Morinaga Caramel – Matcha Review

A packet of Morinaga Caramel - Matcha flavour

The entirety of a Morinaga Matcha Caramel packet - 18 candies
18 Candies in the pack

Morinaga Matcha Caramel in it's full form outside the package

Morinaga Matcha Caramel after a bite
After a bite

Upon putting the candy into my mouth a strong matcha flavour is immediately noticeable. The bitterness of the matcha however slowly dissipates with a chew as the creamy and milky flavours of the candy start to slowly takeover. Texture wise, as the packaging suggested is a chewy, slightly sticky texture that is classic of milk candies.

Continued chewing of the candy only brings more creaminess with small hints of lightly bitter matcha. It is, a matcha flavoured milk candy more than a matcha candy. So perhaps the lack of the lingering bitterness that drinking matcha has is understandable.

I rate food based on how far I am willing to travel, as well as whether I think the price I paid for it justifies it. You can read more about why here.

Travel-meter:

1While these aren’t bad tasting, I certainly wouldn’t spend too much effort finding them. It is, however, pretty nice if you happen to find them and pick them up.

Worth-it-meter:

3 out of 5 I got what I expected for what I paid. A solid matcha flavoured candy. Nothing more, nothing less.

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