Hot-Kid Honey Ball Cookies

Posted in 0.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, Cracker, Savory at 6:48 pm by Boo


Again, I dork out with the little kid food and check it out:

It’s the most nutritious snack for children. Why, giving this to your children will make them lift weights or take up hippy karate (don’t deny that the karate dude isn’t giving us the peace out sign with both hands) or even trepidatiously tossing a ball off camera. Whatever your child does after nutritiously eating Honey Ball Cookies, he or she will also transform into the Hawaiian punch guy. Hey, I’m just going by the packaging here.

Speaking of nutritious, because this IS the most nutritious snack for creepy looking children, let’s go take a look at these most nutritious ingredients.

Yup, that’s nutrition alright. One and two are starch and sugar, which kids don’t really get enough of over the course of the day. Oh and there are eggs and milk too and that gives your child a nutritious 0.84 grams of protein and 3% of their daily calcium. Compared to the Hostess Zinger where you get 1 gram of protein, and 220 mg of calcium (can’t find the %RDA for that, sorry) and a whole one more carbohydrate. Those nasty, nasty, unhealthy Zingers with their 27 total grams of carbohydrates. Why these Honey Ball Cookies only have 26 grams of carbohydrates. Nutritious!

The picto version of the ingredients for your amusement.

I feel sorry for any kids who have to eat these most nutritious snacks because they taste like ASS. They are small and fun sized and have a lovely, light airy crunch but man. Urg. There is a chemical nasty of something going on in there. I can’t even pinpoint what flavor of the five ingredients is trying to represent itself as the nutritious taste from the lab room floor but something is way off in these. Maybe if you curdled your milk, added rancid honey and a slightly gooshy potato and then tried to synthesize that flavor you might come up with the nutritious taste portrayed here.

There is also an unpleasant dustiness to these Honey Ball cookies that really doesn’t go away. You would think the initial dusty of whatever they coat these things in (nutrition?) would dissolve and go away once you have them in your mouth and it sort of does. However, it is replaced by the dustiness of the Ball Cookie once you chew it down to little cookie bits in your mouth. It has an unpleasant initial dusty and an after dusty and yuck all around.

The only good thing this has going for it is the cute ball shape and the nice crunch but that’s only going to get Honey Ball Cookies a

Rating of 0.5 Wasabi Pea out of a possible 5.


  1. Adam Riff™ no longer wants to hit that » Sweet we rock and sweet we roll said,

    April 16, 2008 at 3:02 am

    […] SNL sketch. My two-and-a-half-year-old nephew Max can recognize and say “Whole Foods.” • Hot-Kid Honey Ball Cookies are “the most nutritious snack for children” […]

  2. Eve said,

    September 4, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Where can we buy these….I stopped at and Asian Market and they didn’t know what I was talking about. Can we order them online?

  3. Boo said,

    September 6, 2008 at 7:58 am

    I did a little Googling and they are a bit tough to find. The company is ‘Hot-Kid’ and I found this site which reviewed Hot-Kid Ball cakes. The packaging is different so maybe looking for the funny looking kids would be your best bet? Otherwise, I might look for them on-line, either periodically over at J-list (their stock rotates quite frequently so check back now and then) or on Amazon.com.

  4. Just a weeaboo said,

    December 16, 2008 at 2:56 am

    thats not a peace sign, in Japan thats “V” for victory

  5. Boo said,

    December 16, 2008 at 7:09 am

    OK, I’ll give you V for Victory. It makes more sense that the kid is all “Victory! I broke a board” than for him to be “Peace out man, I broke a board”.

  6. Elizabeth said,

    June 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    1) these are Chinese – Taiwanese to be exact – not Japanese.
    2) they can be found at asianwok.com – http://www.asianwok.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2115&IDCategory=21

  7. Kimkebob said,

    June 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    We find these quite delicious actually! They have a lovely honey after-taste, and even though it is high in sugar at least it has calcium and a little iron, which is more than a lot of other junk foods contain…

  8. kiki said,

    November 17, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    There are many japanese brands of this type of cookie and they are actually decent tasting. I agree with the dusty-ness and lack of real nutrition though.

  9. Boo said,

    November 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    kiki- I’ll have to keep my eyes out for a different brand of ball like cookie if the other ones aren’t as bad.

  10. random pocky fan said,

    November 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    eugh. cuz potatoes, honey, eggs, and milk taste WONDERFUL in a cookie. DX

  11. gloria s said,

    January 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    where can i order the honey ball cookies?

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