Monday, July 21, 2014

Meiji Rich Strawberry

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Price: $3.25

Number of reviewers: 5

Appearance - 6.6

The Meiji Rich Strawberry bar is pink with darker pink strawberry flecks. The strawberry bar is also very thin.

E: Alarmingly pink. I feel like it's going to be grainy or medicinal, and I haven't tried it yet. 
J: I like the pink color, but usually it makes it seem like it will be white chocolate. 

Flavor and Taste - 7.1

The Meiji Rich Strawberry bar contains dried strawberries in white chocolate. The strawberry flavor takes time to develop. Initially the bar tastes like nothing, then becomes sweet. An intense strawberry flavor follows along with a more subtle milky, dairy flavor. The strawberry flavor is incredibly similar to that of strawberry Pez. 

C: The strawberry flavor is excellent. Tastes like strawberry ice cream.
E: It does taste like strawberry... But there is this weird, waxy lag-period before the flavor hits that is off-putting.
J: Fruity strawberry, slight tang, no chocolate taste whatsoever. The strawberry seems artificial.
S: Very strawberry, sweet, tastes like a strawberry filled granola bar. Yummy! Not artificial tasting at all!  

Texture - 6.8

The bar is creamy and smooth until the white chocolate dissipates. The remaining dried strawberry flecks have a grainy texture. 

C: Nice and creamy.
E: It is grainy...
J: Some slight textural differences from specks of strawberry in the chocolate.

Aftertaste - 6.8

The aftertaste is sweet with the same strawberry Pez flavor. 

C: Strawberry and creamy. 
E: Intense strawberry, but a little artificial. 
J: Strawberry. 
S: Sweet, a little acidic. 

Overall - 6.9

Overall, the Meiji Rich Strawberry has a very strong strawberry flavor while retaining the texture of white chocolate. It is worth trying if you are interested in trying candy from Japan or like berry-flavored confections. 

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