Edwin Goei


Name: Milky

Origin: Japan

Found at: Freshia, Tustin

Cost: $1.99


Starch Syrup, Condensed Milk Powder Sugar, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier.

Edwin Goei

Why I Bought It:
I'm endlessly fascinated with how many Asian snacks are named with adjectives that end in "-y". Remember "Snacky" and "Crunky"? It's like someone just stopped trying. This one is probably my favorite, because damn it, it *IS* milky!

This particular brand of candy also shares a common root word with a drink I've written about called Milkis. I'm convinced that if I drank Milkis while eating Milky, the universe would explode. But I'll do it before I eat Mentos with Diet Coke. Better the universe than my intestines.

Tasting Notes:
Love 'em! Like I said, they do taste like solidified forms of sweetened condensed milk. That's all they are really, but therein lies their greatness. It somehow makes me think of childhood innocence. A simpler time when all you had to worry about was homework.

The texture is not unlike Starburst--sticky and tacky. They could have, in fact, done better in calling these "Starbursty"... but then, lawyers don't have a sense of humor.


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