M - Asia - Pieces

Milk Caramel

Morinaga

Taste: 4

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

When you think about Japanese candy, you generally have visions of strange fish flavoured treats, or something filled with some kind of sweet bean paste. It's fairly rare that you find a Japanese treat that most North American's wouldn't find at least a little strange. But it's not always the case; I've tasted a few Japanese treats that are pretty simple in design, everything from fine milk chocolate bars, chocolate covered almonds, to fruity gummies. This non-descript yellow box with Japanese writing is in fact filled with a pretty basic non-weird treat.

As you can tell by the name, this box is filled with little Milk Caramels; they're even in little cubes. So they're very similar to the Kraft caramels that you find in North America, and other caramel squares you find all over the world. I guess some treats are well loved all over the world, and even countries with "weird" taste in treats still enjoy something simple.

I don't know if I can say that these are the best caramel squares in the world, but they're not bad. If I were to compare them to the Kraft caramels I used to eat when I was a kid, I'd say that these are much denser, and a little milkier. The flavour and smoothness of these is more comparable to many of the goat’s milk caramels I've tasted in Mexican candies.

If you're looking to impress your friends with wacky Japanese candies, these aren't really the way to go, but if you want to snack on some smooth caramel squares, they're OK.