M - Asia - Pieces

Milk Bo-ro


Taste: 1

Texture: 2

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

June 5 2011

In my recent experience in Japan I've come across new tastes that both make me happy and make me sad. The fact that these Milk Bo-ro are new, makes me happy, I always love a taste adventure. I also like that I'm starting to recognise flavour trends in Japanese candies, it's an interesting experience. These little cookies follow just such a trend. It's a hard flavour to mark, but it's best described as a sugar/cracker with a hint of what I can only say is fish. Yup, I said fish.

The problem with this flavour is I find it to be too strong and too bland all at the same time. It's like a super bland flavour that kills all other flavours in your mouth and leaves you with a slight fishy aftertaste. It's not something I find particularly pleasurable, however I've seen it around so much that I'm going to make it my goal to grow to like it.

I've grown to like root beer in the past, and my tolerance for licorice is going up, why not try and enjoy these ultra bland sweet and slightly fishy cracker things. Hmmmm, maybe I should re-think this idea.