Sunday, May 16, 2010

Won't Miss #171 - Japanese sugar wafers

Sugar wafers were one of my favorite treats back home. I rarely indulged in them, but when I did, I savored the experience. In Japan, wafers are sold nearly everywhere, and they all taste like pretty much nothing. The wafers themselves are usually fine, but the filling is slippery, soft, fatty goo with no flavor. This is because the Japanese don't like things as sweet as Westerners, but also because wafer makers appear to think it's okay to skimp on things like vanilla, cocoa, and any other flavorings. If I'm going to eat sugar wafers, I'll always buy the expensive European imports.

I won't miss these bland, lifeless wafer.