savory, with hints of lemon, lemongrass and they were quite spicy too with a spicy aftertaste.

The hint of lemon was the best with visible herbs on the Pretz sticks.

After eating half the packet, my tastebuds became accustomed to the spices and they smelt and tasted like the savory lemon puffs by the Garden brand.

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www.thaiglico.com

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The chestnut yoghurt was contained in a pretty glass jar and at the bottom there was a thin layer of chestnut puree.

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The yoghurt had a lovely tart taste while the sweet starchy chestnut puree at the bottom balanced the tartness of the yoghurt.

It had nice tones of vanilla with visible vanilla seeds in it.

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http://www.lafermiere.com/html/gb-moments-plaisir-marron.html

Some of the desserts in the range are contained in pretty ceramic jars such as the creme delice series.

http://www.lafermiere.com/html/gb-cremes-delice-chocolat.html

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Initially I did not notice the special edition cup noodles by Acecook because it was Black and did not stand out on the shelf.

Anyway, the black wrapping was quite classy and it was SQUID flavoured too!

It was the first time I came across squid flavoured cup noodles.

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Inside the box, there was a sachet of liquid sauce and a sachet of condiments containing dried squid and cabbage.

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After the pouring away the water in the custom made drainage holes on the corner, the noodles were ready to be mixed with sauce.

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Mixing sauce into it

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The taste was a bit disappointing because the squid taste was not obvious and the colour was not as black as I hope for squid ink.

http://www.acecook.co.jp/products/4901071207090.html

スーパーカップ 大盛りいかすみ焼そばブラック

発売から25周年を迎える人気シリーズから衝撃的な一杯が登場 ウスターソースをベースに“いかすみ”をブレンドした真っ黒なソースが特徴のカップ焼そば適度な弾力と歯切れを併せ持っためんです。大盛りで太く食べ応えのあるめんに仕上げました。

ウスターソースをベースに、いかすみを配合し、ガーリック等のスパイスを効かせたソースです。いかの風味を効かせたコクと旨みのある焼そばソースです。

シャキシャキした食感のキャベツ、風味の良いいかで仕上げました。

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Cheese flavoured seaweed! That's a first!

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Although it is a Korean product, there was Thai on the labeling too.

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When I opened the resealable bag, there was a really strong cheese smell.

(It was a little bit artificial for my liking).

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The pieces of seaweed were small and annoying just like toppings.

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As for the taste, it was very cheesy and savory but too salty.

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The first time I had green tea fondant cake was at Sinmei’s and then the Intercontinental hotel.

Now you can get it from Circle K convenience stores for $9.9.

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Before putting it in the microwave:

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After I took it out from the microwave, I was shocked to see the fondant had burst in the centre which was kind of funny. FXXK! Bursting and not molten cake! 頂!!!!爆心蛋糕

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As for the taste, it was really nice and not too sweet with a strong green tea taste.

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I love snacks soaked in Chinese wine but the ones by Original Taste all have bones (i.e ducks tongue, pork knuckles and chicken feet).

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I was glad there is now Squid to choose from because it was delicious, the wine has a really nice savory taste and the texture of the squid is really springy flavoured with the wine.

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Next time I am going to put them on my instant noodles/cup noodles with the wine as well.

原味家作上海酒糟鮮魷

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After trying some chestnut yoghurt yesterday, I was surprised to see Chestnut Hokkaido-Yo from Circle K, now shortened to Ho-Yo according to the poster!!

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Finally tried it and I felt that it lacked chestnut taste and it just tasted like Tiramisu/Coffee.

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Other flavours in the Hokkaido-Yo series.

Circle K Hokkaido-Yo Peach flavour

http://supersupergirl-food.blogspot.com/2012/07/circle-k-hokkaido-yo-peach-flavour.html

Circle K Hokkaido-Yo OriginalGrape and Fuji apple flavours

http://supersupergirl-food.blogspot.hk/2012/05/circle-k-exclusive-hokkaido-yo.html

Circle K Hokkaido-Yo Sweet Purple potato

http://supersupergirl-food.blogspot.com/2013/03/hokkaidoyopurplepotato.html

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Not a fan of these bear shaped biscuits filled with chocolate creme because the biscuit tastes weird and the chocolate tastes off!

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The one with strawberry filling was really artificial, I could smell it a metre away when this kid opened it!

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I was surprised to see instant wontons because they usually come frozen or freshly made to be cooked.

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There were quite a few flavours but I got the one with seaweed because I like seaweed.

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Basically it contained dried wontons and a sachet of soup base.

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It was simple to prepare, just open the lid, put the sachet of soup on the bowl, and add water to the line!

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After a few minutes, the wontons were soft with pieces of shiitake mushrooms and seaweed floating in the soup.

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The soup was quite nice and the wontons were smaller filled with grounded meat that was not as fatty as the fresh ones.

After googling it, I was surprised that it is a best seller in Japan and their brand came as early as 1993.

See supplemetary info from their pdf report.

http://www.maruchan.co.jp/ir/ar/documents/06_07404236_touyousuisann_hpkeisaiyou_000.pdf

Not only are they popular in Japan, they are popular in the US with a separate website too.

US Site:

http://www.maruchan.com

Japanese Site:

http://www.maruchan.co.jp

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After seeing fruit salads and giant gobsmackers at a local pub, I thought I was dreaming when I saw Flying Saucers!!

Now you can get flying saucers, Dib Dabs, Wham bars, Sherbet fountains, cola cubes, rhubarb n custard, fruit salads, black jacks, fizzy cola bottles, refreshers, fizz wiz and more retro sweets from the 70s and 80s at Bookazines or Sim’s Sweet Shop!!

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I have always wanted to try these magic straws that are said to flavour your milk.

Finally saw a place that had them and tried the chocolate.

They had other flavours too:

Wild berry, cookies and cream, orange and cream, chocolate and strawberry.

For the full range see:

http://www.magicstraws.com/gotmilk/products.php

NEW fun flavors coming in 2014!

Cotton Candy, Banana Split, Candy Corn and Rootbeer Float

Limited edition flavors!

Neapolitan, Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate Candy Cane
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I tried the chocolate and it was really nice because the milk is flavoured instantly by chocolate and it is not too sweet.

It makes plain milk taste better and a good way to increase daily calcium intake.

Basically, the straw is filled with tiny balls of compressed chocolate powder so that when you suck the straw, the milk is flavoured by the chocolate when it passes up the straw.

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Someone drinking it!

(Obviously not my hand because he has a really chubby hand)

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