Sunday, June 22, 2008

Supercool Snacks

I count myself blessed to have wonderful colleagues who are far from bitchy. We manage to breathe the same air without a single shred of politics. It helps that they are a fun bunch who also love food. There's a healthy culture of food sharing in our office and it's cool how we always buy happy food to stock up our pantry with. Most of us are adventurous and are game enough to try anything interesting (as long as it's not an extreme!).

My recent addition to the pantry was pumpkin crisps with white sesame and red date honey. The red date honey really tasted good. Made out of red date juice and mixed with honey, the bottle had slices of red dates which makes for a fun munch. I bought it from our nearby Korean dry goods shop.

Just yesterday, our colleague, who just came back from a business trip to Shanghai, surprised us with an entire pack of Collon minis.

I am not sure how accessible Collon rolls are around the world but I do know that it was one of my favourite after-school snacks back when I was in Primary and Secondary school. I loved the strawberry flavour and would savour the cream slowly after I had nibbled on the biscuit part.

It's been quite a while since I bought myself a box of Collon so imagine the wave of nostalgia that hit when I saw the Collon that my colleague bought.

That's not the only cool thing - it was uber cool that she bought the chestnut flavoured one:

How cool is that???

Trust me, it really tastes like actual chestnut. I was caught by surprise. I expected a mediocre fake chestnut aftertaste. Alas, I underestimated the makers of Collon. The chestnut cream isn't as sweet as the marron cream by the French. This one leans towards our Asian roasted chestnut feel.

Collon rolls are superb. Sometimes it's the littlest, most unassuming junk food that puts a smile to your face. Oh and speaking of little. These Collon packs are so handy because they really are tiny! I measured them and they are only about 2 inches tall!

I actually have alot of supercool snacks I haven't shared with you all. Trust me, there are loads of cool snacks that deserve to be eaten so stay tuned for more snack talk.


Naveen said...

That sounds yummy, but I haven't seen anything like them in the United States. I'll check out the nearest Asian supermarket (only 160 km away) the next time I'm in the area. Do you have any other recommendations?

Anonymous said...

Hi there, found your site whilst searching for jajangmyun recipe.

Used to live in Shanghai and Glico China rocks. Japanese Glico is still the best, but China Glico is heaps better than Thai Glico.

Pretz (pocky sticks without coating) are oh so moreish and yumillicious! Comes is sweet and savoury flavour.

Pejoy (pocky sticks with fillings instead of coating on the outside) - green tea filling are to die for!

Ejnoy :)

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog! Can you post a picture of that Korean red date honey? Would like to get some too! Thanks!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

They sound really yummy - I love chestnut anyway, and in a snack form? What a winner! Sadly not available in the UK, so far as I'm aware.

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence! My 1st time in here and I stumble on your fav snack from Glico. Incidentally my daughter just bought Glico, Strawberry Biscuit Roll called LOLLER.. yummy!

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