Friday, May 7, 2010

Tirol Mix Pack チロル 桃栗三年柿八年



This Tirol mixed pack is named after a proverb. 桃栗三年柿八年 means "it often takes time to bear the fruit of one's actions" or literally "peach and chestnut seeds take three years to bear fruit, plums take eight". This is one of those kinds of phrases like "good things happen to those who wait". When I asked Yasu the meaning he said it was just referring to the peach and chestnut seeds taking 3 years to bear fruit and plums taking 8 and said that the proverb wasn't really very well known and he wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't of mentioned it.

This has given Tirol an idea for a mixed pack, I suppose. Because the three flavours included in this pack are Peach, Chestnut and Persimmon.


Back middle: Persimmon, Front left: Chestnut, Front right: Peach

Peach

Sweet like Peach Fanta, the jelly inside is soft and melts in the mouth easily. The chocolate is quite sweet but it definitely has a lot of peach flavour. I love it.

Chestnut

This has a coffee like flavour at first and then blends seamlessly into a nutty chestnut flavour. The inside is a soft and creamy texture, full bodied flavour and very cool in the mouth. Very sweet at the end though, even more so than the peach, though still enjoyable.

Persimmon

An unsual flavour. The chocolate is a little bit darker than normal. Biting into it there is a big hit of salt and then I notice it has an arare (senbei) inside which provides a big crunch and lots of salt. The chocolate has a sweetness to it that tastes like persimmon and blends well with the saltiness to create a kind of sweet and salty effect. Very original.

I liked all three of these. I think my favourite would have to be the persimmon because it has that crunchy texture and very unusual taste. I like the peach and chestnut about the same.

Ebidebby also reviewed this and you can find hers here.



Brand: Tirol
Calories per bag: 314
Website: http://www.tirol-choco.com/

2 comments:

storybookdreamer said...

The mascots are adorable, except for the weird looking peach one.
Peach, despite it looking weird, sounds really yummy. I love peach flavored products.
I don't think I would jump at getting a chestnut flavored candy, but it sounds mildly tempting.
The persimmon seems nice too.
There's not much variation of Tirols where I live, so it's cool to find out about other kinds.

ebidebby said...

I have yet to taste a real persimmon for comparison, but it's good to hear you think that one tastes like persimmon. It was my favorite, too.

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