30 November 2013
Tsundere Russian Cookies
A friend of mine recently came back from his trip to Japan. For souvenir he gave me and other friends some "Tsundere Russian Cookies".
The box looks like typical anime theme confectionary, but that is not the main point for me; what makes the cookies interesting is that they are spicy. Well, at least 10 out of 12 of them are spicy. I was unfortunate to fall for the majority, and the cookie was surprisingly spicy. Or rather it was difficult for me to imagine a cookie to be spicy in the first place!
The cookies are sold for 420 Yen per box in districts associated with anime, manga, game merchandise such as Akihabara in Tokyo. My friend got it in Nipponbashi in Osaka, which is comparable to Akihabara.
Cookie package with little skulls and numbers on them.
The side of the box also comes with a yonkoma comic strip
I probably won't look forward to eating another spicy cookie, but it sure is an interesting experience with friends ^^;
Image from Akibamap and Akiba blog