This one is a buy-again five-star find.
When I saw it yesterday at Hawaii Kai Costco, I wasn’t sure whether to buy it or not. The thing with Costco is that if you don’t like it, you still have lots of it. Thankfully, I love this.
The price was $9.99 for a dozen (12) 4 ounce individual shelf-stable cups. The box describes, “In Asia, tapioca is a favorite less-sweet dessert that takes hours to prepare.”
Each of these individual containers is quite plain: white outside with a white seal and filled with white pudding. It is, as described, not overly sweet, just barely in the dessert range for flavor. It’s the best part of the dessert. You can always add more sweet, but you can’t take it away.
When I was at the checkout counter, I mentioned how I hoped it would be as good as it sounded. A Costco employee chimed in that she loved it, and mentioned she added some cinnamon for added tastiness. I took her suggestion and ran with it. I tried a spoonful just to say I tried it plain. Then, I added more — lots more. First, a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, then some Indonesian seedless guava from the garden, then some kiwano, another sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and topped with orange zest.
It was almost enough for me to declare I would grow kiwano again. But, I’ll save that for a future post about my continuing adventure with the fruit I’m still calling “evil cucumber.” The thing is, the tart sensation of kiwano, aka: horned cucumber or jelly melon, next to the sweetness of the tapioca pudding was astoundingly tasty.
You don’t need exotic fruit to make Sun Tropics’ tapioca pudding delicious. I can envision this with sliced fruit like strawberries, chopped mint, berries, etc. Or, just plain. It’s quick snack of 90 calories. Ingredients listed on the package are: Coconut Milk, Tapioca Pearls, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt and Guar Gum.