Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bub & Me: DIY Lotte Koala March Choco Ball {コアラのマーチチョコボール}

Lotte Koala's March is one of my favourite snacks growing up. They are extremely delicious, bite-sized crunchy biscuits with rich cream filling like chocolate, strawberry, creamy milk or even exotic flavours like hazelnut, custard cream or vanilla ice.

When I was studying in Australia, I used to bring big boxes of it back to University after holidays back home because I missed it so. It was hard to find these babies in Australia then! I would think Koala's March biscuits be more popular there since koalas are Australia's icon and each cute biscuit is imprinted with a koala character on its surface.

Did you know there are a total of 485 koala characters so far??? You can view and print out the all the designs from Lotte Koala's March Japanese website.

Recently, I heard about this "experiment" where you can transform your Koala March biscuits into giant chocolate balls. Seriously, how cool is that??! The Choco Ball experiment is already very popular in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, but has yet to hit the shores of Singapore yet. The boy was rather skeptical so I tried it out with Lil Pumpkin and you know what... it worked!!!

Prep Time:
About 40 minutes

1 box of Koala's March Chocolate Flavour {41g}

  1. Hold the box tightly. Do not open the box or packet of biscuits inside.
  2. Shake it hard for about 30-40 minutes. It can get quite tiring but think of it like a good workout. You can actually feel the biscuits breaking up and forming a ball.
  3. Once you feel that all the biscuits have broken up and formed one ball, stop.
  4. Open the packet and enjoy your chewy chocolate ball.
Man, this makes eating Lotte Koala's March all the more interesting, and the boy thinks the choco ball tastes really good too :) Make this a fun activity with your active kid by getting them involved to shake and dance around with it for the both of you to enjoy this delicious treat haha. We're gonna try it out with the strawberry flavour tomorrow  :p

Are you going to make your own Koala's March Choco Ball too?

Read about the other fun activities we did with Lil Pumpkin or my list of Kid-Friendly places in Singapore.

* Disclosure: Lotte Koala's March biscuits were provided by Lotte Singapore for the review, thanks to No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.



mail4rosey said...

They are cute snacks, and your video model is a doll too. :)

An Apel a Day said...

They are cute! I got some similar ones that were a different animal. I think they were Panda Bears.

Ai Sakura said...

mail4rosey: aww thanks! :)

Alissa: Yes we have them too. Meiji Pandas!

Stacy said...

Lil pumpkin looks super cute doing the shake! Err but I'd really prefer eating the original koala shapes to the giant ball... did you finish that?

Christine Lim said...

Very interesting way of eating the giant choco ball... I may not finish it.. its quite difficult to share it this way I would say.. lol

Will try it this weekends with older kids thou :)

Thanks for sharing.