Monday, November 30, 2009

F-odd: Genghis Khan - a sweetie?


A good friend of mine went to Hokkaido and she got the boy a little present.

Genghis Khan may not have been a sweetie but he is now a sweet.

That's right, Genghis Khan Caramel, an "Hokkaido Original", it would seem. Only in Japan indeed.

I gave it blind to the boy, who chewed it thoughtfully and said that it was "earthy... and weirdly meaty with some sweetness? Not unpleasant but definitely not something I would crave."

The friend who gave it to me was so intrigued by the taste, she kept trying them until she finished the whole packet!

I cannot understand this. I put it in my mouth and chewed for a while. First of all, it was quite milky, then for some reason, I tasted very sweet, icky garlicky type marinade, if that makes sense. It was awful. So bad I had to spit it out, dig out a little piece from my teeth and dry heave. Then brush my teeth. I really could not swallow it.

Unsurprisingly besides 2 pieces missing, I still have the whole packet! Anyone want to try one? Let me know and I'll mail you one!

I think you listen carefully, you will hear someone turning over violently in his grave....

8 comments:

susan in HK said...

Check this out:
http://napajapan.com/Products.asp?type=8

sounds disgusting. The Japanese do many things very very well but some things are just completely odd.

Simply Life said...

I've never heard of this before- sounds interesting!

Pam said...

Very nice blog and congrats on the foodie blogroll!

Enjoy!

Nelson said...

Hmm.. never tried that before.
By the way, I will be writing articles on Hong Kong food at http://www.blogyourarteries.com/ . Check em out!

The Art Of Hacking said...

sounds very interesting

Viv said...

I just bought a book that is like the HK version of lonely planet, like a tourist book published in chinese for Hokkaido...

and it features a little intro to this lollie!!

(or should i refer to it as "product")...

rtfgvb774 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Tebonin said...

Really jealous you mate. I love the Japanese candy cant wait my friend back from Janpan..