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Normally, Tirol chocolates have adorable packaging designs, but it seems like Coffee Jelly slipped through the cracks. The font isn't eye-catching (not to mention the yellow stroke on brown text), and combined with the grainy picture, it just looks cheap.
Of course, as chocolates go, Tirol is cheap, but it doesn't usually look it. Still, I wasn't too deterred from adding a set of 4 Coffee Jelly chocolates ($2.79, though they are now sold out) to my napaJapan order, and I'm very glad that I did.
Under the wrapper, the chocolate was quite attractive with its contrasting white top and dark bottom, all with a slightly glossy finish. It had a mild coffee scent, and the chocolate had a great snap to it. Inside the chocolate was a sticky gel center with a pleasant, slightly firm gummy texture.
The chocolate had the stronger espresso-like flavor, and the combination of milky white and bitter dark reminded me of a mocha. The gel center had a milder, more delicate coffee flavor. It was like a much more subdued Ferrero Pocket Coffee, and it was delicious. Don't let the unassuming package fool you - there's quality chocolate in there!
Awww man, I miss コーヒーゼリー. I'll keep an eye out for this one. You're right on target about the packaging! Don't judge a book, as they say.
Real コーヒーゼリー is quite tasty! I've only had it once, but I think this Tirol was a pretty good interpretation.
Ooh, this looks really good :D I love tirol and i like coffee jelly. :D I don't have a lot of tirol's where i live though, or at least, not the exotic ones. :P
Me neither, storybookdreamer. I have to order them online. Tirol seem to make really limited quantities of special flavors.
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