~Ichigo Matsuri~

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Not too long ago I got to go to Memphis Tennessee with a friend to visit a large international market. While there I saw several Japanese Strawberry Festival stands that had strawberry flavored everything! Strawberry chocolates and cookies and chips galore! I love Meiji strawberry chocolates, so I was super happy with this find, my only problem was that I wanted to get everything. After some thought, I was able to pick out a handful of treats to try and share with my family.

The Japanese strawberry Oreo’s were super good and after seeing several of the Asian Oreo’s online I was excited to have found some at the market. It was a chocolate covered cookie stick that had pieces of real dried strawberries (or at least that is what it tasted like). A plus to this bag was that each little cookie comes individually wrapped which is always nice, so you don’t have to worry about any going stale.

The Meiji chocolate cookies were incredible, a great strawberry taste and altogether splendid cookie. This was most likely my favorite of all the things I got.

The Galbo Mini’s were pretty good but not my favorite, they were a harder chocolate covered in a strawberry coating and had an interesting crunch to them.

The Strawberry mochi (Ichigo daifuku) are one of my family’s favorite treat ever, we always look forward to the snack stand at the Anime Conventions we go to, so we can buy as many packages as we are able. The soft glutinous rice mocha covers a marshmallow and strawberry flavored jelly inside. They are chewy and just fantastic.

Lastly, the Furuta Chocolates were fairly good as well though in my opinion nothing special.

Have you ever had any of these? What did you think about them? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on June 29, 2015, in Noms and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m lucky to live near a pretty well stocked asian market and Mango Mochi is pretty much the only ice cream I will eat at this point. I’m not super big on sweets, as I have a raging sour tooth, so I usually just stick with mochi or strawberry pocki. Some of these look interesting though. My little sister likes sweets so I might look for some of these and see if she’d like them. I did find greentea covered kit-kats at the store yesterday and so far my sister is loving them.


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