I Mei Thin Crispy Biscuits (Original & White Sesame)

Posted in 4.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Cookie, Sweet at 12:11 am by Boo

Here is the longways package orientation for Thin Crispy Biscuits and flavor number two: Original and White Sesame. These TCBs are just as flat and just as crispity as their Chocolate Black Sesame cousins from last week, and just as amusing with the package blurb and smiling cracker. They also come 4 to a package/6ish packages per box so there are plenty of biscuits for nomming. Or if you prefer, several packets for nomming and several more for giving out to your favorite people to try. I like option two because it makes people more inclined to then share stuff with you later on.

I have to say though; I’m not digging the Original and White Sesame as much as I did the Chocolate and Black Sesame. First, I liked the dark package biscuit with white smiley face picture better than the light biscuit with the dark face. That’s just an aesthetics thing so I won’t dock pea points for it. I will, however, consider not giving as many pea points to the Original and White Sesame for their flavor blending as I did the Chocolate and Black Sesame. The Original and White Sesame has a really nice white sesame flavor, which it turns out I do not like as much as dark sesame (again, neither here nor there in terms of pea rating), but it’s paired with a pretty bland vanilla cracker-cookie deelie. Chocolate and black sesame were awfully darned harmonious as well as each having their own distinct flavor but all I’m getting here is SESAME and wheaty-grahamy-Ritzy sweet cracker. Original flavor must be like a ‘Nilla wafer without the ‘Nilla.

They are pretty similar to the Harvest Sesame crackers of yore, but slightly tastier. I think it’s a matter of Thin Crispy Biscuits being more on the cookie line of cookie-cracker whereas the Harvest was an extremely moderate cracker. A somewhat sweetish cookie, for TCB have a pleasant inherent biscuit sweetness as well as a light sugar dusting on top, may be a little more delightful than a somewhat sweetish cracker. I did have one Guinea Pig say that she’d happily eat Original and White Sesame biscuits all day long, or until the supply ran dry which seemed just slightly more enthusiastic than the response for the Harvest Sesame.

Thus I am in a quandary. Harvest Sesame got a 4 pea rating broken down into 3.5 snacking peas and 0.5 packaging peas and Thin Crispy Biscuits (Original and White Sesame) are slightly better (perhaps 3.75 snacking peas) and also contain a 0.5 pea packaging ‘hee’. However, they are certainly not as tasty as their Chocolate and Black Sesame Biscuit cousins which came in with 4 strong proud pea points. Hmmm! I think the only way out is to give the Original and Sesame the same 4 pea rating but direct you to the tastier Chocolate and Black Sesame if you are looking for a superb 4 pea Thin Crispy Biscuit.

Rating of 4 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. claw said,

    July 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Ive never tried this type of biscuit…they seem ok tho

  2. Boo said,

    July 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    These ‘biscuits’ were fairly tasty according to my thoughts and VERY tasty according to a couple of the Pigs. If you like a sort of less sweety and thin crispity cookie thing, these are that.

  3. Liang said,

    July 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    So I just tried these today (the black sesame variation) dipped in Nutella. It was the most mindblowing experience I’ve had in a while. MUST TRY!!

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