I have yet to try real durian. I keep hearing how durian is supposed to smell really bad and taste really good. This is the second durian-based product I've tried so far, and I'm having doubts about whether the real durian will live up to the hype.
When I opened the bag, I was tempted to gag. The smell was like a mix of sour milk, rancid cheese, and stinky feet. I think the expression on the cartoon durian character on the back of the bag (click on the second picture) is a good impression of my own. I think I know now where the Mister Yuck face came from. Keeping in mind the taste was supposed to be much better, I tried a few kernels, and it wasn't. It was worse, because it was in my mouth, and wafting into my sinuses, and I can't turn them away like I can my nose. These are really bad.