December 2018 Japan Candy Box

December 2018 Japan Candy Box

Hello and happy Tuesday. I thought my Japan Candy Box had been a one-time purchase, but apparently I subscribed, which means in December I got a box. And I ate all the candy before taking a picture for the thumbnail, so instead you have that glossy magazine paper that comes with each box to illustrate what I ingested. Let’s get started, shall we?

Kanro Candemina Assembly

These are like blocks you can actually put together and “build” stuff. I think that’s the selling part of this, rather than the actual flavor. The pieces of candy are supposedly sour, but they taste so chemically that you can’t even sense it. I ate the entire bag (obviously), but I think if there’s a next time, I’ll just have one or two, for funsies.

Christmas Umaibo Chocolate Flavor 

This apparently was a very forgettable chocolate bar because I don’t remember it at all. Chocolate is good. The fact that it’s forgettable means that I didn’t hate it, so at least there’s that.

Black Thunder Christmas Minibar

You know from last week’s post that I love crunchy chocolate bars, especially those with cookies in them. I can’t say a lot about this one because I really don’t remember it, but it must have been good. I know this isn’t the best review ever, but I want you to see the different kinds of snacks and candy included in the box, and for you to sense how varied it its.

Tohato Christmas Caramel Corn 

In Colombia we have caramel snacks like this. Imagine the original Cheetos, but instead of tasting salty or having a cheese flavor, they taste like caramel. This is what these snacks were, and I’m pretty sure for some reason there were some stray peanuts at the bottom of the bag as well. I like that these were included because even though they’re sweet, they qualify more as a snack, so I think they’re an option for people who don’t really like candy, but who still enjoy caramel.

Bourbon Petit Cinnamon Biscuits

These cookies take the cake when it comes to this Japan Candy Box. They are teeny tiny tea cookies that taste like cinnamon and Christmas and love. I thoroughly enjoyed them and I wish the box had come with more. I’m not even a huge fan of cinnamon, but given that these cookies were so small, the amount was just perfect and not at all overpowering.

Ginbis Christmas Shimi Choco Corn Snack 

I’m trying to remember this, but I’m having a hard time as well (sorry, I know I suck). In Colombia we also have chocolate-covered corn snacks, so I think that’s what these probably look and taste like. Again, the fact that this isn’t really considered candy makes it a very interesting option for people who just want a taste of something sweet.

Bourbon Tsum Tsum Xmas Biscuits and Yaokin Merry Christmas Fugashi Snack

I’m sorry, I really can’t help you with these ones. I have no idea what they are or what they taste like.

Glico Caplico Atama White Milk Chocolate

This was chocolate in the shape of an ice cream cone, and my only memory of it is that I wanted to drink a glass of water after I ate this. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good chocolate, but to me it was way too milky and sweet. If you like rich chocolate, that is thick and dense, then you’ll love this.

Fortune Telling Ramune Candy

Like the brick candy, these are cool because of the way they are presented, rather than because of their flavor. They just come like pills, and have different colors and designs on them. Other than that, they’re just like any other candy out there.

That’s it for today’s haul. In the comments below tell me about a subscription box you’ve tried recently and you’d like me to try as well.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

Japan Candy Box

Japan Candy Box

 

Hello and happy Friday. Today’s post really excites me because I love talking about snacks, especially if they’re cheap and foreign. I have done Kawaii Box unboxings, and I love that they come with candy. Well, today I will haul the Japan Candy Box, which only contains candy and yummy snacks. Let’s get started, shall we?

Meiji Gochi Sour Plum Gummies

I love gummies but I’d never had plum flavored ones. I loved these. They are coated with sour sugar, which makes my mouth water just to think about. I will say though, that the smell that comes from the bag is super chemically, but you shouldn’t expect anything else from a bag of Japanese gummies. I mean, if you want natural sweets, look elsewhere.

Kit Kat Cranberry Almond Minibar 

This was good. Anything Kit Kat related is. I have to say, though, that the cranberries tasted and felt more flowery than fruity, if that makes any sense. It was a teeny tiny bite, but I’d definitely have the full size thing.

Osatsu Doki Sweet Potato Chips- Apple Pie Flavor

I don’t remember eating anything apple pie flavor, but I do remember eating a bag of sweet potato chips that were indeed very sweet. I like to add salt or mayo to my sweet potato fries, and even though they’re technically the same thing, the chips just aren’t the same for me. They were good, just not great.

Kanro Pure Gummy Mixed Berry Flavor

This supposedly was made with real fruit juice, and I’ll believe them, because I could sense a difference in taste compared to the other gummies. Japanese people love their sour gummies and their sour sugar, and I love them for that.

Gudetama White Chocolate Bar

I’m pretty sure this is the same concept as a Kit Kat. Wafer covered by chocolate. Make it white chocolate and I’m a happy camper. This was a regular-sized chocolate, so I could enjoy more of it, which was awesome.

Calbee Jagabee Osastubee Sweet Potato Chips

These are actually shaped like fries, which made me enjoy them more, just because of what I said earlier. They had that sweet/salty taste that I really like, so out of the two sweet potato items in the box, this is definitely my favorite.

Coris Plum Chewy Candy

Okay, the Japanese people love plum, apparently, and even though that’s not a very common flavor for my Colombian palette, I thought it was good. I love chewy candy, but I have to say that I was disappointed that these weren’t actually gum. It would’ve made them much cooler in my opinion.

Bonchi Ponsuke Arare Crackers

This is probably one of the oddest things I’ve tasted. I’m all picky when it comes to textures and this is one I couldn’t figure out. It was like eating pop in a way, but the flavor and the heaviness of it were not like pop corn at all. I did eat the whole bag in one sitting and felt kinda sick at the end, but I think it was the huge amount of carbs I’d just consumed.

Bourbon Bit Chocolate Crunch 

Bourbon is actually the brand, so don’t worry if like me you don’t like alcohol in your body. This one was, like the description said, crunchy, and I was very happy about it. I love crunchy chocolate more than I like regular chocolate, and I love regular chocolate. This, too, was a very small piece, so I’d have a larger size any day.

Pine Sherbert Pero Fun Dip Lollipop

This was amazing. I love the type of candy you can dip into powder, and I love biting the lollipop once the powder is gone because I have no self-control and I can’t just lick it. I’m not sure what the flavor was, but I liked it.

Out of these delicious items, which would you like to try and why?

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila

Fancy-Ass Snacks

Fancy-Ass Snacks

Hello and happy Tuesday. Let’s talk about food, babies, because it’s no secret that I love to eat and I love snacks. The ones I’m hauling today are from this super fancy store I always walk by on my way home from therapy. This is the kind of stuff that you’d get at a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, but I’m only just saying that because I’ve never gone to either. Let’s get started, shall we?

First we have peanut butter pop corn, which I got because of the novelty, but I ended up liking. It’s one of those healthy snacks that really have no calories and will leave you hungry within ten minutes of eating, but they were nice. This particular brand is Colombian, but I’m sure that in the U.S there are many brands already releasing products like this. One pack of this pop corn costs a little under 60 cents, so that’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

Then we have white cheddar cheese pop corn, which is nothing new but it’s the ultimate snack for me. To be honest, I’d never seen white cheddar pop corn in Colombia, but I’d tried it in the States and was obviously excited to see this Colombian brand producing it. The price is just under 60 cents as well.

Another snack that I love from the States are sweet potato fries, so I didn’t think twice about getting sweet potato chips. Let me tell you, I wasn’t thrilled. I mean, I guess what I like about sweet potato fries is adding lots of salt and mayo to them, not really eating, well, sweet potatoes. Who would’ve known? That bag cost a little over $1.50, but we’re not going to talk about it.

I got a nut cookie for the road, which is why you see an empty bag in the bottom row. I like nut cookies and oatmeal cookies, but because this was vegan and basically had no real ingredients it was super dry. I wouldn’t have minded had I been able to drink a glass of almond milk with it or something, but I was walking in the street, so that was not possible. This cookie cost $1.35.

Finally I got a vegan brownie. Yes, I know, it was a vegan brownie, and I should’ve known what to expect based on previous experiences. That being said, it could’ve been worse. I mean, I did eat it all. I paid for it a little under $2, which I do regret because it was an expensive brownie.

Which of these snacks would you be more curious to try? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

Fancy-Ass Snacks #2

Fancy-Ass Snacks #2

 

Hello and happy Friday. This is the last time I’ll stop by that super expensive store and buy overpriced snacks, I promise.

Today’s is a mini haul inspired by a craving I had. You see, I once had a sample for kale chips and they were actually good, so I decided to go back to the store another day and buy them. The box you see there is 40 grams of lemon flavored kale chips and cost $4.29. It’s honestly not the cheapest snack, and though I kind of enjoyed it, I haven’t had more than one serving, so to me it wasn’t worth it. At least I can truly say I tried kale chips and they’re not for me, right?

I also got two bags of pita bites. The yellow ones are cheese flavored and the red ones are cinnamon flavored. I liked the salty ones better. I think the flavor of the sweet ones was too strong and I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon in large concentrations. I also think they were too dry, so I’d maybe have a glass of water or something in close proximity. Each of these bags is $1, which might not seem too much, but I think that it’s kind of expensive for a snack.

Have you tried any of these snacks? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila

What I Eat in a Day

What I Eat in a Day

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Hello and happy Tuesday. Relax, everybody. I’m neither a nutritionist nor a fit expert. I am a person whose diet consist basically of carbs and I’m not here to teach anybody what to eat. I’m doing this post because one day I was talking to someone and they told me that they had a sandwich every day for lunch, and I realized that I’m used to eating like a queen because the schools I’ve worked at provide me with delicious food, but many people aren’t that lucky. What I’m sharing today is what I normally eat in a weekday. Let’s get started, shall we?

BREAKFAST

I have breakfast as I’m getting dressed, and I’m super lucky because my mom is the one who makes it for me. As I said before, my diet is basically carbs, so that’s what I start my day with. A standard breakfast food for me is grilled cheese. I don’t like hot beverages in the morning because I’m in a rush so I don’t have the time or patience to wait for them to cool down enough for me to drink, so I usually drink either almond milk or juice.

SNACK 

Yes, I’m lucky enough to have a mid-morning snack. Yesterday we were given cake, some days we get bread, and we always get baked goods of the sort. I don’t drink anything with my snack, but I’m constantly drinking water throughout the day.

LUNCH 

A Colombian lunch, and specifically a Colombian school lunch will for sure get you full and ready to teach the last two hours of class. I usually have one or two carbs, so for example today I had potatoes and rice. The protein for me is vegetarian. One day I was given falafel, and I usually had beans or lentils. Of course, a balanced meal requires salad, and fruit, and because I’m a child I always get dessert. With that, I drink juice.

SNACK

I have my afternoon snack at home, which consists of chips, a mini cake, and juice.

DINNER

I eat for dinner what I would for breakfast, but I obviously go for something different to what I ate in the morning.

Do your meals of the day look anything like mine? Tell me about them in the comments below.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

Spanish Snack Haul 2

Spanish Snack Haul 2

Hello and happy Saturday. A while ago, I shared with you some snacks I bought in Spain, and today I bring you another edition because my dad literally got me a suitcase full of food. This was all bought at El Corte Inglés, which is a must if you’re in Spain. You can get everything from fancy clothes and expensive perfumes to the snacks in the picture, all in the same place.

I’m not going to share the prices of what I’m featuring today because they were all presents and I just think it’s rude to see how much they cost. I will however link each product so that you can check it out for yourself. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

 

 

TOSTA RICA OCEANIX 

These are your basic chocolate cookies with chocolate chips. They are rectangular, so they actually look like mini toasts rather than actual cookies. I had them with almond milk and also on their own and they’re good.

QUELITAS CON PIPAS

These are salty and they have sunflower seeds in them. I think these were my favorite snack out of everything my dad got me, and I feel that even the two bags weren’t enough. I also think that the fact that they’re not sweet and has seeds gives the impression of being a healthier snack.

VIRGINIAS HELLO KITTY GLUTEN AND LACTOSE FREE COOKIES 

I hauled these last time and of course I got my dad to bring me more. These are really nice and I like both the flavor and the texture. Again, when I eat them I feel like I’m having something on the healthier side. Plus, they’re shaped like Hello Kitty, which makes them super cute.

HARIBO FAVORITOS CLASSIC

You might not know this about me, but gummies are probably my favorite sweet. I especially the sugar coated ones or the ones with liquid filling. These were just the icing on the cake and the thing I didn’t share with anybody, and this time I controlled myself so I didn’t get sick afterwards. TMI?

CADBURY FINGERS 

This is the kind of thing I could sit down and eat all by myself in a matter of minutes. I adore chocolate and cookies, and both of them combined like this is just one of the reasons to believe life is beautiful. Also, isn’t Cadbury like iconic? I don’t know, but  definitely was left wanting more of these.

PIPAS DE CALABAZA 

Hello, my name is Camila and ever since I went to Mexico in 2014 I’ve been obsessed with pumpkin seeds. They’re probably a must when I go to the States, and now I know they’re also sold in Spain. You can get them in Colombia, but without the shell, which for me makes no sense whatsoever because I’m one of those people who, yes, eats the shell too.

Out of all these snacks, which would you try and why?

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

Spanish Snacks Haul

Spanish Snacks Haul

Hello and happy Saturday. Let’s talk about food, babies! No, that’s not going to be the name of a new series, but I just *had* to type that. Today we are going to talk about food, though, because I bought some snacks while I was in Spain and I wast to talk about them with you.

Now, I love chips, both literal and metaphorical ones (if you’ve been here long enough, you’ll get the reference) but in Madrid I only bought sweet snacks to take home. By that I mean cookies and chocolates. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

Nesquick Chocolate Bar

I looked for it online and couldn’t find it, so I’m thinking maybe it was a limited edition thing or something. It was good but not the best. I actually didn’t eat it all myself, but left it at home after I went to Baltimore. My mom ate it, but she didn’t say it was particularly great either and she loves chocolate. I definitely could’ve done without it.

Nutella B-Ready

Okay, so these are like cookie bars filled with Nutella, or like the product description puts it, Nutella covered by a thin, crunchy cookie. If this existed in Colombia, I’d always have at least one box at home. I mean, if you’re a Nutella lover and you get the chance, try this, you won’t regret it in the slightest.

Tosta Rica Choco Guay

We actually had cookies like this in Colombia when I was a kid, so I bought these for the sake of memory. I’ve tried different cookie sandwiches in my life, but none like these. I love that the cookie is smooth and not overly sweet, and I love the chocolate and vanilla cream filling. The box comes with separate packages, so that’s also super convenient. If you want to see what my childhood tasted like, try these cookies.

Mary Lee Mini Caramel Wafers 

These are just crazy good. They’re literal miniature Belgian waffles that taste like caramel. I had tried these in Colombia, but they’re very expensive and you can only find them in a specialized market, so when I saw this bag, I also saw my chance of experiencing the goodness again. I ate them plain, but I guess if you want to be fancy, you can add stuff. Hey, how about Nutella?

Virginias Hello Kitty Gluten and Lactose- Free Cookies 

Come on, these cookies are like the dream. They’re shaped like Hello Kitty, they’re sweet but not excessively so, and they’re healthy. Plus, the box included a Hello Kitty fork. They are not amazingly flavored, but they’re good, and I think they’re a great option to have for everyday.

Have you tried any of these snacks? What is your favorite foreign snack? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila