Asian Snack Attack is our ongoing series where we weed out the good from the bad in the wild and wooly world of newfangled Asian snacks.
Asian Snack: 100% Natural Ginger Candy
Manufacturer: Prince of Peace International, Inc.
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Pre-Consumption Expectations: Excited. I love ginger and I like chewy things, too.
Texture: Perfectly chewy/tenacious. Dusted in a powder so it's not too sticky nor moist.
Taste: Smells and tastes like real ginger. I tried sucking on them, then eventually chewing, as well as the alternate method for you impatient types: chewing straightaway. Both work but you must be careful with the sucking method as these suckers can get pretty spicy. Now, for the health benefits: ginger supposedly helps with nausea. And the fact that you're chewing on something might help those of us who get motion sickness -- gives you something to be distracted by. I always make ginger tea when I'm feeling a little down, I feel healthy somehow when eating these.
Quotes from the Snack Panel: "Good breath freshener."
Stars: 5 out of 5. EAT IT!