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Meiji Tanpact Cheese Biscuit with Milk Chocolate: I think I'm naturally sensitive to packaging design given my interest in visual design, but being in a foreign country where I don't know the language further deepens my reliance on food photography to make purchasing decisions. When I saw this box of biscuits, I assumed that they were plain crackers with a one-sided chocolate coating. It was only when I got home that I saw the smaller image underneath the product name showing 3 types of cheese (what appears to be blue cheese, gouda, and brie). While I haven't had a cheese and chocolate snack combination before, it also doesn't seem like it would be terrible given that cheese plates with fruit and chocolate are not an unusual pairing. The box comes with four individually wrapped packets each containing three biscuits, each slightly larger than a Ritz cracker. You can definitely taste that they're not plain biscuits, with a slightly sour and funky flavor. It certainly isn't as obvious as if it were cheddar-cheese flavored, but I'm not sure I would guess it was cheese flavored if I didn't know from the box. I guess that could be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you want to have cheese and chocolate flavored crackers. Overall, they're decent but not memorably so (other than the general idea of the flavor combination). 3.0/5.0

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