Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Americans Review Bamba, Bissli, and Other Israeli Snacks


This week the Jerusalem Post featured a report on BuzzFeed's funny video about popular Israeli snack and how typical Americans might react to them. BuzzFeed, a popular US humor website, was creating a sequel to two of their previous hit videos, The Jewish Food Taste Test, and Hanukkah Explained by Christians.

The new video, called Americans Try Israeli Snacks, zeroes in on some of the most popular Israeli snacks and shows young Americans tasting and reviewing them.

The Jerusalem Post reported that:
The brave tasters all marveled over Elite's milk chocolate bar with popping candies, bewildered by the chocolate treat's tendency to "crackle in your mouth!"; One reviewer was reminiscent of Harry Potter eating the treat, saying "Fred and George Weasley would totally think of something like this."

Bamba was received with some hesitation, as some were disappointed to be greeted with a peanut-buttery flavor as opposed to the cheesey cheetoh flavor they expected, a result of the two snack's similar appearance.

Bissli got rave reviews despite it's unappealing shape which reminded one man  of, "some sort of rodent poo."

Crembo got compared to Pokemon's Diglett character, and, more realistically, to a Malomar, another variation of a chocolate covered marshmallow treat popular in America.
Enjoy!

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