One of my bad habits is forgetting about candy I have in my house. I stow away Ziploc baggies of Halloween candy, and find them months later. I get so excited about finding new things, and try to space out when I eat them. I tuck them out of my line of sight so I don't devour them too quickly. I have lived in 4 states in 3 years, and through the moves...things get lost. I was excited yesterday when I found a $20 bill in my parka from last year....but today was better. I was looking in my old laptop case and found a package of Strawberry Yogurt HiChew.
Last Christmas my friend Sillyboy in Japan sent me a holiday care package with several fun HiChew, Pocky and KitKat flavors. Since I moved from Detroit to Atlanta around Christmas, many things got mixed up in the shuffle. Fast forward almost a year, and here's my review of the Strawberry Yogurt HiChew.
I prefer the Japanese version of HiChew to the American stuff manufactured in Taiwan. The candies are in a silver foil wrapper, with the HiChew logo (ハイチュウ, Haichū ), instead of the plain white wax paper for the Americanized version. I checked the expiration date, and of course it had passed (10.2009) The candies were slightly stale, which I was expecting. The fruit-chew has a muted pink exterior with a creamy white interior. The usual soft, latexy texture was stiff at first, but quickly yeilded to my bite. The yogurt flavor was tart, but not citrusy. The strawberry flavor was mild and fruity, a good complement to the yogurt. The overall flavor is much more subdued than some other HiChew flavors (such as Mango and ugggg...sour Ume Plum) The regular yogurt variety is my favorite, and I'd probably choose it over the strawberry yogurt flavor if given a choice between the two.
Nicole Rates It... 7/10