The other day, we were at Yaohan Centre Mall in Richmond and I walked into an Asian candy store upstairs. OMG there were all sorts of interesting things.
I grabbed some candy bars in flavours that I've never seen before in the regular supermarkets and I even found Condensed Milk that comes in a tube! I didn't know if I were to brush my teeth with the stuff or squeeze it all over my hot buttered toast! What'll they think of next? Hm...Nutella in a tube? It probably does exist somewhere in the world.
matcha flavoured kit kat...a high end candy bar "for a moment of precious indulgence"!
As a child, I've always loved KitKats and Coffee Crisps. I liked to eat them in layers...you know--scrape off all the chocolate with your teeth and peel them off to eat as single wafers. The best part was the malty filling part. The flavour that blew my mind away at the Asian candy store was "Chestnut". Matcha I can see...but the chestnut flavour sure was interesting.chocolate biscuit shaped like mushrooms
I also picked up some chocolate cookies at Yaohan. These biscuits come in cute shapes like coniferous trees and mushrooms. They're topped with chocolate that's been molded to form the cap of the mushrooms or the "leaves" of the tree. I've had these before and they are quite tasty. Bebe loves the little mushroom shapes.it's been pointed out that these are bamboo shoot shaped (now i see the bamboo in the foreground and the bambooish font!), but as a canadian, i of course saw them as coniferous trees!
The store also had a myriad of Pocky flavours, Hello Kitty candies, asian-inspired gums, chips and other snacks. I was overwhelmed by the selection and kept wondering why in mainstream supermarkets in Canada we only get such a limited selection of flavours? We get crappy ol' coffee, strawberry, vanilla or chocolate flavours. How humdrum!
Visiting an Asian Mall in Vancouver is pretty much like walking into another country...except you can leave your passport at home! What fun!