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Review: You Have to Try This New and Improved Japanese Twinkie

by Shigeki Abe April 21, 2015

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

I'll admit, I’m not a fan of Twinkies. I used to like them when I was younger, but now I find them way too sweet with a weird aftertaste. And ironically, while I like eating bananas, I won’t go out of my way to eat banana-flavored desserts or snacks (I find the banana flavor too overpowering). So when I got my hands on the popular Tokyo Banana, I had doubts about whether I would like it.

Fast forward quickly to an empty box later, my verdict? I LOVE THEM! But let's rewind first, and take a look at the packaging.

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

Packaging:

The box is nicely wrapped in a cute giraffe patterned wrapping paper with an actual sized depiction of the banana treat you are about to enjoy. Inside the box sit 12 Tokyo Bananas. Also inside was a pamphlet that had Tokyo Banana’s motto: “Walk straight. Even if it’s slow, far, or in small steps… walk to find happiness like the Tokyo Banana that became a giraffe. Tokyo Banana: Banana Pudding Flavor. I found you!”

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

Cute motto... but I have no clue what they're talking about. Moving on!

Each Tokyo Banana is individually packaged in clear plastic. The bow artwork perfectly aligned with the snack inside enhancing the cuteness of the snack.

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

Taste:

As soon I opened the packaging, I caught a whiff of freshly made caramel. The snack itself has got a really cool giraffe pattern. The texture of the sponge cake is perfectly fluffy, delicate, and moist. It’s easy to hold and won’t break or crumble.

Inside is a light caramel custard filling with a hint of banana flavoring. Everything is extremely well balanced with no one flavor overpowering the other.

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

TLDR:

I love it! Tokyo Banana is way nicer than a Twinkie in looks, texture, and taste. The sponge cake, caramel custard, and banana flavors are all perfectly balanced in this little snack.

Shigeki Abe
Shigeki Abe

Founder of Snakku; Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki has always traveled and explored the world through food.


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