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How a 99-yen cheese snack from MUJI nearly burned a hole in our wallet

If you're a fan of MUJI food products, there's no need to tell you they have a great selection of reasonably priced snacks. We recently reviewed 10 of their latest 99-yen snacks in their lineup, and were truly impressed by their quality for the price.

However, for the writer who reviewed them, one of these snacks stood out from the rest, and that was the Cheese Cream Filled Biscuit Sticks.

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If you read the abovementioned review, you may have noticed that the description for this particular snack was a bit more emphatic than the others:

Crunchy, cheesy, umami-rich biscuit sticks with a mild cheese filling.
These are addictive!

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Maybe it was the double whammy of cheese flavors in the biscuit and the filling featuring two kinds of cheese.

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Maybe it was the combination of the crunchiness of the outer cheesy crust and the mild, creamy cheese filling.

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Maybe it was all of these things AND the fact that they only cost 99 yen, which made it feel less like a guilty pleasure.

Whatever the reason was, our writer was so infatuated with these snacks that he returned to the MUJI shop and bought another 10 bags...

...and polished off two of them over the weekend along with a few hard seltzers.

So, here's a warning for anyone thinking of buying them. Don't be fooled by the 99-yen price. They're so good you'll be tempted into buying them again and again, and you'll be spending all your snack money before you know it.

Enjoy them in moderation... if you can!

Product Information

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  • Name (JP): チーズインスナック chīzu in sunakku
  • Name (EN): Cheese Cream Filled Biscuit Sticks
  • Volume: 37 grams
  • Ingredients: Chocolate coating (condensed milk, vegetable oil, cheese powder, whole milk powder, cocoa powder, salt) [made in Japan], flour, vegetable oil, corn grits, sugar, cheese seasoning (salt, sugar, creaming powder, cheese powder, protein hydrolysate, yeast extract powder), cheese powder, wheat fiber, salt, yeast extract powder/trehalose, seasoning (amino acids), flavoring, emulsifier, colorant (annatto color, paprika color), calcium oxide, sweetener (sucrose).
  • Energy: 189 kcal
  • Protein: 3.3 grams
  • Fat: 10.0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 21.3 grams
  • Salt equivalent: 1.3 grams
  • Allergens: wheat, milk and soybeans. Manufactured in a facility that also processes shrimp, crab and peanuts.

In addition to MUJI stores in Japan, you can buy them at their online shop here.

Note: If you live outside of Japan and your local MUJI doesn't carry them, you may need to use a forwarding service like Buyee or White Rabbit Express to have them shipped to your address, where permitted.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.