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Late Nite Adobo

Typing out thoughts on a website… when the cravings hit you in the late nite…

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!

So…I kinda went on a bender at World Market, buying as many Kinder products as I  could get my grubby little hands on. The reason being: this strange youtube series on Kinder surprise egg unwrappings. I don’t even know how I discover these sorts of things…probably while surfing through funny cat videos. It’s always the funny cat videos.

Sadly, Kinder surprise eggs aren’t available stateside, as it’s apparently a choking hazard to have toys encased in food or something. I remember Disney having a similar product that wasn’t as good, but I digress. Child-safe Happy Hippos for everyone!

The packaging for the hippos is fun and colorful. The size easily fits into a purse/satchel for late night movie sneak-ins. And I really dig foreign nutrition information. Why doesn’t the U.S. refer to calories as “energy” so real life can be more like a videogame? The happy hippo itself, is more of a caterpillar shape than anything. And some of them look like they’re rolling their eyes with indifference. Along with the suspicious neck-beard looking chocolate shavings on the underside of the biscuit, I’m lead to believe they’re, in fact, hipster hippos. Dissection

The thin outer wafer has a nice crispy texture that I like in these kinds of snacks. When I bit into one of the biscuits I couldn’t help but think that the chocolatey cream inside the hippo was blood. So naturally I laughed like a maniacal madman while eating these. I like how these hippos aren’t too sweet, especially compared to the other Kinder candies. They give you a hit of sweetness that satisfies your chocolate cravings without sending you into a diabetic coma.

Mr. Hippo: Um, excuse me. I only eat locally sourced farm-to-table.

Mr. Hippo: “Um, excuse me. I only eat locally sourced savannah-to-table.”

At $4.99 for 3.62oz of eye-rolling (and probably back-talking) hippopotamii, I can’t recommend getting these Happy Hippos. As an alternative, I’d get a box of Hello Panda at $5.99 for 9.1oz of essentially the same snacky desert biscuits. Chocotastic endangered species goodness with a value? Yum!


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