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I Do Not Like Them, Sam I Am

I do not like them from a box, I do not like them in my socks, I will not let these pass my lips, I do not like green tea and chips!

Hot on the heels of cherry blossom season, cookie manufacturers have apparently decided it’s green tea season. My local grocery store snack shelves are suddenly filled with dubious flavor combos like these green tea and chocolate chip numbers. Mind you, I’ve got nothing against mattcha when it’s whipped into hallucinogenic caffeine perfection in a tea bowl and served overlooking a 17th century garden, but green is just not my chocolate chip cookie color of choice.

…or let’s not, and say we did.
I’m betting these would be left sitting in lonely splendor after the crumpets are long gone.

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

5 thoughts on “I Do Not Like Them, Sam I Am Leave a comment

  1. I found a green tea root beer last week… here in Oklahoma! Maybe this is an international thing.
    (P.S. that root beer is funky, and not in the good way)

    • Green tea root beer? ((((;゚Д゚)))))))
      You ought to start an “Only In America” blog with that one! I’d never see that here, because apparently, root beer is as disgusting to Japanese people as fermented soybeans are to westerners. Go figure.

      • That’d be a lot of fun, but I was raised in America so I wouldn’t know what is or isn’t available elsewhere. I actually found a Philly cheesesteak with French fries on it in Marseilles of all places!

        Japanese people don’t like root beer? Madness! It’s the pinnacle of sodas! Nay, ALL beverages!

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