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Friday, 31 July 2015

Tofu Cute Haul!

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
James Beard

In the last edition of My Week In Words I wrote about my sister ordering from a website called Tofu Cute and how she'd treated me to a couple of things and shared the yummy treats she'd bought with me. I also wrote how I hadn't been able to resist putting in my own order! Well, that order arrived and I thought I would make my lovely readers a little jealous by showing you what I purchased and telling you what I think!


Tofu Cute is a UK based website that specialises in kawaii culture and snacks from Japan and East Asia. They also have a shop in Portsmouth and they have a list of events they're attending on their website. As I've said, Eva introduced me to Tofu Cute. I've known about kawaii culture for a long time but it was Eva's new found love of it that made me jump on the bandwagon. I've always loved all things cute so I don't know why it took me this long! On with the haul. 


I learned about these when Eva got her Oyatsu Box. She got the Cream Collon and I fell in love immediately. They were so good. After loving the strawberry Pocky, she got from Tofu Cute, so much I decided to try the strawberry version of the Collons. I was not disappointed. The filling isn't as creamy as the Cream Collons or as moreish but in a way that's a good thing as eating too many can leave you feeling a little sickly. I really love the packaging too. I think it's super cute! It also stores well since there's a bag inside the box.


Glico Double Pretz (Matcha and Vanilla)


I picked these out of the Pocky selection they have on Tofu Cute. As I said, I loved the strawberry Pocky Eva had gotten and I wanted to branch out and try different types. This was a bit of a wild card as I wanted to taste something less generic. I ended up really liking these. These aren't dipped like the strawberry ones. They sort of reminds me of how shortbread tastes. I've never had green tea before so I can't tell you if they really taste like green tea but I was getting a lot of vanilla but with a little kick of something else. I did really liked these but they're probably not something I'd jump at the chance to get again. 


I love this super cute packaging!
Another strawberry yummy! These were probably my favourite out of the sweets I bought. Our local Tesco have little Koala biscuits similar to these in their Asian section. I'm addicted to the cream filled variety. I figured these would be similar but filled with strawberry and I was right but there are some differences. These biscuits are bigger and the filling wasn't as creamy a consistency, nor was it as chock full. Though if they were I would imagine they'd have been a lot more sickening. The biscuit was also a little thicker, which I appreciated. I could literally eat my way through this box in one sitting and I had to really restrain myself so I could enjoy them longer! Will definitely purchase again in the future. 



Tohato Caramel Corn (Original Peanut)


These are very similar to something my sister is obsessed with from the Asian isle of our local Tesco. I personally don't like the ones she buys for some reason but they're not peanut flavoured. Even so, I bought these ones as a bit of a wild card and I'm so glad I did. I love these! They really remind me of something that I can't quite put my finger on. The peanut flavour isn't too strong but they're still very tasty. It would be very easy to munch your way through a bag of these. They were a little pricey at £2.70, so I'm trying to restrain myself so I can get my money's worth out of my enjoyment! 


Meiji Yan Yan Stick  (Strawberry/Chocolate)


I love the Choc Dips you get here in the UK (I don't know where else has them) and while I was on this strawberry kick I thought I would try the Japanese equivalent since there's no strawberry Choc Dip. However, I figured to mix things up a little I would get the chocolate and strawberry double dip one. Just in case I sickened myself of the strawberry. I really liked this. There's more chocolate than strawberry and there's also a better stick to dip ratio than you get with Choc Dips. I also prefer these bread sticks as I felt they were sweeter and had more of a crunch to them. I would definitely buy these again and I look forward to trying the vanilla dip variety in the future.


Amuse Puchimaru Fuwa Fuwa Charm 


I am IN LOVE with these. The little blue rabbit is mine and I bought the racoon for Eva. I didn't actually take notice of the sizing of these little cuties and so they were smaller than I thought they were going to be. However, I think that just means they're even cuter! I'm really looking forward to hopefully getting a couple more of these. Especially since they're so affordable at £1.50 each! I'd really love the pink loppy bunny next! 


I can't write a proper review of these as I haven't actually eaten my own one yet but I did taste a tiny bit of the one I got for Eva. I don't really know what texture I was imagining for the strawberry part but it wasn't what it ended up being. I'm not even sure how to describe it but the website describes it as a light and bubbly candy filling. I only had a tiny bit of Eva's, so I'm looking forward to eating mine in the future! 
Tofu Tomodachi Card Membership Club


Lastly, I got this adorable Tofu Cute membership card. You get points for every purchase which you can then redeem as discounts off web orders at a rate of 1 point = £0.01, or trade them for special items worth more than the points. I have 27 points so far! The other little card is just something they send with orders. Sort of like a business card but with these cute little cut outs on the back! Pretty neat, huh?

So there you have it. My Tofu Cute haul and what I can tell is going to be the first of many! I can't recommend this site enough!

Have you tried any of these?
What did you think?

2 comments:

  1. Ahhh Collon are so good! but lots of this stuff is tasty also. Those charms are super cute! I love Tofu Cute I bought from them at Hyper Japan in London last year x
    x GNAR MOSH x

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    1. They really are! Right now I'm trying to resist buying another haul of stuff! It's so difficult since they have so many yummies and cuties on it. :D xo

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