My fellow foreigner friends have often told me that I’m rather adventurous when it comes to Japanese snacks and confectionery. I would agree with this. Sometimes it has gone very pear shaped but often the result is a happy one.
Lotte’s Yukimi Daifuku was the best gamble I ever took! Usually found in vanilla flavour, both strawberry and chocolate with melty chocolate inside can be found seasonally.
When I first tried it, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but the revelation was mind blowing. Around the small scoop of vanilla ice cream was a thin layer of mochi, the glutinous rice cake product used in confectionery and soups that I love so much. The harmony of the chewy mochi coupled with the smooth taste of vanilla ice cream was astounding. It sounds impossible but it just works! I sat there and demolished both portions, chomping away quite happily. That’s the marvellous thing about this version too – it’s a lovely treat and you can eat both portions without feeling guilty, ever.
Anyway, when I saw this new Cookies and Cream version in the convenience store the other day, I just knew I had to have it.
And it was nothing short of amazing, with the added yum-factor of cookie pieces. What else would you expect?
I’m sure you must have your suspicions by now that I am a winter ice cream eater – nothing can get in the way of me and ice cream!
Do you stay away from ice cream in the winter, or do you indulge year round like me?