When Angela from The Life Of Angela asked if any fellow bloggers would be interested in doing a Snack Exchange I jumped on it. Hopefully you have already seen Angela’s video, if not you can see it here. And today I am finally uploading mine. I was later on the uptake as my room currently has no background for recording what with all the furniture stacked up. Instead I was waiting until I was on holiday to record the video. Then I just had to figure out how to edit a video.. – and grow the nerve to actually upload it. I’m not sure I’ve reached those last two tasks but here we are anyways.
This is the first time I’m posting a video on my blog and it was awkward as hell filming it. Hopefully it’ll be somewhat enjoyable to watch even if you’re only amused by my discomfort. Also, excuse my appearance, the day this was filmed it rained all day and we had just gotten back from a muddy walk. *Stop with the excuses now, Sarah.*
I know that not everyone likes watching videos on blogs. You come here expecting a blog post that you can read not a video, so I’ll also include my written thoughts if you’re not interested in watching the video. If you do watch the video.. – be kind.
My Thoughts: New Zealand Snack Exchange
Angela was kind enough to send me four Kiwi snacks to try:
All snacks are linked if you want to treat yourself to some.
RJ’s Fruity Twisters – This is apparently licorice, which makes me wonder whether NZ licorice is completely different to ours as I am not a fan of licorice but I found these tasty and they were my favourite snack that I received. Our licorice is powdery bitter in a really gross way, for me at least.
Donovan’s Toasted Coconut Clusters – These were nice, you can taste the coconut which I like. I can’t lie though, and I’m sorry to any New Zealanders that I insult but our chocolate is so much better (based off the two chocolates that I have tried from your Country – so thoroughly research.. -clearly). You know when you buy a none branded chocolate, and it’s tasty enough but isn’t anything too special.. – well that’s what these chocolates were like for me. Sorry.
Pascall’s Pineapple Lumps – These were a bizarre consistency. To me, and every family member I gave one to, this tasted like it was Hubba Bubba Chewing Gum wrapped in chocolate. Strange but very tasty. Also, it tasted more banana-ry to me rather than pineapple flavour.
I did realise later on that these aren’t actually Vegetarian, which is my fault as I forgot to check. So whilst I did like these I won’t be eating anymore. If you can get your hands on them I’d say they are worth trying just for the oddity of them.
Whittaker’s Marlborough Sea Salt and Caramel Brittle – I liked this chocolate the more I tried it. The sea salt texture is interesting, you can actually see it so the chunks are quite large. As I said in the video you can feel the sea salt crackling as you eat it. I can’t taste it at all but it does add to the texture of the chocolate.
Thanks again to Angela for sending me these snacks, and if you haven’t seen her video yet please go over and watch it, she’s annoyingly endearing.
Which snack looks most interesting to you?
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