Glico Giant Caplico – Roast Sweet Potato

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I have come to the end of my Giant Caplico stash.   Here are my thoughts on my last, and most unusual(!), Giant Caplico, the Roast Sweet Potato variety.

Giant Caplico - Roast Sweet Potato - Famous in Japan

Giant Caplico – Roast Sweet Potato

This unusually flavoured snack was a gift from Alanna in our parcel swapthank you, Alanna!  For those of you who are new around here, a Giant Caplico is an ice cream cone shaped snack, made of wafer and aerated (bubbly) chocolate.   I have tried the Chocolate Bomber variety and the Panda (i.e. Cookies and Cream) variety and I enjoyed them both so I was half expecting to enjoy this one too.

I have to admit that as I have never tried sweet potato (although I understand that sweet potato fries in particular are held in high regard by many) I had no expectations as to the taste.

Giant Caplico - Roast Sweet Potato - Famous in Japan

Brimming with excitement, I quickly tore open the packaging… only to feel rather dismayed when I wasn’t greeted with a noticeable scent.  Scents can either make you ridiculously excited to try something, or fill you with dread.   I was expecting some sort of chocolate scent but all I could detect was a faint, almost savoury scent.

Similar to the Panda variety, I didn’t have a thin layer of chocolate to break into.  I could just sink my teeth into the yellow(!) chocolate straight away.   Speaking of the chocolate, this chocolate had a weird taste.  It’s hard to describe.  It was chocolate, but it didn’t taste like typical chocolate.  It didn’t have a sweet, milky taste, it had more of a bland, yet savoury edge to it that did, at a push, remind me of normal potatoes.  This might be mostly psychological though.  I am quite the chocoholic and I have to admit that I didn’t particularly enjoy or relish eating this part of the Giant Caplico.   I was relieved to hit the the milk chocolate centre.  This definitely rescued the Giant Caplico for me in term of taste.  I do love how the milk chocolate literally goes all the way to the bottom of the cone.  Mmm… normal chocolate!

In true Giant Caplico style, it was very messy to eat and I was quickly covered in small, yellow pieces of chocolate.  At least it wasn’t the wafer causing trouble this time!

Whilst this was a satisfying snack, it hasn’t become an instant favourite.  I don’t know what I was expecting, but this was very disappointing regardless.  Looking on the bright side, at least I can say I have tried roast sweet potato flavoured chocolate how many people can say that?  

A serious question – do I need to try sweet potato fries?  Am I missing out?

Dannie x

October 20, 2015
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  • Reply Natasha Chaudhary

    You definitely need to try sweet potato fries! They are almost as good as regular ones!

    October 20, 2015 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      The next time I go out I will try and find some! x

      October 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Irene

    Great post dear! I love it:)

    October 20, 2015 at 11:53 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you :)

      October 20, 2015 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Great post! :)

    October 22, 2015 at 7:55 am
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