Saturday, February 7, 2015

kopiko coffee candy

A packet of Kopiko sweets.

I grew up with Kopiko, the strong and rich coffee candy from Indonesia. I have fond memories of road trips with the family where we sucked on Kopiko to distract ourselves from the long ride - it was particularly useful for my dad, the designated driver, as it helped keep him from falling asleep at the wheel!

The sweets are individually wrapped, and apparently 4 - 5 of these original Kopiko candies are equivalent to a cup of espresso. If you're after something less potent, there is a milder "Milko" or "Cappucino" version, which contains milk powder and is lighter on the coffee extract. But today's review is about the original, as pictured.

Individually wrapped Kopiko coffee candy.

If you're interested in the list of ingredients, here it is: sugar, glucose syrup, vegetable oil (palm oil or coconut oil), coffee extract (4.9%), butter, salt, emulsifier (soy lecithin 322), colour (caramel 150d), salt, natural coffee flavour.

A hard candy, it presents itself as a small rectangular slab with a dark, shiny appearance and smooth, crunchy texture. The taste is charmingly bittersweet. If you like coffee, and if you like hard, brittle candy, you'll probably enjoy Kopiko.

You've got to admit, it looks pretty sleek and seductive...

The dark, shiny appearance of Kopiko candy - it's smooth, hard, and crunchy.

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