12 Sep 2011

Candy Japan

I just ate some weird Japanese candy called takoyaki-ya san. It is supposed to mimic the look of "octopus balls" (a Japanese dish that is decidedly not candy like). The candy, unlike the food on which it is based, is peach/strawberry flavored. Takoyaki-ya san embodies two concepts that seem a bit odd to me: candy that looks like real (non-candy) food and candy that you have to assemble yourself. Overall it was pretty ok. The texture was strange, but the flavor was fine.

I received this candy from CandyJapan.com--a neat little service that will send you some weird Japanese candy twice a month for $24. I don't know how long I'll keep my subscription, but I think I'll get at least a few months of entertainment out it