That being said, they meet a lot of our Japanese friends on a yearly basis; most of who come to the country regularly to meet up with the children they're putting through to to school. A lot of the times, they bring pasalubong for my mom and her co-workers, sort of as thank you gifts for the hard work they put in.
We've received cute items like pens, fans and pouches. Some food stuff, too. But this, by far, takes the cake -- a can of bread!
|Okaneya, bread in a can|
I kid you not...
Manufactured by Okaneya & Co., which as stated on the web is a a food and beverage company operating in Japan. In most of the websites that showcase this, apparently its being advertised as an ideal food supply in case of disasters or emergencies. Even comes with an easy to open top lid. No need for a can opener!
|Easy to open lid|
Also comes in 3 (?) flavors -- sweet potatoes, russet and plain raisins. The one we got had sweet potatoes baked in with it.
|Our sweet potato bread in a can|
It actually tasted pretty good. Slightly sweet and crumbly like a cake.
If you want it warm, you can pop it in the microwave (removed from the can) for a few minutes or for those without access to electricity in times of calamities, can can simply be placed under the sun for instant warmth. A piece can last for 3 years unopened in room temperature.
Amazing! Wonder what they'll think up of next? J