Name: Milky

Origin: Japan

Found at: Freshia, Tustin

Cost: $1.99


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


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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