Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Oishi Pillows -Chocolate Filled (Day In Supermarket, Birmingham) [By @cinabar]


When Spectre first bought his bag of ‘pillows’ back I have to say I did think this was in fact some sort of breakfast cereal. It took me a minute to realise that it was actually an imported snack for munching, without milk. The bag claims to be party sized, so is meant to be poured into a bowl and shared.
I opened up the bag, and visually these still looked like breakfast cereal to me. They are a wheat based pillow shape filled with a gooey chocolate centre. If I was having a party I am sure that people would look oddly at these, and assume I ran out of proper snack and resorted to breakfast cereal in a bowl to share. Or they may just add milk and take the bowl! It’s just such an obvious association to make when you look at them.
Having said that, I have been known to munch cereal without milk, so perhaps they are on to something? Opening the bag and having a look at the contents, made me even more convinced that these are some sort of breakfast cereal. I bit in, and discovered that the wheat coating crunched and melted pleasantly away, and then the rich chocolaty centre took over the flavour. It was light but sweet and delivered a very pleasant chocolate hit. I found myself immediately reaching for another, and another. They may look like cereal, and they may even taste a lot like cereal but they seem to have successfully hit moreish on the head.
Although these may look a bit odd in a bowl at a party, one thing is for sure once people try them, they really won’t last very long at all!
By Cinabar

4 comments:

krnries said...

They do look very like Chocolatey Squares and Krave that my girls like for breakfast, without milk

bob said...

'Oishi' means 'delicious' in English.
That said, I agree with knries. They look exactly like Krave to me. :-)

bob said...

I forgot to mention that 'Oishi' is in Japanese.
Blame the Scotch I've been guzzling on my day off!

Hannah thereviewaddict said...

I agree, they do look just like Krave!

I HATE milk so I am a big fan of eating cereal as snacks and Krave has been one of my favourites so I think I would love this product!