A most excellent asian snack food
(product of Singapore
) manufactured by Meiji
. As the box says, "Tasty biscuits with creamy chocolate
filling" (they also come in a strawberry
variety). The biscuits all come emblazoned with the image of a sickeningly cute anime
playing with a ball, riding a tricycle
, picking flowers, bathing in a teacup, or some other such sickeningly cute activity. They taste good enough that this can be overlooked.
Hello Panda seems to be on the verge of breaking through to the (admittedly smallish) market of asian snack foods that are popular with Americans (see Pocky and Botan Rice Candy). Whereas in the past I could only find these at Uwajimaya, recently they've been popping up in Cub Foods stores all over the Portland area.