O - Asia - Pieces

O-Imo Choco


Taste: 2

Texture: 2

Novelty: 5

All scores out of 5

I'm going to start this review off by explaining what this treat is. I can't say that I know what it is. All I can tell you is what's been told to me. It's based off some kind of treat where trucks drive around Japan selling sweet potatoes, and... Well it's a little sketchy in my head, but what I can tell you is apparently it's chocolate, some kind of white cream, and some sweet potato. Not sure if it's real, but I guess there's only one way to find out.

At first it took a bit to find the sweet potato center bit, a fact badly illustrated on the package. I'm going to dwell on this a little only because it's so strange. I probably wouldn't even have tried it had the sweet potato aspect of it not been mentioned to me. So, after a little hunting I found the bit of sweet potato and bit right into it. To be honest, it really didn't taste like much, maybe a little sweeter than the super sweet cream, but it didn't stick out. I guess the chocolate and cream were just a little too much. That, or maybe it was used to hide the flavour of the potato, but then what would be the point of doing it in the first place?