Product Type: Kraft Snacks
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Mikado - Japanese biscuit sticks
Mikado Chocolate Biscuit
Member Name: zombieflesh
Mikado Chocolate Biscuit
Advantages: nice packaging, yummy chocolate flavour, nice snack/treat
Disadvantages: not filling at all
Mikado is a popular Japanese snack and is manufactured by Glico. It is similar to another product they manufacture called Pocky, although Pocky is a bit harder to get hold of and Mikado is more readily available in places like supermarkets. My local Tesco's stock Mikado, and I have recently spotted it in Poundland, where you can get two 75g packets for £1.00.
Product description: "Mikado are ultra thin, crunchy biscuit sticks coated with wonderfully smooth milk chocolate. We've left one end bare so you don't get your fingers sticky.
To create this deliciously different snack we were inspired by the game of Mikado, also known as 'pick up sticks'. We hope you enjoy it.
For the game rules and much more on Mikado, why not visit us at www.mikado.com"
The packaging is nicely decorated and attractive looking. The original Milk Chocolate flavoured Mikado that I have has a plain white background with a red circle logo and the Mikado name printed clearly across the front. This design is simple but quite clever as it looks like the Japanese flag. The product comes in a cardboard box and there is a tear off tab at the top so you can hinge back the top section and this forms a sort of lid. Inside, the Mikado biscuits are wrapped in a sealed foil packet to keep them fresh. Each pack weighs in at 75g.
Mikado is an unusual snack that is quite different from the type of snack I go for such as heavy cakes, biscuits or chocolate bars. It consists of a thin crisp biscuit stick which is dipped in a milk chocolate coating with a little bit left plain a the end for you to hold onto it and not get melty chocolatey hands. They are very small individually, and look fairly insubstantial as a food type. The biscuit stick is nice and crunchy, and has a pleasant taste that is quite plain with a nice level of sugary sweetness. The chocolate coating has a nice flavour and a lovely light texture that melts in your mouth. It is very smooth and goes well over the biscuit base. These snacks remind me of the chocolate dip snacks that you can get from KP, but they are already coated in the dip.
The taste and texture are great, but the snack is let down by the fact that it is hardly worth bothering to eat this if you are looking for something to satisfy your hunger. It is far too easy to munch your way through a pack of these Mikado biscuit sticks, and afterwards I am always still hungry. They are nice as a treat but are best when eaten after a meal or accompanying something else, as otherwise I end up snacking on other items as well to fill me up.
These Mikado snacks are a lovely tasting treat and are a bit of fun if you want to try a snack that is different from the norm. I enjoy them but there are better snacks out there for satisfying hunger cravings.
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate 49% [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Glucose Syrup, Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Lactose and Milk Proteins, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate), Yeast.
Summary: A fun snack that is good for a treat