Skoshbox September 2015 Review


Sept 2015

1. LINE – Drops Candy

If you’re familiar with social media in Asia, you’ll know LINE makes a popular messaging app as well as many games. Who knew they were getting into the candy business. It’s good, although nothing outstanding. There’s a burst of flavour and are the size of peanuts.

2. Jagabee: Butter Shoyu (Butter Soy Sauce)

They had this in an earlier box but it was just salted. This one is the same idea but it has a savoury, salty taste to it. You’ll wonder if they get the taste but it’s actually there, pretty prominent too.

3. Yuzu Honey Hard Candy

Like the LINE candy, the flavour is there but it’s nothing special. And because it’s honey rather than fruit, it’s a little more subtle.

4. Umaibo Premium

I love these things, these corn puff sticks! This one is their “premium” flavour which is pretty much mozzarella and camembert cheese. I prefer their other ones more, this one sounds exciting but is bland compared to the others.

5. Raisin Sandwich

This is the first snack I threw out. I ate the first one reluctantly but didn’t bother with the second. It’s not sweet and very dry. The soft cookie is dry by itself but the dried raisin makes it non-desireable.

6. Koala’s March

You get either the chocolate or strawberry and both are yummy. They’re adorable, each with a different picture and although it’s partially hollow, there’s enough filling to satisfy your taste buds.

7. Coconut Sable

I’m not a fan of coconut but I really liked these. It’s fragrant, smooth and crumbles when you bite into it. The best kind of cookies are the really chewy ones and the ones that crumble into pieces; even better if they do both! (It’s possible)

8. Wasabi Endo Mix

Ever had wasabi peas? tThen you’ve had these.


Pocky Panda


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If you know me, you know I LOVE pandas and my favourite flavour is, and will always be, cookies and cream. So I was stoked when they combined the two and bought it immediately.

Look at the happy pandas on the wrapper? So chubby and adorable!

It looks and smells promising with the centre being a chocolate biscuit but sadly, it falls short. You can barely taste the cookies bits and the cream coating is thin. The cookie overpowers everything else. I’ve kept the box but won’t be getting it again.

Skoshbox August 2015 Review


A special Glico Skoshbox (makers of Pocky, Pretz and many more!) I loved that this one came with limited edition Pocky stickers, since I love sticking them on my things :p.

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Pretz: Sweet Corn

It tastes exactly how it sounds, like sweet corn. What’s sprinkled on the sticks is a powdered coating and you’ll see this flavour on a few snacks from Asia. If you’ve had it before it’s the same one. If not, it has a unique taste that’s very addicting.

Pretz: Tom Yum Soup

This one actually does taste like Tom Yum soup. If you need something else to compare it too, if you’ve ever had MAMA instant noodles, the powdered seasoning you put into the soup is a close one.

Bisco Cream Sandwich

I like my sandwich cookies with more cream but they weren’t bad. The cookies were buttery and the cream was smooth but wasn’t anything special.

Cream Collon

I’ve always seen these around but never had them. I really liked how soft and creamy they were. It’s basically a bigger sized wafer cut into pieces about 1cm big and the middle is completely filled with cream!

Caplicot Chocolate

You’re supposed to pop these out and eat them but the bottom portion gets stuck to the bottom of the tray. It’s still delicious though and the chocolate is soft and almost mousse like.

Strawberry Pocky

Your generic strawberry Pocky. It’s very sweet and a great contrast to the chocolate. If you won’t get it for the flavour, for the pretty packaging.

Strawberry and Cream Cheesecake


This is a long overdue post from when I went strawberry picking at the end of last summer but hopefully it’ll bring warm thoughts for what’s to come.

And when it comes to all the cheesecakes I’ve made, this one is one of my favourites.



  • 220g digestive biscuits
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted


  • 200g (7oz) fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 100g (3.5oz) fresh strawberries, chopped (to decorate)
  • 180g sugar
  • 600g full-fat cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g mascarpone cheese
  • 20g icing sugar
  • 100ml heavy cream

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Line the base of the cake pan with parchment paper. Place the digestive biscuits in the pan and crush them any way you’d like. I used this masher used for making mashed potatoes.

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Add the melted butter and mix. I used my masher to flatten the crust but you can use the back of a spoon as well. Place the tin in the fridge for half an hour and allow it to set.

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Here’s an example of the strawberries. I cut it into fours but you can also do halves as well.

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In a small saucepan, place the strawberries (200g) with 80g of the sugar and 30ml of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook until the strawberries are soft and half the liquid is gone. When done, remove off the stove and let it cool.

At this point, preheat the oven to 160C (320F).

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Beat together the cream cheese and remaining sugar.

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Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping the sides.

Slowly add in the cooked strawberries and stir by hand until they are evenly dispersed.

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Pour the mixture into the prepared tin until it’s about two thirds full.

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To reduce your chances of cracks, wrap tin foil around the cake pan and place in a larger dish filled with two thirds water.

Bake for 30 minutes or until firm with a slight wobble in the middle. Be sure to let the cheesecake cool until it’s at room temperature then place in the fridge to cool for two hours.

In a separate bowl, mix the mascarpone and icing sugar until smooth. Ina smaller bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form and fold it into the mascarpone mixture.

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Remove the chilled cheesecake from the fridge and pour the mascarpone on top. Spread it evenly and place it in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to serve, place the remaining strawberries on top and enjoy!

Probably one of the best cheesecakes I’ve made so far. The strawberries give it that sweetness I love in desserts but what would a cheesecake be without…well, cheese! And because they were freshly picked and organic, it has a taste that can’t be mirrored by genetically modified foods that you would find at your local supermarket.

Skoshbox July 2015 Review


My birthday month Skoshbox :). A side note, because of the warm weather, unfortunately my Pocky melted.

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Variety Drink Candy – CC Lemon & Dekavita C

The Dekavita C is their name for cola flavoured. Both imitate the fizzy aspect very well and are full of flavour. The fizz is similar to sucking on a mild giant pop rock.

Bisco: Premium Butter

The butter cookie sandwiches are a great snack for me while I’m driving. They are very smooth and just small enough for me to finish in two bites. They’re not sweet either so it’s great for people of all ages.

Mini Baum Roll Cake

This is a soft cake-like cookie that has a vanilla white chocolate coating. It’s not something I would go out of my way to get and quote frankly, I would pass if offered.

Baked Edamame Crisps

If you’ve ever had baked edamame crisps, these taste very similar. These are often baked and are a healthy alternative to potato chips. Of course, you still shouldn’t eat them too much but they have a nice satisfying crunch.

Choco Liere Cookies

These were very generic, so much so that I completely forgot about eating them.

Pocky Winter Kuchidoke

These are supposed to be “melt-in-your-mouth” chocolate Pocky but I couldn’t really tell since they were already melted…

Juicy Melon Gummies

The quality of these gummies are top notch and if you’ve ever had these growing up, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The fruit juice in these are so flavourful and it’s go chewy and doesn’t break apart on the first bite. Definitely pick these up if you can, they’re usually packed individually and sold in bags.

Night It Up! 2015


Night It Up! is one of the main events of the summer that hundreds will flock to. Although it’s generally a good event, there’s another one I feel usually tops this one (more on that later).

I may not remember the name of every dish but these are some of the things you can find at the event every year.

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There was a new Oyster Pancake stall that offered Thai oyster pancakes and this one only had a few pieces as well but it was much tastier than the stupid stall with the huge lineup (the one with the red banner). It’s not starchy and or chewy, has a good balance of egg, salad and sauce.

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These are Fusion Fried Rice Balls that are oh-so good! To be honest, I don’t remember any of the flavours except the kimchi but if you see something similar to the picture above, do get it, lol. Sorry I couldn’t be more help :(.

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This is a twist on the traditional HK egg puffs. I like a little fruit in my dessert and I liked how they cut it into individual pieces and scattered it with fresh berries. It was a little bland and could’ve had some sauce or more oomph but the consistency of the puff itself was soft and and melted in your mouth. For your reference, the vendor is called Penny Lou.

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Also from Penny Lou is this version of an egg puff/corn dog. In the middle, you’ll find a hot dog wrapped with the batter and drizzled with Japanese mayo and BBQ sauce. It’s really nothing that special and with the batter being denser in this version, you don’t really get to taste it. I would stick with one of the other options.

Is there anything that you had that I should look out for next year?