Kikori No Kirikabu


This treat is one that I don't understand, and that I love, all at the same time. I often find great comfort in my lack of understanding of a candy, only because if offers me the opportunity to think less and just enjoy. Sure, sometimes a lack of understanding can lead me to eating a candy improperly, but most of the time it’s a real thrill. Enough of the examination of why I like to be ignorant, it’s time to go back to the treat at hand. I decided to review this treat because of the package, on the package there are pictures of what appear to be little tree stumps. I couldn't imagine how stumpy trees could be made into yummy snacks at all. I also couldn't figure out why you'd want to make stumpy tree snacks, but this all falls into the "I don't understand this candy" category.

I figured I'd pick these up and give them a try, get an idea if they could pull off the look of the stumps and also if they taste okay. It didn’t take me very long at all to learn that both the look and taste where successful. The little cookies inside pretty much look exactly like the pictures on the box. Even better is the fact that they're pretty yummy. The white part of the tree is made up of a crunchy cookie with a little swirl on the top. The bottom bark/root bits are made up of smooth milk chocolate.

The flavour combination of these two treats is nothing new, but the presentation is very original. Although I don't really understand why they went with the tree stump look, they did achieve it and made it yummy to boot.