So when I saw this Goma Dango release I knew I had to try it. Besides, the packet is so cute, and there are two flavours inside, not just one! Good value right there :)
This pack contains 7 individually wrapped pieces. 4 of the "金" (white sesame) and 3 of the "黒" (black sesame).
Each chocolate piece contains either black or white sesame seeds, azuki (red bean paste) and mochi gummy.
White sesame is a creamy white chocolate on the outside and it has a sweet smell. The middle is soft and then chewy as my teeth hit the mochi. There are lots of white sesame seeds inside so the sesame taste is quite bold, but it's not overpowering. However, I'm not sure why the azuki paste (which is more like a sauce) is there because it's not very apparent.
The black sesame is a grey and black mottled white chocolate on the outside. Biting in, there is an ample amount of black sesame seeds but I couldn't locate the azuki paste. The black sesame seeds are not very strong in flavour so the white chocolate is centre stage followed by the texture of the sesame seeds. A major let down as I expected the black sesame to be the best but it's actually too sweet and not interesting enough.
That's a shame, and possibly the reason why there were only 3 in the pack. Did Tirol know they bombed out?
Either way, this was a fun pack to try out, even though it wasn't as reminiscent of traditional Asian sweets as I would like.
Have you tried these and if so what did you think!? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!