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These weirdly named confections are made in Japan, but I didn't have to go to Japantown to find them. They're available at Costco.
Actually, I don't know whether there is a good name (or a good reason) for mushroom-shaped chocolates. Dr. Hippie's Fungus Yums, anyone?
Posted at 06:58 AM in Bad Names, Food and Drink, Naming, Portmanteaus | Permalink
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I guess CHOCOROOMS is better than MUSHOLATE.
May 11, 2010 at 08:14 AM
Well, we have chocolate truffles, so why not other fungi?
Q. Pheevr |
May 11, 2010 at 12:08 PM
They're called 'kinoko no yama' in Japanese ('mushroom mountain' or 'mountain of mushrooms' ) and are actually surprisingly delicious...sort of
May 11, 2010 at 11:21 PM
They just look like 'shrooms, right? Or are they actually chocolate dipped dried mushrooms? 'Cause you never can be sure about these things...
May 12, 2010 at 04:58 PM
They are nothing more exotic than a cookie dipped in milk chocolate. They are very tasty and also come in a koala bear shape and I'm very lucky to have a Mitsuwa supermarket in my 'hood to keep me in Mushobooms or was it Mushlates?
You think those are weird? Try some peanut squid crackers.
Maritza Gulin |
August 05, 2010 at 04:58 PM
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