I opened the package and a very strong, chemical smell reached me, and that while I am still recovering from a cold, so my sense of smell isn’t even fully in function. It put me off completely, but for the sake of the review I dipped in.
I still regret it. It was a foul chemical taste that surely can’t be compared to strawberry, only with a fake sugary explosion and not in the good way. The sticks themselves are just plain biscuits and are really tasteless without a dipping. The BF thought they were okay, so I let him finish the box after only one bite. I couldn’t bare more of it, and while typing this, the aftertaste of this strawberry rip off is still lingering in the back of my mouth.
I have to say that this is the worst Japanese snack I have ever tasted so far. Even so, I am still willing to try the Chocolate and Vanilla version of Yan Yan, since I expect that these will be better.