Earlier this year I happened to go to the Shinjuku Godzilla Store near the time in which Godzilla King of the Monsters was in theaters, and I was thrilled to find—in addition to the Godzilla Store itself—a limited time special store had been put up specifically for the release of the aforementioned MonsterVerse film. While I was not wild about KOTM (much the opposite), it was still really fun to see the wide variety of goods that were for sale at the time—and I was able to pick up a wide variety of Godzilla-themed snacks. Oddly, at that time, the only snacks I found that were themed around the Godzilla King of the Monsters film at the store were these—the Godzilla King of the Monsters Choco in Sables, from Coms (again). Let’s take a look.
The packaging this time I think is a bit less interesting than in the past—though maybe I am just a sucker for the cuter art on Coms other recent Godzilla goodies. Here we have cartoonish, but much more serious renditions of Godzilla (compared to the illustrations on the Coms snacks), King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan from the film. And while the art generally stays faithful to the film versions of those monsters, KG looks a bit different, being more obviously gold instead of the sort of boring brown from the movie. Rodan also looks a bit different, with more prominent claws and smaller wings. With each box, you also get one bromide of four randomly included in the box (of course). The one I got was of King Ghidorah. I actually like how he looks on the card more than how he turned out in the movie!
What about the sables? And what is a sable, anyway? I had to look it up. Apparently it’s a kind of buttery shortbread cookie/biscuit from France. The Godzilla choco in sables reminded me of Nilla wafers with a bit of chocolate cream in them. I tried one, and it was alright—definitely buttery and sweet, but not too sweet. The chocolate didn’t add much, and the overall affair was a bit overly dry, though that may be because I munched mine after the best-if-eaten-by date had passed.
And that’s about it. Only one kind of cookie inside, and you only get eight of them and a big picture of a random monster. A little underwhelming if you ask me, at least in comparison to some of the other recent Godzilla yummies I have tried. I’d give this one a pass.
The front of the box!
The back of the box! Or did I get it backwards?
Snack packaging–hungry yet?
Mmm… dry and with cheap chocolate in the middle. Delish.
KG looks much better when he is all gold.