A package from Jakarta, Indonesia. The little pouches may look like teabags of sorts, but be careful when opening - they contain powdered orange juice and iced coffee! Thanks to our correspondent, Sayuti, we may have just found the perfect place for all of you thirsty astronauts to take a supermarket pitstop on the way to Mars.
To tired English eyes, Chan Pui Mui may look like nothing more than plain old boiled sweets in their wrappers. What little faith! These squishy globes are in fact small plums that have been stewed with citrus peel. Expecting something tangy, sharp, perhaps even a little sour? Think again — these babies have only a gentle, pruney sweetness about them. Just make sure you don’t pop the plastic film in your gob too.
What’s to a Jaffa Cake? Those of us outside of Little England may not be aware of the fierce debate that these circular sponges have stirred amongst confectionary lovers for more than sixty years. The sender of this package sums it up for us: ‘considered neither a real cake nor a biscuit, this is a sweet plagued by identity crisis’. The sweets themselves are discs of soft biscuit, topped with a tangy orange jelly and coated in chocolate. Apparently, ‘Jaffa’ is a type of orange from Israel. The less said about ‘Cake’, the better, perhaps.