Salty surprise

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“Very refreshing!” exclaims the packaging of Meiji Salty Crunch chocolate. “A mix of salty candy and milk chocolate!” This isn’t the first Japanese candy to combine chocolate and salt, but it must be one of the most successful; the tiny salt crystals give an unusual extra dimension to the chocolate, without overpowering it. The verdict: TOTEMO OISHI! (very tasty)

7 Comments

  1. KP
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    I thought only the Swedish liked salty sweets !

  2. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    salty sweets are alive and well here! what do swedish people like?

  3. Gracie
    Posted May 16, 2009 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    ewwwwwwwwwww

  4. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted May 29, 2009 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    tastes better than you’d expect…

  5. Angela
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Meiji salty crunch and salt chocolate are my two favorite candies! I go to 7-eleven just to buy them! So good. (American living in Japan–not Swede. LOL)

  6. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Hi Angela! I’m glad you agree :) Almost as good as salty french fries dipped into a milkshake, hehe

  7. Rick
    Posted July 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I found this candy when I was in Tokyo last month. I brought several boxes back home with me but I am almost out. This was my second favorite candy. The first was a hard caramel barrel filled with a chocolate liquid containing salt crystals. I was told they were called Salt Flowers. Those were unbelievably good! So is Chocolate Salty Crunch.

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