Cost: 100 yen
Found at: Yamadai
I’m always interested in snacks that have an old person depicted on the packaging because there is always the possibility that it will turn out to be something fantastically weird that no modern person would dream of eating. The Japanese equivalent of the holiday fruit cake, if you will: a remnant from a bygone time when people were not usually exposed to fruit or cake. But, to my surprise, these were not squid cookies or baked potato shavings as I had hoped (and which the curved shape would suggest) – they were ginger snaps! Real, genuine, delicious, ginger-snap cookies with just a hint of sugar frosting. What a treat!