Jan 28th 2016 | Shiver Me' Gummies.
This month's shipment was a box containing three items. This shipment will likely arrive around the end of February. The contents featured chocolate treasures, strawberry wafers, and creamy maple squares.
Meiji Baked Chocolate and Maple Cream Torotto
Baked chocolate squares are satisfying enough on their own. Fill them with caramel cream and you're on a whole new confectionary level. The outside are satisfying crispy and evenly baked chocolate squares, while the filling is a sweet thick cream. These also happen to be limited edition, so definitely share them with your friends and family. Or don't. I won't judge.
Treasure Chocolate and Gummies
If there is one thing living in Japan has taught me, it's that Japanese people love to work. Or at least expect everyone's to work hard. That extends to chocolate as well apparently, as this chocolate has buried treasure gummi candy within. The outer layer is a fudge like milk chocolate, and inside are five fruity hard gummi buried treasures.
You should use the spoon like a shovel and imagine you are Indiana Jones looking for treasure. Or just resort to violence and rip into it with your hands. The choice is yours, the world is waiting and praying to see which path you will choose.
Some of the gummies are even rare so look closely before you eat them!
Kracie DIY Otanoshimi Neruneru
"Mix, mix, mix -- oh what will it become?"
You could think of this as strawberry cake, except these are actually wafers and not actual pieces of cake, but don't let that spoil your imagination. The kit comes with tangy strawberry and chocolate frosting, and even candy sprinkles if you're feeling fancy.
If you prefer an explanation video, we made you one.
Use the piece of the kit that breaks off and fill that with water. Pour the contents of the pink package into the largest circle and mix in the water (it should make a purple color).
Pour the contents of the blue package into the purple mix and stir until it becomes a strawberry whip.
Pour the brown (chocolate) mix into the space shown on the package and mix it with a little water from the same cup from the kit.
Add sprinkles and start dipping!
Bonus: Dip your chocolate from the buried treasure into your left over frosting. That's what I did anyway. ￼
I recently took a trip to Fukuoka for work related stuff. Does that sound familiar? I mentioned the same thing last shipment because this is the 4th trip I've have to take to Fukuoka because the Wednesday teacher bailed on them, and there is only one teacher free on Wednesdays to replace him, which is me. I have to wake up at 5am, race to the airport, land in Fukuoka, race to the school, teach seven classes, race back to airport, fly back to Tokyo, go home, sleep, wake up and teach classes. Keep that in mind if any of you are considering being English teachers.
Also, I know I said the famous "Fukuoka Hakata ramen" isn't that much to write home about, but I've been four times and eaten it every time. I thought I'd actually take a picture for you guys this time.
Big part of our day is now about keeping our 8-month-old satisfied and entertained. It's a lot of fun, but does take a big chunk of time. Trying to hold him in my lap while calculating Japanese taxes (activity not pictured), I suddenly realized I just might be an adult now.