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What’s Swirly and Orange and Not the Flavor You Think It Is?

Okay, I’m not going to guess orange sherbet, then. Something more exotic…Mango!



Nope. I’ll give you a hint: when I was in grade school, something this flavor was usually eaten with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Oh no, it’s that weird togarashi pepper flavor from Ice Cream City, isn’t it?

Nyoop. (Ahahaha, you think I ate peppers as a child? Not in a million years.)

I give up.


Saw this on offer at the ice cream place on the lower level of Nakano Broadway.

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!

4 thoughts on “What’s Swirly and Orange and Not the Flavor You Think It Is? Leave a comment

    • I admit, I didn’t try it. But recently someone handed me a little dried fruity thing on a toothpick and I ate it and it was really sweet and then they told me it was dried tomato. びっくりした。

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