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

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more