Pai no Mi x Pablo Cheesecake Snack Review
Many would already know the famed Pablo Cheesecake, that was born out of Osaka, Japan. Tender to the bite, succulent on the taste, happiness overload that needed intervention… or so I have heard because I haven’t had the chance to grab a bite of it! (Yes, yes, bite me for the misleading text.
So when Fujikawa-san told me that the Pai no Mi has a new collaboration with Pablo Cheesecake, I thought it was the perfect time to lay that millennial characteristic of Fear Of Missing Out to rest. Wonect went out to buy it, and we put the staff to the taste test!
First to taste – Chong!
Chong has eaten both the Pai no Mi and Pablo’s Cheesecake before, but this will be her first time trying this collaboration. She likes the baked dough from Pai no Mi, so her expectations are high for this one!
“Cheesecake…? It’s tastes more like honey or caramel? It still has the excellent dough of Pai no Mi, and is a lot less sweeter than I thought.” The dough is going to be what keeps her coming back for this, as the flavour seems to be taking a secondary seat for her during the taste test.
Chong’s verdict: “Delicious. Just don’t expect it have the dripping cream as shown on the box!”
Next up! Wulan
At first, Wulan was not really sure about what to think about it. She has never tried both the Pai no Mi or Pablo’s Cheesecake, and is confused between the taste of cheesecakes and the taste of pie. She’s on pins and needles to get down to the bottom of how its going to taste.
“There is no chocolate!” She was refering to the fact that “chocolate” is written on the box, but there isn’t any chocolatey-taste. “I don’t know how to describe the taste, but if it was on a range between Like and Dislike, it’ll be on the side of Like. The packaging is vague!”
Wulan’s verdict: “I like it. I’ve always liked sweet stuff!”
Ho was third to test taste
“Looks like cookies,” was Ho’s first impression, throwing us a doubtful look. “It might taste like cheesecake…?”
She takes a careful bite into one of the Pai no Mi. “It’s a little bit sweet. But there don’t seem to have any cheesecake flavour? The taste is also blander as compared to Taiwanese snacks, so I can’t really place it on my Like list too.”
Ho’s verdict: “One piece is enough. (laugh)”
Final taste tester – Roger
I have a love for the Matcha-flavoured Pai no Mi, and eat it from time to time. However, I have no idea what to expect from a cheesecake flavoured snack.
There was a pleasant scent as I opened the box. It was delicious, but… where is the cheesecake flavour?! I continued to bite it, even took a second piece, but it was just sweet with a hard-to-tell flavour. If I have to compare, then I still prefer the Matcha Pai no Mi.
Roger’s verdict: “If you are looking for something sweeter than [Matcha Pai no Mi], you’ll probably like the Cheesecake-flavoured Pai no Mi.”
Wonect’s Overall Rating
It’s delicious, in a pleasantly suspicious way! While it doesn’t really have the cheesecake flavour, it is a good attempt at creating a new flavour with one of Osaka’s favourite F&B brand. It’s worth a bite if you are in a dilemma of your next snack purchase, just don’t expect it to change your life!
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