There are just some things you can't let go. In my case, I couldn't get over some of the goodies from childhood. One of them is a canister of crackers and chocolate dip. If the west has cheese and crackers snacks for children, the east has chocolate dip instead of cheese. And I must say, ours is better than theirs. I still like cheese and crackers, mind you but it's not as enjoyable as chocolate.
Yan Yan was for special days back then. I think I was able to eat them only when I was going out for a field trip. It was expensive back then and it is still relatively expensive to eat one nowadays.
Children today can read words on the crackers. Mostly, three letter word. And at the other end of the stick is the short clue of what that word is. If I was a kid, I would read each one. But now that I'm an adult and I'm just after the enjoyment of eating, I don't bother to read them at all.
I think Meiji's Yan Yan's chocolate dip is in line with that of Nutella. It doesn't taste the same but you enjoy it as much.
I had Yan Yan for dinner last night. And I had nothing but good dreams and a deep sleep.