Meiji Yan Yan Tsukebo: Very Enjoyable Dipping Sticks
Recently, I found the Japanese snack Yan Yan Tsukebo (ヤンヤンつけボー: Yan Yan Dipping Sticks) from Meiji available overseas and popular on Amazon.com.
Meiji Yan Yan Tsukebo
Meiji Yan Yan Tsukebo (Price: 150 yen) is a long seller from Japan’s Showa era, first released in 1979 under the name of Yan Yan.
While Tsukebo means “dipping stick” in Japanese, Yan Yan is associated with a panda’s name, and the product’s mascot character is (in fact) a cute panda.
As you can guess from the meaning of Tsukebo, the inside of the plastic cup of Yan Yan consists of three compartments used for dipping.
One houses crackers/biscuit sticks, another contains chocolate cream/frosting, and the last has colorful icing sugar for topping.
Yan Yan Tsukebo has another enjoyable feature; Each dipping stick has a quiz on Japanese cultural events, beneath which you can find the answer. For example,
- もものせっくってなんのこと (What is Momo no Sekku)? → こたえ (Answer): ひなまつり (Hinamatsuri)
- ４月おわりにはじまるれんきゅうは (What is the holiday that starts at the end of April)? → こたえ (Answer): ゴールデンウィーク (Golden Week)
After solving the quiz, dip the stick and enjoy the snack.
Not to mention, it’s so much fun, and I’ve loved it for a long time!
|Chocolate cream (Vegetable oil/fat, Sugar, Whole milk powder, Skim milk powder, Cacao mass, Cocoa powder), Cracker (Wheat flour, Sugar, Vegetable oil/fat, Shortening, Salt, Whole milk powder, Yeast, Cheese powder), Icing Sugar Topping (Sugar, Starch, Corn flour, Starch syrup), Emulsifier, Swelling agent, Colors (Caramel, Beet red, Gardenia, Flavonoid, Carotenoid), Flavoring, Polysaccharide thickener (Partially including Wheat, Milk component, and Soybean)|
|Salt Equivalents||0.3 g|
(Reference Page: Meiji ヤンヤンつけボー )