Feb 8, 2017

The Most Adorable Supermarket Bread - Kani-pan

I really got a thing for cute bakery goods, and this one apparently is a traditional choice that kids love. Behold, KANI-PAN!

Unlike the previously introduce Kamelon-pan baked fresh at the bakery, this crab-bread is one of the packaged goods that you can easily find and pick up at many shops for about 80yen. Its sell point?.... well, it's a bread that looks like a freakin' crab and it's adorable!

Taste-wise it doesn't offer any surprises. It doesn't have any filling at all, just a sweetened bread. The reason why kids love it is because of how the bread was made, each leg can easily be ripped apart and consumed with ease. For kids, that's fun! So let's not take the whole ripping and tearing a living creature thing too seriously....

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  • Tomuu

    on Feb 9

    So it doesn't taste like crab? 80 yen?! Got to be happy with that. I always try to stay below ~ 110 yen with my supermarket breads.

  • Jackson

    on Feb 9

    @Tomuu no crab at all, sir. It essentially is just a fillingless sweet bread that just looks super cute haha

  • Tomuu

    on Feb 10

    @Jackson Sometimes that's enough!