Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Junk food of the week: Everyburger!

The fun thing about buying Japanese junk food is you never know what you're going to get, because the packaging is all in Japanese. Sometimes this pans out and sometimes it doesn't. A few weeks ago I got some allegedly chocolate things that turned out to have all the personality of sawdust. They reminded me of the old Peanuts comic where Linus brings Lucy a cup of cocoa. Lucy takes a sip but spits it out with a look of disgust.

"What is THIS?" she demands.

"Oh," Linus answers, "we were out of cocoa mix so I just dipped a brown crayon in hot water."

Everyburger, however -- here we are talking about quality junk food. These are tiny cheeseburger-shaped cookies with chocolate in the middle.

Note the attention to detail, "sesame seeds" and all. And the chocolate filling is actually of good quality. It's clear that no brown crayons were harmed in the making of the Everyburger.


michele said...

how did they taste? they're so realistic-looking! this seems like it could be a big hit in the US. it's about as close to eating a hamburger as I'm inclined to get these days. (added plus: no mad cow).

kopisusu2 said...

Just MAD CHOCOLATE, dude! That could be the requisite teen-oriented advertising slogan.

They were pretty tasty. I'd buy them again. The cookies were a little on the dry side, but the chocolate was very chocolatey.