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Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

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Tasting Notes 10
Just one snack today. I'd been intrigued by this packet from the beginning, because I couldn't work out what kind of thing was in it. It felt like a folded cloth - but my best guess was that there was a sachet of powder inside, perhaps for mixing into water.


If I'd bothered to translate the label before opening it (but that would have been boring) I would have known that it contained 不思議食感わた菓子 (mouth wonder candy floss), and if I'd paid heed to "わたパチ" (crackling cotton) in big characters on the front, I might have been prepared for the subsequent fireworks. But probably I wouldn't have believed it anyway. Only ever having eaten candy floss prepared on the spot in fairgrounds, I didn't know it could be folded like a bright pink fan and foil-wrapped for freshness with an eat-by date of September next year, let alone combined with popping candy. Even the sight of a cannibalistic blackcurrant did nothing to prepare me, though no doubt it should have.

I would love to show you the candy floss itself, but I'm afraid I ate the evidence. Delicious, delicious evidence...

I find these tasting notes fascinating. Where do you find them or get them form and are they available in the UK? Just wondering.

They were sent by my friend Chiho - we've been swapping snacks from each other's countries. I don't know whether any of them are available in the UK: I'm sure you some could be obtained via specialist shops or websites (actually I just looked and if you put "Japanese snacks" into Amazon you can get some), but they're all new to me.

Okay, thanks for your help anyway.

So it explodes? Like Poprocks?

Yes. Hardly had I recovered from the SHOCK of finding pink candy floss in a foil-wrapped packet but I was SUCKER-PUNCHED by the popping candy.