OCCASIONALsnacking – Pickachurro

I can’t read much of any language other than English, so I relied on the shelf ticket for this item at my local konbini (aka Australian chain of generic asian supermarkets with a Chinese focus), and I was sad when it read “Pikachu Churro”.

Excuse me. Pikachu… Churro… Surely they meant Pikachurro

Pikachurro Illustration by BAKAkid

Anyway, the Pikachurro (as I am calling it) was pretty delicious. It is basically a dried biscuit version of a churro, with a choice-custard cream type filling. Having such a moist and delicious filling was great, as the biscuit churro was super dry.

First Impressions

When I first opened the Pikachurro, I couldn’t help but laugh. It looked like a sad straight poop, with some crumbs falling off from the ends that were surely meant to be nice and squared off when it was originally cut and packaged. But having traveled to the literal ends of the earth (Australia) I’m sure it was rounded off as it was uncerimoniously bounced from port to port.

The aroma was amazing, it smelt like a fresh churro, coated in cinnamon and sugar, with a hint of that choco-custard cream centre wafting through the air.

First Bites

Eating the Pikachurro was an interesting affair. It was crazy dry. If it weren’t for the choco-custard cream filling I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to finish the snack. It weighed next to nothing, and was a very wafery but crunchy biscuit outside. The filling was delicious and flavourful, and the cinnamon sugar dusting on the outside of the biscuit helped my salivary glands power through.

This is how I feel a lot of American candy cereals feel, even though I have only tried Apple Jacks. They smell like they are amazingly flavourful, but when you actually eat it, you are left wanting more. And if you dive straight in and it the cereal pieces out of the box, they are too dry to enjoy thoroughly.

That being said, I did go back for a different variant, the Doraemon Churro. Churraemon??? It was very similar to the Pikachurro, except the filling was a vanilla-custard cream. I came prepared this time with a milkshake, and it was an absolute treat.


10/10 would eat again… but with milk at the ready.

All images apart from the illustration via – www.airfrov.com

OCCASIONALsnacking – White Peach Fanta

Peach is without a doubt my favourite flavour.

White Peach just levels it up another notch.

I did an illustration of the White Peach Fanta Bottle.

Fanta is delicious as it is. It starts out great in orange flavour, and locally we seem to be able to get grape, strawberry, pineapple and maybe a couple of other flavours. The thing is though, they all taste super artificial, super sugary, and way to sweet to be consumed regularly.

Flavours in Japan on the other hand seem to be well balanced, closer to the actual flavour they are meant to represent, and not overly sweet. Peach is a very popular flavour in Japan, which comes around seasonally every year and seems to spread across every product imaginable.

White Peach drinks in Japan are the best. You have the Fanta, pictured here, you have various brands offering Chu-Hai, candies, Kit Kats, and even more savoury foods with a peach twist.

If you can find a White Peach Fanta, I highly recommend picking it up and trying it for yourself.