You may be too young to know this, but in the ’70s, they used to call haw flakes “titina”. I really don’t know why.
Back in the ’70s, haw flakes came in rectangular form. In school, they were sold two thins to a pack under the Laurel & Hardy brand.
I wish I could show you how it looks, but I can’t seem to find any Google images.
This is the most popular form of haw flakes currently in the market.
Some kids call it “body of Christ”.
I don’t really eat this often, but in Hong Kong earlier this week, I saw these huge giant packs being sold at Aji-Ichiban.
I’m a sucker for packaging, so I bought one and started to eat it for the next five days in Hong Kong.
Each individual pack contains between five to seven rounds or flakes.
Because of the small packaging, it was not difficult to eat seven packs in one sitting. I love the taste and texture. I got obsessed.
After finishing one bag, I bought four more bags in Hong Kong for me and for gifts.
I used to wonder why they were called haw flakes. I used to think they were pronounced “how flakes” (rhymes with cow) until I realised they were named after the Chinese hawthorne or hawberry. I still have to get used to pronouncing them “haw flakes” (rhymes with jaw).
I regret having Googled it because once opened, the fruit looks more like an alien’s vomit.
Eaten alone, hawberries should help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism. But in my case I ended up gaining 3 lbs. during the Hong Kong trip. Not sure if the haw flakes did it or all the buffet meals we had.
Somebody please tell me what this calorie chart means, cause I don’t know what KCAL means. I don’t know if the per serving calories refer to one pack of 7 flakes or seven packs of flakes.
Somebody help me because I gained 3 lbs. and I hayrett!!
So after seeing the alien’s vomit, not sure if I’m going to eat any more haw flakes. I’ll find out in the next few days. Meanwhile, diet starts tomorrow.