May I just say, Asia has very different tastes than Westerners. I know you know this but do you know how different?
For one they don’t really have much of a dessert history, other than fruits and some puddings, I think. Cookies, cakes, pies, ice creams, etc, are not a thing. Until now.
The West exports a lot of stuff world wide but it has really made a thing of exporting our love of sweets. With this exportation we have included a higher percentage of diabetics and the obese.
As Asia adapts to the desserts and snacks from all over the world they have begun to put their own spin on them.
Can you guess what flavor this is? No, it’s not a simple mint. It’s closer to wasabi!
This one is hot and spicy chicken wings. Inside an Oreo! Really?!
Some of the new flavors are only found in Asia; like the new spicy peanut M&Ms, or the spicy hot Snickers. The Chinese like their spicy foods!
Not all of these are that bad tasting but they do take some getting over the traditional flavors. For me it’s pretty black and white. I’m still in the “no fruit on my pizza” camp. Traditionalists might find it a challenge to live abroad. You really need to be daring and reserve judgement until tasted, sipped, smelled, et al. If you can do that you might just find yourself with a new favorite flavor cookie!
And here is what the USA is looking forward to!