Mikan-flavored hard candy from Japan. Mikan is a seedless Japanese citrus fruit similar to tangerines. The candy, called “micandy” in Japan, tastes very much like lemon drops.
“deep & rich green tea cube chocolate”. Manufactured by Meiji. Purchased from 3shel1d on eBay.
The packaging shows the chocolates covered in a cocoa powder, but they were individually wrapped, so I guess the powder was pressed into the chocolate. They are still pretty good, like cubic bonbons or truffles. They’re about the width of a thumbnail, so one can easily eat a whole box of I lost count how many. It was easy.
This was not thought out well. A bowl with a very small base plus a tower of ice cream overloaded with sprinkles plus a table with very little flat surface is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately I caught it but not before it rained rainbow on the table.
From an ice cream concession at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh, PA.
“Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, fumaric acid, citric acid, pectin, contains less than 0.5% of the following: Natural and artificial flavor, Yellow #5 Lake, Red #40, Yellow #5 (tartrazine), potassium sorbate (a preservative), Blue #1 Lake, Blue #1, carnauba wax. Gluten free.” I don’t see any watermelon.
They taste like they look, very artificial and as unnaturally flavored as they are colored.
Fumaric acid is used to make them sour. It’s produced in bacteria, fungi, lichen, Iceland moss, and human skin that’s exposed to sunlight. If you don’t have these Peeps, you might get the same satisfaction by going out in the sun naked and licking yourself.
Carnauba wax is used as a car wax as well as a food additive. It’s a floor wax. It’s a dessert topping. It’s a pill and candy coating. It’s a furniture polish. It makes things shiny. It makes things that aren’t good enough to eat look good enough to eat.
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