Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Random Picture #79
Japan doesn't "do" Halloween, though over the years I have been here, it's been heading in that direction. The displays of Halloween candy are growing larger, though the candy doesn't tend to be especially positioned as Halloween flavors but rather just attractive and colorful packaging of the same old releases. There is an exception to that, and it's the pictured Japanese KitKat above. This is a pumpkin cheesecake variety. Clearly, anything pumpkin would seem to be simpatico with the spirit of the occasion.
I'm torn about trying this. I want to try it, but am reluctant to buy a whole big bag of it just for sampling. There's every chance that this is Japanese pumpkin (kabocha) flavored rather than a more American pumpkin pie experience. This isn't really a problem for me as I adore kabocha, but my husband dislikes it and the prospect of eating a whole bag of mini bars alone (it'll take over a month) is what is holding me back. Still, I may weaken and give in. We'll see.