Morinaga's Milk Caramel and Furikake

2011-03-27T20:02:56.863-07:00

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It's been a crazy week, luckily while sorting photo's I discovered the elusive backup article! So this week I present some staples of the Japanese diet, independently confirmed by my Japanese office-mate. First up is Morinaga's Milk Caramel.

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Morinaga's is one of the oldest confection makers in Japan still operating today, and it's Milk Caramel is probably one of the most nostalgic candies asside from food drops.

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As someone who is lactose intolerant, I probably should have known better than to try these but I just had too. It did not occur to me that the problematic milk sugar.. that whole lactose thing is about 95% of the this candies make up. As such.. I nearly died and gave the rest away at work.

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They are really good though if you are a person who can digest lactose.

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So tempting, so evil.

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The second is a personal favorite of mine, Furikake. Furikake is a topping that is most often put on top of rice and consists of a variety of ingredients. My favorite is tamago furikake which is dried egg, seasame seed, dried sea weed and some other seasonings.

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It comes in either little packages like this one or in a shaker.

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It is really, really good. It absolutely changes rice from bland to amazing and is delicious as a after work/school snack or post work out. I really need to get some more of this.. I havn't had it in a long time.



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