Friday, August 29, 2008

Shiny, happy candy

The West really needs to learn to embrace jelly.

Sure, we all remember a few spoonfuls of Jell-O from our childhood, but think: when was the last time you ate a gelatinous substance?

Well, if you live in Japan, it was probably yesterday. The gel is everywhere: gel and seaweed, gel and fish, gel with eggs and gel in a dish. They loove their jelly.

In fact, the Japanese even embrace jelly candies. This is my favorite of the bunch: 50 cents at the airport, this pretty turquoise swished all about before I was finally able to swallow. It's kind of like having a bunch of plastic water in your mouth...yummy.

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