Here comes another GariGari-Kun!
I came by this one by chance x3 I was searching around for the newest (ending of Naruto!) issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, and when I gave up on finding it – it was sold out quickly – I wandered into a Family Mart and looked into their ice cream cabinet. AND FOUND THIS.
So, we’ll start with the wrapper. There’s usually about three different wrappers for each flavor, so I choose the one I like the most, or the one I can only find one of. They’re always not very attractive, but hey, the ice bar itself is delicious! Just beware that the special flavors are ¥129, which is more than regular purin or the regular or new shiroi sour flavor Garigaris.
When I opened the package, I was kind of surprised at how yellow the color of the bar was.
It wasn’t a bright, neon yellow or anything, but pretty much as yellow as a cup of purin is supposed to be. After tearing open the wrapper, I excitedly took my first bite. And I wasn’t disappointed! The snack really tastes like pudding! It’s pretty amazing and made me crave the real thing. It has a custardy taste, bordering on eggy (it made me think of egg custard). The wrapper says it has a layer of purin ice cream around purin flavored shaved ice with two squirts of caramel sauce in the middle of the right and left sides. The caramel sauce
was a pleasant surprise. I actually probably could have done without the shaved ice, but it wouldn’t be GariGari-Kun without it. It would just be purin ice cream (which I wouldn’t mind having…!).
I savored it to the last bite.
All in all, it really tasted like purin. I’m surprised how true to flavor Garigaris can be.