name: Gaufrette Pokémon little tales
size: 10.1cm diameter, 5.5cm tall
red tin: Pikachu (m & f), Mime Jr., Girafarig, Ponyta, Blitzle, Ditto, Chatot, Drifloon, Clefairy, Flaaffy
white tin: Pikachu (m & f), Shaymin (land forme), Deerling (spring form), Combee (f), Cherrim (sunshine form)
release date: February 2016
contents: plain gaufrettes (5+5)
This pair of tins features two scenes in the Pokémon little tales art style. The red tin has a carousel scene, and the white tin has a flower stand scene. Both tins have brass accents. While the art around the side of the white tin is only the same artwork as the lid repeating, the red tin has additional artwork along the side. The tins come packaged together in a clear plastic box, so there is no label or tape directly affixed to the tins, which is a bonus.
The tins are made from the thicker metal that the PC generally uses for round or shaped tins. The lids slide on, and are snug but not tight.
These are soooooooooo good!!!!! Taste-wise, they are definitely in my top 3 of Pokémon Center snacks. The gaufrettes themselves and the wrappers both have adorable little tales artwork. The wafer part tastes like an ice cream cone (that is essentially what it is, after all), and the filling inside has a light, sweet flavor. It pairs beautifully with a cup of sakura tea~ *o* They are fairly delicate though. I’d guess that after shipping, you’d have a few broken ones and a few intact ones.
summary: If you were waffling (lol, see what i did there) about getting these, GET THEM. You won’t regret it.
(P.S. I didn't want to make this about Kyoto pick-ups, but there ARE more goods being shown on twitter, so please check it out right away if you're interested! Sign-up post is here. Sign-ups will close in the next few hours!)