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Cream Puffs You Can…Drink

Hanging out waiting for a train this spring, my intrepid fellow adventurer and I spotted THIS in a vending machine! Of all the unlikely tastes to come in a can, this has got to be one of the WTFiest. I mean, do any of you actually find yourselves craving the innards of a cream puff without the guilty crunch of the pastry bits? This drink turned out to (surprise, surprise) basically be thin vanilla pudding (though it did taste exactly like the hella sweet stuff inside regular Beard Papa offerings, so if you’ve got a jones on for that and there’s no outlet nearby, it would do in a pinch).

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Jonelle Patrick View All

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!

9 thoughts on “Cream Puffs You Can…Drink Leave a comment

  1. I wonder if a person added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to it, and paired it with the chocolate-covered MacDonald’s French Fries they sold last year, how long it would take to send said person into a diabetic coma? Yikes!

    • My friend and I together couldn’t finish one small can, it was so sweet! Which is weird for Japan, because usually stuff that promises a righteous sugar hit falls far short. Go figure!

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