This comes in a decent looking box, and from the outside it looks like the contents will contain one medium sized square of what seems to be cheesecake.
I’m a little worried about this, all the cheesecake I’ve eaten has either been fresh or frozen, I’m not sure what sort of ingredients are in this to substitute for the dairy, but I hope it tastes good, and considering it’s Morinaga who make these, then it should.
Opening the box was a big surprise, instead of a square of cake, what I get are 5 tiny packets of what I now assume are individually wrapped smidgens of cake. I don’t quite get why they’ve done this, why not one square? Why five tiny squares? Perhaps this is just the Japanese way of thinking, small portions and all that.
The packets really are tiny though, each one is only 5g, it’s a bit of a pain to have to open each individually. Opening a packet reveals a terrible stench, akin to gone-off cheese. It literally smells as if they made a cheesecake, cut it into tiny portions then packaged them. There’s no strawberry smell, or lemon, or anything, just stinky cheese. Not looking forward to the taste…
The initial taste is the exact same as the smell, and so is the aftertaste, it didn’t make me gag but it’s pretty horrible. There’s lemon there somewhere as well, it’s desperate to get out, but it’s being overpowered. You can just about taste the lemon, but it’s not easy.
Also, with the individual packs, when you open them, because the cake is fit so tightly in, it tears a large side of the cake, very annoying, or perhaps that’s a good thing, because there was less for me to eat.
I ate all 5 of these, and each one tasted awful. These really are pretty bad, they just don’t work well. If you want cheesecake, then get a proper one, not this stuff.