The snacks seem to be fish and squid shaped with a chocolate blood center. It looks like some of them were killed with a very small caliber bullet. If we find a small piece of metal in the center, we’ll know.
Here's the top of the package. Look! They are "NEW!"
And the bottom with expiration date. Ouch... not so new. They expire in May of 2008. Luckily we are on the Godfearing side of the international date line and we have a few hours to polish them off.
On the back of the package is... what the hell? Is this some kind of puzzle?
It is! Here is the translation of the clue:
Using a decoder ring and the fumes from a few cans of Sterno, we are able to figure out the clues and decode the SUPER SECRET MYSTERY PUZZLE OF WORDS!
By now, Erik is high on Sterno fumes and giddy with hunger.
A pull and a tug and a rip and a tear.
A foil pack inside!
A-ha! The package within a package reveals...
...fish and squid crackers. With a whole lot of holes! Each cracker, be it squid or fish, shall have a hole and the number of holes shall be one. I assume that is how they fill the crackers with chocolaty blood goodness. But let's be sure...
A hammer blow should reveal the innards!
Erik is too strong! The fish is smashed beyond recognition. Instead will try a sharp object. (Note: Photo was blurred to protect the viewer from seeing the blood squirting from Erik's fingers on his eighth attempt to cut a round, slippery fish cracker in half.)
Here is the insides of the fish:
I'm starting to think that the hole is used to blow air inside the fish to ensure that as much chocolate as possible is forced out.
Before we could eat any of the fish, Stephanie had an idea.
"Let's put the fish in it's natural habitat and see if it comes to life!"
So we got a container of water,
dropped the fish in,
watched it float,
watched it get soggy,
watched it sink after twenty minutes,
then pulled it out and tossed the gross soggy bit to leave the chocolate center behind.
We realized that was a complete waste of time and begged Erik to eat the fish.
He likes it!!!
Next week, we'll travel to Egypt and see what American foods taste like overseas when they are made in America, shipped overseas, purchased at an airport and then flown home to be digested.
Was it a pretzel-y outside shell...or a cookie-like fishy body armor?
I’m just guessing here, but it looks like Stephanie may be questioning her choice of careers.
You must've been really bored at work that day.
P.S. did you get Pucca snack from the Dollar Store?
I'm stocking up on these before we leave Japan. These and the chocolate mushroom trees.
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