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Black Sesame Treat

Shanghai Gui Sheng Food Co. Ltd

Taste: 3

Texture: 3

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

The packaging on this fun little treat is spectacular. The cute little window opens my world to all kinds of black sesame fun. Inside it's not sealed tight, it's wrapped like a Christmas gift, or at least a Christmas gift that's wrapped in clear cellophane, so I already know what it is.

The thing about this treat is I'm not really sure what the difference between black sesame seeds and regular sesame seeds is. Are they just cooked more? In that case I should probably expect to bite into something with a pretty severe toasty flavour, because this treat is dark. However if it's just another variety of sesame seed, then I might get a more subtle flavour.

As it turns out I don't think the colour of these seeds has anything to do with toastedness. In fact the center of these seeds are pretty light, so I figure it must be some breed of sesame seed that is darker. The taste is pretty good too. I'm sure that I should brush my teeth after this review because I know they'll show up between my teeth later today.

The bar itself isn't bad, it's not as sweet as other sesame treats I've had, but that's OK It allows the flavour of the seeds to shine a little more than most sesame treats do. I'm glad it's kind of small because although the treat is yummy, I'm not sure if I could eat a large amount of it in one sitting.