Posted by Jonelle Patrick on December 5, 2011 in Food from A Parallel Universe | 2 Comments
Umadare babekyu (“Delicious Flavor BBQ”) Cheetos…do they even qualify as Cheetos without that neon orange goodness?
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.
I just came across a great article about weird Japanese snack. One of my favorite lines, “Not that you’d know the Ayataka line of green teas is from Coca-Cola. The can for its Maccha Latte (¥120) is covered so completely in kanji characters that you’d need a PhD in Japanese Literature to grasp its full verbose glory.”
Here’s the rest of the story: http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/eat/snack-nation-japans-obsession-weird-and-wonderful-pocket-money-delights-135171?pi=pi#ixzz1g44T1Fld
Thanks for the pointer! I clearly need to spend more time learning food package kanji so I can winkle out further amusing details on those vending machine gems! (David Marx is waaaay overqualified to be writing about Doritos, but I’m happy to have the guilty pleasure of reading his take on this important subject. heh.)
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