The sticky rice balls I can handle. I could even get into the slightly gelatinous, traditional mitarashi topping that gets its brown from, uh, soy sauce. But I draw the line at nori. Yes, those suspicious-looking little black things on top are KILL ME NOW strips of the same kind of seaweed that holds your tuna roll together. And those sprinkles that look like nuts? Nope. Rice crackers.
The weirdest thing is that this sundae isn’t being sold in a shop that’s known for ice cream flavors you’d only eat on a dare – it’s this month’s feature at a mainstream convenience store!
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8 thoughts on “Please Tell Me That’s Not Seaweed On My Ice Cream”
Oh my goodness. Yes, a line has to be drawn. D🍵❣️
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There’s a place in Sydney that does soft serve with French Fries. I woukd rather have seaweed!
Ha, I’ve seen that in Tokyo too! Ew. Also, potato chips with soft serve on top WHY
Ben and Jerry’s do a potato chip ice cream (or at least they used to).
Someone got paid good money to create that.
Maybe they’re trying to triple down on traditional Japanese summer foods? That’d be like putting potato salad, beer, and cole slaw on a hamburger.
….that burger probably exists.
Arg, sorry, I’ve been traveling in wifi wasteland, so am way behind in saying yes, I too spent time imagining the “this month’s special” development team staring in consternation at the list of flavors already featured, and finally throwing up their hands and saying to their intern, “Uh, Taro-kun, what was that seaweed thing you were joking about by the water cooler yesterday…?”
That’s a much better situation than making a serious pitch for a delicious sundae. D: