Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Here they are---my new favorite cookies!

Look---there's even a professor explaining how wonderful they are.

And the mushrooms talk to each other!

Like just about everything in Japan, the packaging of these little gems is incredible. Check out the cute plastic bag that they come in. I know this isn't good for the environment, but at least I can put it in my recycle bin.

Yay! The caps are made of solid chocolate, and the stems are a buttery cookie. They may not look like much, but they are so tasty!

My favorite chocolate bar

I just found this item a few weeks ago and sort of wish I hadn't. They taste like chocolate-covered espresso beans but better, because they're all chocolate.

When you take off the lid, there are these cute little monsters printed along the top edge.

I think I've mentioned before how great the chocolate and snacks are here in Japan. I've posted some pictures of my favorite addictions---chocolate cookies in the shape of mushrooms, Coffeebeat candies that taste like chocolate-covered espresso beans without the beans, and of course a bar of Meiji chocolate. I am not sure what I will do if I can't find an Asian store back in the States that sells these. You know I must be addicted if I've already started to worry about it, right? Right.


Karen said...

Those mushrooms look dangerously tasty.

navmetro said...

Hell's yea they are explosively deilcious!

Karen said...

When does a cookie become candy? Deep thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen!
You made me hungry now. Mmm, chocolate. Anyway, Goldfinger told me SHE (we determined, after studying goldfish sites, that she's female) got a card from you. However, she won't let me read it, saying it's a private matter. But she says thanks.


Anonymous said...

So this is a little late to comment on this but I just came back from lunch and one of my co-workers had a package of the mushroom cookies on his desk that somebody had gotten at Uwajimaya. You're right---they are great! However, on this end the packaging has been altered. The professor explaining how good they are is covered with a big fat nutrition sticker that tells us how bad they are. Leave it to the USFDA to spoil a perfectly good snack experience.

Julie Ketter