Monday, September 22, 2008

Gimmicks that separate the fish from the fry

I'm a big fan of animals. Not so much the real-life, pet kind, but rather the throw-the-monkey-in-a-little-girl's-dress variety. 

Nothing makes a kids' show or a Rob Schneider movie more tolerable than a talking dog or a cute primate. Same goes for calendars, Hallmark cards, lawn ornaments and...yes, candy.

Case in point--this white fish.

Don't be fooled: this is not a real white fish...

...but rather--surprise!--a wafer cookie! These kick the cream out of the Cremas de Nieve of my youth. For those of you whose name begin with 'J' and who have just moved to Japan, here's the packaging so that you can find it in the stores: 

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