After getting fingered for taking photos at the Chinese Buffet, we went over to the Chinese Grocery to see if anything new was in stock. I didn’t find anything, but our hero Erik located and purchased these Banh Men, Coconut Cookies.
I wasn’t very excited about the prospect of “Erik Eats” with this product. Half of the surprise is seeing what is inside the container. This container is clear plastic and the somewhat maggot shaped cookies were visibly apparent.
A closer look reveals that the cookies look a lot like maggots!
Here's a close up of a cookie in my hand.
And a photo of a maggot from the internet thanks to the fine folks at dragonflypower.com.
And now a closer look at that cookie in my hand again.
The photo on the front of the container shows that the cookies should be served with pickled fish eggs and goat's milk cottage cheese.
We didn't have any of those other accoutrements, so we moved on to the taste testing. Erik opened the container and OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT STINK!
The stank that belched from the jar is an ungodly combination of bitter vomit and rotting, wet pancake shoes. There is not one ounce of coconut smell. Here are a few photos of folks smelling the Coconut Cookie open container:
Andy is tricked!
Once Erik finally got up the nerve, he ate one of the devil's cookies.
The taste is the exact same as the smell except that the smell wafts away in a few seconds and the thick, smegma paste lingers in one's mouth for minutes. It is horrible and disgusting.
And for fun, Erik stuck a few in my coffee cup and for the life of me I cannot scrub the nastiness of the horrid stink out of my cup.
I'll get him next week when we taste test: Bo Chi Dushu, Fetal Pig Uterus.