Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Apple Chips

                  Seneca Apple Crisps Photo by builtofconrflakes
Oh yes i'm high on Apple chips. Dehydrated apple crisps by Seneca is quite whimsical  in terms of taste and they look like dried up fairy skirts so i recommend eating this while watching Michel Gondry's 'The Science of Sleep'. It'll bump your creative urges up a notch. If you're obsessed with stop motion and diy-ism then you'll flip out watching this. In a good way.

All whimsyness aside, SenecaSnacks got really creative with their apple chips. For instance-  Harvest Spice flavor, Caramel, Cinnamon, Apple Pie ala mode to name a few. I'm lucky enough to be able to try these two- the Original and Granny Smith chips. You'd fall in love immediately with the smell of the chips and i dont think anyone can slice them thinner for that magic-crisp effect. As my sister puts it, the Granny Smith flavor gave a jolt of sourness compared to the red one but they're equally delicious and i can't pick a favorite.

There's some interesting recipes online that suggests the many uses of these chips such as adding it into your salad, wearing it as ear rings, garnishing squash soup and the best sounding one - caramel and apple chips coated popcorn. But eating it on its own is definitely an ace.

ZombieNomNom Ratings:
Deliciousness :          8
Packaging Design:     5
Eco friendly packaging: 0 
Nostalgia points:            4 
Accessibility:   5  ( Cold Storage supermarket branches and selected Watsons outlets in Malaysia)
Price:    RM9+

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sakuma Drops

          Sakuma's Moomin Candy photo by builtofcornflakes

~GUuuuuhhhhrrrrr.... Japanese product Sakuma Candy is as old as zombies. *snort
OH! sorry, maybe not. But they were around since the meiji period and is made famous by the Anime 'Grave of the fireflies'. But they do not taste like crusty fireflies as I is suspected. Each tin roughly contains 20 pieces of meltilicious boiled hard candy in different fruit flavors. The candies are lightly dusted in sugar powder and they'd give a coat of fruit-punch tasting saliva in your mouth. Unfortunately Malaysians do not have access to Sakuma Candy's savory & alcohol candies as far as i know. Especially for flesh eating zombies like me, ish very sad.

To name a few unavailable flavors in Malaysia that you can use your imaginism on:
Roasted Corn
Taco Rice Flavor
Tokyo Noodles
Sapporo Beer
Sasebo Burger
Sake Drops

Great articles on them if you'd like to read more-

                                                                Photo by hellojapan.jp
The can itself is a collector's item because they change the design a lot and I am very excited because not everyday you can purchase a movie prop such as this.Guuuhhhrr... I'm still looking for the exact can design as in the movie but can only find these two (pictured above) at Daiso. The can is great for keeping knick knacks when you're done with the candy (but that will take a while since one candy lasts a long time on your tongue. Unless you plan to have a cavity habitat in your mouth, like me) But yes, please do watch Grave of the Fireflies and tell me in my zombie face that that movie doesn't make you want to buy Sakuma drops. Yes. i is a sucker. *coff coff 

                                                                                                Studio Ghibli's 'Grave of the fireflies' Sakuma Drops

                                                     Vintage & Limited Edition Sakuma Drop 

ZombieNomNom Ratings:
Deliciousness :           6
Packaging Design:     7
Eco friendly packaging: 6 
Nostalgia points:            8 
Accessibility:   3            (all Daiso branches in Malaysia and Japanese snack stalls)
Price:    RM5/RM6.80