These don’t look like what you’d want to eat. Who names their candy “8.2” for goodness sake?
Maybe the Chinese? Maybe the Japanese? Maybe the South Koreans? Thank you internet: it’s the Japanese. And god love em for it.
Because man these little morsels are fu(*&ing good. Milky and coconutty to start. Creamy tasting, though the texture is ice hard. If you try to bite too early you’ll likely break a tooth. (I’ve noticed this with a lot of Asian hard candies, by the by.) But suck for a few minutes and then when you bite in, just the right amount of a chocolate kicks in. Not a huge mass of it, like tiny spindrel. This is good shit, man. And these are the size of a gumball, so if I had 15 of them, I’d literally eat them all, nonstop.
Work friend Alexa brought these back from her recent Asia trip and left me a few. I should have dug in sooner, because she also put them out for others, and the mongrels with desks around us ate most of them and now I’m scrounging around Alexa’s desk for more. (Shhhh, don’t tell her because she’s not here at the moment…)
You know I think even people that don’t like coconut would like these. And that’s saying a lot.
Here’s the catch: these are coconut, I’m sure of it. And there’s chocolate in the center, I’m sure of that too. But I can’t find this flavor ANYWHERE. Oh there are loads of other flavors – from the creepy sounding Black Milk, to the Matcha (green tea) — but no coconut… #ColorMeConfused.
But look – I also ate a Milk and coffee one, or maybe it’s milk and chocolate… I don’t know BECAUSE I CAN’T FIND THEM ANYWHERE DAMMIT
So just go out and buy whatever flavor you can find. Like this below. Seriously. They are super WELL worth it.
Sure the packaging and the candy itself is nothing much to look at, but these would be 5 stars if I could figure out exactly what flavors I’m eating.
Bought this candy in Hefei china at a fairly high end grocery store. This batch was in an orange wrapper.
I think I answered my own question…..these are the pink wrapper ones. Hints of butterscotch but way better, milkier.
Mikakuto Tokuno Milk 8.2 Candy
by UHA Mikakutou
My son recently gave me a similar candy in a pink wrapping. 8.2 is part of the name. I’m searching for it. I don’t usually like coconut. It tasted like butter and sugar (yum) or like eating cookie dough. Only one would not be pigging out on fat laden cookie dough if they were to pop one of these instead, and it would last a lot longer for probably just a few sugar calories.
Any suggestions for finding the pink-wrapped ones? I’m continuing my search but this was the first to pop up. Maybe they are all the same inside?
They are coconut. 椰子 on the label is coconut.
hey Name: You rock. Thanks for the info. Love your name by the way.
Disappointingly, as hard as I tried, I could not find this flavor in Japan.