Up for review today are Mini Choco Curls by Meiji. These are an off-shoot of the famous Japanese cheese curl snacks of the same company. The regular cheese curl snacks are much larger than these chocolate ones; I’d equate them to Cheetos Puffs in the US. They have the same texture and taste, and before you know it the bag you’re eating is empty; they’re light little snacks that are darn good. This new little red package of chocolate puffs feels somewhat like a pre-packaged container of cereal….and on the package, of course, is a picture of Uncle Karl, the bearded mascot of the cheese curls who looks like Bluto from Popeye with a little green frog on his shoulder on the front. Karl is saying how small these little snacks are, since they’re miniature versions of the regular puffs. Here’s a couple pictures of the regular puffs, for comparison’s sake:
Well, the things inside this red package look like chocolate-covered Cheerios. After removing the lid, the contents look…strange. Despite the appearance, they taste very good. Chocolate-covered corn puffs turns out to be a pretty tasty idea. This basically tastes like some kind of sugary chocolate breakfast cereal, and it would probably go well in a bowl of milk. They don’t really look exactly like the image on the package; instead of being small cylindrical Cheerio shapes they’re more fat and puffy, which makes sense when considering how large they are in their normal variety.