A fish might not seem the most obvious choice of shape for a strawberry flavoured wafer but this is actually based on a Taiyaki - a traditional Japanese fish shaped cake. Instead of the the traditional filling of red bean paste, these are filled with an aerated chocolate similar to Aero. I was sent the Meiko Puku Puku Tai to review by Oyatsu Cafe who also stock a milk chocolate version.
The large wafer is very detailed in it's unique fish design. Immediately there is the strong and appetising scent of strawberries - it's super sweet like a strawberry milkshake.
The inner chocolate filling is very airy to the point of being quite crumbly, but it looks so pretty against the outer pink wafer!
I have to admit I wasn't expecting much from the flavour, I thought it would just be an average strawberry wafer but I'm glad to say it was so much nicer than that. The inner chocolate is light with a lovely milky strawberry flavour. The wafer is also light but with a satisfying crunch. Together it makes for an extremely delicious, if a little on the sweet side, snack. The unusual fish shape adds an extra special touch too!
Grocery Gems Verdict: Meito Puku Puku Tai - Strawberry
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition: 89 calories.
Price: $1.99 (approx. £1.32).