A couple of weeks ago I discovered a newly opened shop here in Brunei, Royce' Chocolates. (No, I have no idea what that apostophe is for either...). Of course I had to pop and and have a browse and was so amused by the following product that I took a photo on my phone and immediately uploaded it to Facebook:
I pondered whether this was a good idea or not and received many many comments on the photo, veering from 'Try them, they look interesting' to 'Yeuk, they sound horrible' and just 'no no no'!
Well, amongst the Facebook comments was one from Maya who told me that she had several boxes of these from Hari Raya so would bring me one to try! We were meeting that week for a sushi lunch, and sure enough, Maya very kindly brought along a box of milk chocolate ones for me (they also come in white chocolate and caramel flavours!).
We opened them almost as soon as I got home with them... and they really are crisps/potato chips (depending on where you come from!) covered in chocolate!
And the verdict? This was the plate about 30 seconds later:
Despite the bizarreness of the concept, they were actually extremely nice, and fiendishly addictive! I'm a great fan of the combination of sweet and salty (salted caramel? Yes please!) and these contained a hint of salty tang which married beautifully with the milk chocolate (which, by the way, was delicious - yes, I know, Asian chocolate that tastes nice? It does exist!). I'll be honest, the potato-ness of them is just a little odd, potato isn't usually found in sweet products, but we managed to get over that pretty quickly.
I think I may just have to purchase some of these at some point... after all, there are 2 other flavours to try!