I found this box of awesomeness at a local Asian grocery story.
What is this? A brownie INSIDE of a chocolate chip cookie, combined with the awesome name of Bronoir?! I had to have it.
Inside were two trays of seven cookies, each individually wrapped.
Look how luscious that cookie looks! Also note that two different colors of wrappers, but we couldn’t tell any difference between the cookies they contained.
This is what an actual cookie looks like, held by a co-worker.
So how was it? Hmm. Kinda dry and not very chocolatey. The chocochip part had no chips at all on most of the cookies (we only saw two cookies that had any chips in the cookie part), but the brownie interior had some chocolate chips. Still, it was oddly flavorless. Mildly sweet, barely chocolate, very dry…that is my summary of this cookie. Still, with a name like “Bronoir”, you gotta try it, right?
Here is another confection I bought at an Asian grocery store.
I thought this box was super pretty, and I liked the look of that cake stick. Here’s what it looked like when I pulled one out of its wrapper.
The box called this a “soft and moist cake”. I thought it tasted a little plastic, and it was barely chocolatey at all. Robert seemed to like it, so I told him he could have the remaining ones.
I found these chocolate-covered cookies at a local Asian market.
These Korean confections were little square butter cookies with a mountain-shaped covering of milk chocolate. Yeah, I know that looks like dark chocolate on the box, but the ingredient list said milk chocolate, plus this is what they really looked like.
They tasted pretty good. Nice butter cookie, OK chocolate. Nothing special, but I’d eat a few as a snack if I wanted something sweet. I doubt I’d buy them again, though.
My co-worker Nate M. brought these in for everyone to try.
I have had the Pepero brand sticks before, and they are a lot like Pocky. In fact, I would not be able to tell them apart without looking at their labels. But I have never had dark chocolate on a chocolate biscuit stick like these, and they were really good. This would be my “go to” Pocky, if I had such a thing.
My co-worker Dini M. gave this box of Pocky-like chocolate sticks to Robert, but I ate a few too.
These tasted exactly like Pocky. They were crunchy sweet cracker sticks that were dipped in milk chocolate. Not bad, not great. And oddly, these were from South Korea instead of Japan. But I know Lotte is big there too.
I decided to try the plain version of Pepero after tasting their almond version.
These were much better! The dark chocolate was very tasty, and the sticks were crunchier. Plus, there were a lot more in the box. I may pick up more of these!
I found these chocolates at the grocery store in early summer of 2014. They were in a big end cap display, on sale for one dollar.
I took these to work to let people try them. I thought they tasted bland and a little stale (the cookie sticks were soft), but the expiration date was still months away. The chocolate was especially tasteless, and it must have had very little cacao. Most of my co-workers agreed they were bland…but they still ate them all.