Since today is April Fool's Day, I thought I would share a joke.
It was Christmastime and I was Japan, preparing a package to send home. I decided to make little candy bags so that everyone could have a taste of Japan. I included Mellow Kisses, these great little chocolate candies, hard candy losanges in pretty wrappers, a sweet bean paste filled cake, and the matcha (thick green tea) tootsie roll things that I had really started to like.
In the same bag with those yummy treats, I included some of the grossest things I had found in Japan up to that point. There was a shrimp-flavored rice cracker, candied okra, and the best was the umeboshi. It's a pickled plum to eat with rice, but looks like it could be some kind of cherry candy when individually wrapped.
Drew made a hilarious photo essay documenting his expereince with the candy bag. You should really check it out.