Saturday, August 29, 2009

what's in that can? round 6

Buying baked goods in Japan is a lot like reaching into a box of Bernie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. The savory stuff looks exactly like the sweet stuff, and if you can't read the labels, there's really no telling what you're going to get. One time I bought a cellophane-wrapped piece of baumkuchen (a kind of cake that I understood to be sweet and kind of creamy), only to find that it tasted like black pepper.

That said, today we picked up treats for the boys at 7-11 on the way home from sushi at More's. Brandon got ice cream, but I wanted to get something smaller and less messy for Jack. I settled on a sandwich of mini pancakes with an indeterminate filling. We could tell what it was as soon as we opened it, although it still needed to be tasted to determine whether it was sweet or savory. Jackson LOVED it. What do you think it is?

5 comments:

Dianne said...

a chili flavored cookie?

Kerpickle said...

Don't tell me it's more of that jello stuff! LOL!!!

k^squared said...

Jelly?

Or some sort of pie filling; like a tastycake pie.

EmilySullins said...

It looks like sweet bean paste...

Mother Hoodwink said...

It looks like regular jelly, but I'm guessing it's not. How about, gravy?