Review: Morinaga Banana (+Jujitsu veggies) Puddings : 森永の新しいバナナ野菜プリン、おいしいかな?

So I have been wondering about this new pudding from Morinaga recently: Veggie juice-banana pudding (Jujitsu yasai de oishii Banana pudding) .

Here it says Banana pudding with 20 kinds of veggies and fiber. Banana itself would have been nice but with veggie juice?? (this is a cooperation between Itoen’s jujitsu 60% veggie juice series and Morinaga)
So…I bought it just to satisfy my curiosity. Let me tell you about its label first: 120 kcal, protein 2 g., fat 4.3 g., carbs 17.6 g., and fiber 2.9 g. Compared to many other puddings, 120 kcal is pretty normal, but it can be better in terms of lower fat and higher fiber. Check it its product website!

Its flavor profile, HOWEVER, is really ambiguous or “Bimyou” as we say in Japanese. It’s not totally sweet. The sourness came after a while, leaving kinda weird aftertaste. The texture is normal, just like pudding in general. It kinda tastes like you are drinking diluted veggies drink with added sugar in a pudding form. lol

Sorry, morinaga….This pudding is not cutting it for me.

More pudding reviews are coming, so stay tuned!

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I tried “Spicy Tomato” drink from Glico! (Review) : グリコの「スパイシートマト」ドリンクを飲んでみた!

After seeing it in the combini for a while, I couldn’t resist my curiosity and finally decided to buy this “spicy tomato” drink. Just because….the adjective “spicy” is never used to describe “tomato” =_=

Also, the package says “Hot chili flavor”…the spiciness that will become your habit (kuse ni naru). So I was wondering how would this weird flavor will make me feel addictive. Although inside my heart I kinda knew that this product concept is never gonna be a good idea, I bought it anyway so that I won’t have to keep wondering in the future. haha

It contains 45 kcal and the ingredients are mainly just tomato puree and a bit of chili. From its website (which you can access by clicking the photo), this product is targeting 20-40 year-old men. I see no scenario whatsoever that a young man with amazing appetite would even consider buying weird tomato juice for himself. serious…

Okay, so I was really excited when I was punching through the carton with my straw. Took the first sip with hope! Then…fell flat.
WHAT IS THIS FLAVOR??? TOT I first tasted just normal tomato juice but then the chili kicked in in the end. For me, this chili taste is something that SHOULD NOT be there. It interferes with the next sip, making you slow down and wonder if it’s a good idea to add more spice on your tongue while eating raw tomato.

Seriously, don’t waste your money on this. You can go to your kitchen, cut your tomato and sprinkle it with cayenne pepper. It will taste the same.