Meiji’s Pucca crackers are a popular treat. You can usually find them with a chocolate or strawberry filling, but this Yaki Guri (roasted chestnut) flavor caught my eye while perusing the goods in Mitsukoshi in Epcot’s Japan pavilion. At $2.99, it was an inexpensive, fun item to try.
The ingredients indeed contained baked chestnut powder as well as sweet potato powder.
The interior packaging is rather plain, simply displaying the name of the manufacturer. When I opened the bag, and aroma reminiscent of roasted coffee beans emerged.
The crackers have a light, flaky shell with a pretzel-like crunch without the salt. They are baked to a golden brown.
The filling is smooth and melts in your mouth. The roasted flavor and slight bitterness of the chestnut came through, combined with a caramelized flavor similar to creme brulee.
These crackers/cookies were awesome. I’ve often found that items with fillings like this, the flavor often tastes chemical, especially in flavors like strawberry. These had a much more developed flavor that impressed me. These could easily find a regular home in my pantry.
Have you tried the Meiji Pucca Yaki Guri crackers? Does the flavor sound like one in which you’d be interested?