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Morinaga Pino Uji Matcha Ice Cream: These are popular frozen treats you can buy at most shops in Japan. They're shaped like large Dots candies with a thin outer coating and ice cream interior. The classic version has vanilla ice cream with a chocolate coating. I purchased their Uji Matcha flavor, which tastes of a mix of matcha and red bean, though both the shell and ice cream were matcha-green. I was surprised how much red bean flavor came through. The coating is not like American coated-ice cream, which tends to be crisp chocolate that snaps when bit into; instead, this coating is more waxy and soft. My favorite part of the snack is the packaging - the carboard folds up to reveal a set of 6 miniature ice cream pieces along with a toothpick that can be use to pick them up. Very handy! 3.0/5.0

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