Thursday, January 07, 2010

Another Food Adventure

I try to pick up something new for the family to taste on each outing to our local stores. I try to choose something I think they'll like. The goal is for them to learn new things can be FUN; not always gross. ::snort::

Yesterday I picked up something that looked like pretzel sticks. I thought they might be sesame. I doubt they were sesame and they weren't pretzels. Sort of a baked short, stick.....a HOT and SWEET taste all at once. They're disappearing, so someone else thinks they're good. The writing is all in Kanji. I can't even provide a Romanji name for them.

This is the other item I picked up. I suppose I was fascinated by Aomori Nebuta and the pig hiney on the front.

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Aomori is our prefecture. Nebuta, I couldn't decipher. Choco Crunch sounded promising.

Jared couldn't figure out Nebuta either.

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We did find other writing on the side of the package. Buta Hana.

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Ah, ha! Pig Snout...suddenly the logo becomes clear. Just as suddenly apprehension grows. I assured all. Surely there will not be a chocolate covered pig snout in the box. Some remembered タコのゆで団子, the octopus dumplings. ::snort::

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So cute, surely NOT actual chocolate pig snouts.

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A layer of chocolate, with rice mixed in, covered by an artistic layer that looks like a...well...pig snout.

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Some tried it right away...the younger two boys had to be manhandled into trying it....but it really was fairly tasty.

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I lovingly cajole my reluctant eaters, "Try it, or next time it's the bag of fishies!" Gold fish have a whole new meaning over here. ::snort::

Nebuta - could it mean "the pig" or just another way to spell "pig"? I need to find better translators...the ones I'm finding on line don't seem to translate Romanji to English. Of course there are four alphabets in Japan - Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and Romanji. ::snort::

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