June 2019 Japan Candy Box || Japan Candy Box de Junio de 2019

June 2019 Japan Candy Box || Japan Candy Box de Junio de 2019

(English)

Hello and happy Sunday. Today I’m bringing you one of my favorite types of unboxings because I love snacks and I love trying new candy. The reason why I’m so into Japan Candy Box is that I get so many products in a single box, and every month I get to discover something new, and it’s a fun treat to receive. I also love the fact that I don’t have to pay for shipping because it already comes included in the subscription price. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?

Kabaya Fruit Can Gummies

Gummies are only second to chocolate in my candy ranking. I really loved everything about these, from the packaging to the actual candy that looks like orange slices, to their texture and flavor. I even tried to get them through the Japan Candy Store but they were out of stock, so you know that many people think like me.

Ginbis Ginza Rusk White Vanilla

Okay, in theory, this could be amazing because we all know I love cookies, or anything crunchy for that matter. The thing is, the execution of these snacks wasn’t for me at all. The texture is kind of chalky, it’s the kind of food that kind of dissolves in your mouth, and I don’t like that. I also have a problem with the way Japanese vanilla or cream in general tastes because I feel it’s super buttery.

Yaokin Strawberry Roll Candy

This is literally the Japanese version of a Fruit Roll-Up or a Fruit By the Foot. I’m Colombian, so I don’t think I’d ever tried something like this although I knew about it, and I thought it was amazing.

Fortune Telling Strawberry Milk Candies

You were supposed to ask questions before you ate these or something, but I don’t like to play with my food, I just eat it. These taste exactly as it’s described: strawberry milk, so more like strawberry milkshake. They were good, but nothing remarkable.

Yaokin Long Chu Grape Taffy

If the other candy was like a Fruit Roll-Up, then this can be the Japanese version of a Laffy Taffy, only this was shorter and softer. I would prefer this to a Laffy Taffy actually.

Salty Lemon Kakipi Rice Crackers & Peanuts

I’m not kidding when I say my mouth watered as I was typing the name. These were amazing and I would totally eat them again. It’s common in Colombia to have lemon-flavored savory snacks like chips and peanuts, so this wasn’t really weird to me. Based on the texture and size of each cracker, I’d compare this snack to peanuts.

Marukawa Crushed Ice Cola Bubble Gum 

I have an issue with Japanese gum, and it’s that it loses its flavor and texture too quickly. It gets slimy and almost liquidy in a matter of minutes, which is annoying. I’d rather get chewy candy that isn’t gum for that matter.

Fruit Forest Mochi Candy

I think this fits into the “gummy” category, but it’s the kind of gummy I don’t like. The squares were tiny and hard to chew. The flavor was alright, but considering the size of each individual piece, it was hard to enjoy it. Also, the basket it came from was made of this carton-like wafer. All in all this was a fail for me.

Glico Pretz Extra Crisp Basil & Olive

I honestly didn’t think I’d like this at all and I totally did. I don’t know if I’d buy these pretzels again, but it was nice to try them out. They’re kind of oily when you take them out of the pack, which isn’t super fun, but they have a nice flavor.

Puré Green & Gold Kiwi Gummy

I love Puré gummies. I love the chunky sugar the gummies are coated with and I like that the candy is always sour. I’m not a huge fan of kiwi, but I liked how the gummies tasted.

Which of these would you like to try and why? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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(Español)

 

Hola y feliz domingo. Hoy les traigo uno de mis unboxings favoritos porque me encanta la comida y me encanta probar dulces nuevos. La razón por la que me gusta tanto la Japan Candy Box es que me llegan muchos productos en una sola caja y cada mes puedo descubrir algo nuvo, y es un premio que es divertido recibir. También me encanta que no hay que pagar por el envío porque ya viene incluido en el precio de la suscripción. ¿Comenzamos?

 

Gomas en Lata de Frutas Kabaya

Las gomitas tienen el segundo lugar después del chocolate en mi ranking de dulces. Realmente me encantó todo de estas gomitas, desde el empaque hasta los dulces que se ven como gajos de naranja, a la textura y el sabor. Incluso traté de comprarlas a través de la Japan Candy Store pero estaban agotadas, entonces muchas personas deben pensar como yo.

Ginbis Ginza Rusk de Vainilla Blanca 

Bueno, en teoría, esto podría ser excelente porque todos sabemos que me encantan las galletas, o cualquier cosa crujiente. La cosa es que la ejecución de esto no era para mí. La textura es un poco como de tiza, es el tipo de comida que se disuelve en la boca, y eso no me gusta. También tengo un problema con la forma como saben la vainilla o la crema japonesa porque se siente como mantequilla.

Yaokin Dulce en Rollo de Fresa

Esto es literalmente la versión japonesa de un rollo de fruta. Soy colombiana, entonces no creo que hubiera probado algo así aunque sabía de eso, y me pareció increíble.

Dulces de Leche de Fresa Que Dicen la Fortuna

Se supone que uno tenía que hacer una pregunta antes de comerse esto o algo, pero a mí no me gusta jugar con mi comida, yo solo me la como. Estos saben exactamente como los describen: leche de fresa, entonces más como una malteada de fresa. Estaban bien, pero nada memorable.

Yaokin Chu Dulce Largo Masticable de Uva 

Si los otros dulces eran como un rollo de fruta, entonces estos eran la versión japonesa de una Fruna, solo que más suave. Preferiría esto a una Fruna, de hecho.

Galletas de Arroz Kakipi & Maní con Sabor a Limón 

No estoy molestando cuando digo que mientras escribía el nombre se me hacía agua la boca. Estos estaban increíbles y me los comería otra vez. Es común en Colombia tener snacks salados con sabor a limón, como papas y maní, entonces esto no fue raro para mí. Basándome en la textura y el tamaño de cada galleta, compararía esto con maní.

Chicle de Cola con Hielo Picado Marukawa  

Tengo un problema con el chicle japonés, y es que pierde el sabor y la textura muy rápidamente. Se vuelve viscoso y casi líquido en cuestión de minutos, y eso me molesta. Me gustaría más recibir dulces masticables que no sean chicle, para esa gracia.

Dulces de Mochi de Frutos del Bosque 

Creo que esto entra en la categoría de “goma,” pero es el tipo de goma que no me gusta. Los cuadrados son muy pequeños y difíciles de masticar. El sabor estaba bien, pero considerando el tamaño de cada pieza individual, era difícil disfrutarlo. También, la canasta en la que venía estaba hecha de esta oblea con textura de cartón. En general, esto fue un fracaso para mí.

Glico Pretz Pretz Extra Crujiente de Albahaca & Aceituna

Honestamente no pensé que me gustaría esto y me encantó. No sé si compraría estos pretzels otra vez, pero me gustó probarlos. Son un poco grasosos cuando los sacas del paquete, lo que no es muy divertido, pero tienen un buen sabor.

Gomas Verdes & Doradas Puré 

Me encantan las gomas de Puré. Me encanta el azúcar gruesa en la que vienen recubiertas y me encanta que los dulces siempre son ácidos. No soy una gran fan del kiwi, pero me gustó cómo sabían estas gomas.

¿Cuál de estos dulces te gustaría probar y por qué? Cuéntame en los comentarios.

¡Feliz domingo!

Con amor, 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

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

Random Stuff I Bought (Mostly Food)

Random Stuff I Bought (Mostly Food)

Hello and happy Saturday. This is my last post on stuff I bought during my latest trip to the States. Yes, I mostly bought food because I love American snacks, and if you want my heart, you better take note of what I’ll show today. Let’s get started, shall we?

This first picture can also be called my “Cracker Barrel” haul. I love that restaurant, but only until that last trip I’d been able to buy stuff from the store. As for non-edibles, I got a bag with psalm 13:5, which goes “But I trust in your unfailing love.” You know, sometimes you need reminders like that in your daily life, especially if they are $1.50. I also got a tumbler that says “I would love to stay here and chat, but I’m lying.” I filled that with candy and mini erasers and took it to work, to decorate my desk. I got that for $10.

Now, let’s get to the fun part: the candy. I got that Bean Boozled thingy, which I gave to my sister’s boyfriend, for $5. The candy cane Hershey’s bar was $2.30. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate flavored, so of course I got chocolate covered pretzels and something else I don’t remember. I looked for the price in my invoice, but I couldn’t find it. I think, though, these are 3 for $5 or something like that. I also got a Chunky bar, which I didn’t know had raisins, but I still liked it. That cost $3. Finally, yes, I got a rice crispy treat because they’re my weakness, and I paid $2.30 for it.

I don’t know if you do this when you travel with family, but on the last day we always go to a chain store to basically spend the last of our money. It’s like we can’t go home with any change because what are we going to do with foreign currency anyway? On that last trip to CVS I got the essentials, and by that I mean I got makeup and food, obviously.

I got two brow pencils for $5, and the best part is that they came with a sharpener. I also bought a chapstick for $2 and come to think of it, I have no idea where it is. I bought shaving gel (which to me is always a must) for $5, and the two setting sprays, one matte and one dewy for $8 each. I obviously had to buy something for my hair, which is why I got that leave-in coconut oil for $4. And while I was at it, I got a bath sponge because one of my dogs had decided to eat my last one. I got it for $2.25.

As for food, I got sunflower seeds (in my defense, I thought they were pumpkin seeds) for $0.50, a bag of Salt & Vinegar Lay’s for $1.70, and a bag of sweet and salty trail mix for $4.

And, oh yes, here’s more food I got. Keep in mind that none of the items I bought, except for the Kit Kats, are sold in Colombia. Yes, we have chips and Doritos and M&Ms, but not in the flavors you can find in the States.

Cool Ranch Doritos are what I live and die for, so I got a small bag for $.50 and a family-size bag for $4 (see picture below). For $.50 I also got a small bag of  Salt & Vinegar Lay’s. I’m really not sorry about that. Of course, I needed to get my supply of Wheat Thins because they’re the absolute most delicious thing in the world, so I got two boxes for $5.

I also needed some sugar, so I got a bag of Milano Mint Chocolate Minis for $3.70 and one of Salted Caramel cookies for $3.50.

There you have it, the family-size bag of Doritos. I also got a bag of Kit Kat minis for $1.50, and a giant bag of mint M&Ms for $3.

Now tell me in the comments about a snack you love, but that isn’t sold in your country.

Happy Saturday,

Love, Miss Camila