So, What DO Cherry Blossoms Taste Like?
Around cherry blossom season in Japan, the shelves suddenly fill with “sakura”-flavored food. But what does cherry blossom-flavored food actually taste like? I investigate.
Cherry blossoms taste like…mini-shrimp potato chips.
Cherry blossoms taste like…plum-flavored whisky & soda.
Cherry blossoms taste like…pinkish berry combo gel and vanilla ice cream.
Cherry blossoms taste like…potato chips sprinkled with ground up bits of plum blossoms.*
And of course, cherry blossoms taste like…beer.
*Edited, thanks to Little Alex, whose comment below quite rightly pointed out that I had been utterly fooled into buying these unseasonal PLUM FLOWER sprinkled chips. Thinking that because they were still on the shelf at hanami time, I misidentified them as sakura flavor (#^.^#)
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback. Nightshade is the one set during cherry blossom season
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