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Trying out Japan’s 'godly' French Toast ice cream bars

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By Mugi, grape Japan

French toast, especially when served hot and drenched in maple syrup, is a favorite of the breakfast table, but now it appears to be a hit at the ice cream section of Japanese convenience stores.

On May 17, Akagi Nyugyo, a company very well known for popular treats like Garigari-kun, came out with a new "ice bar" item and it is becoming quite a topic, even called a "godly" ice cream by some.

Yes, that is the “French toast flavor ice-bar” (151 yen).

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A hot French toast for an ice cream bar flavor? It’s so unusual but also intriguing. We had to try it for ourselves.

So, we went to our neighborhood convenience store for some taste testing.

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“Pie & maple syrup added” was invitingly printed on the package.

As we opened the package,we instantly noticed the rich toasty fragrance of maple syrup.

Apparently, the top and bottom portion is to imitate the browned edge of French toast, and the yellow center portion is to mimic the pie dough used in the dish.

When you cut the ice-pop in half...

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Now, you can see the thick layer of maple syrup.

The French toast flavor is just spot-on, too. This can definitely be addictive.

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From time to time, we can taste the pie dough's soft and crunchy texture, which is quite an accent to the flavor.

You will find less maple syrup in the middle portion of the popsicle. You can tell they didn’t want to overdo the sweetness with the syrup and precisely portioned it.

The sweet treat has been collecting a lot of praise on the internet, including the nickname of "godly":

"It’s just like French toast. I could tell the company did their homework on this item. This was beyond my expectation!"

"It was totally like eating a real French toast. My brain was so confused!"

"It was sold out already… This is so tempting to try!"

"The sweetness is maple syrup is not too much, and it’s just right amount. This is a godly ice cream bar!"

A French toast flavored ice cream bar and a hot coffee sounds like a heavenly combo

The treat is currently being sold at convenience stores and supermarkets across Japan, so definitely give it a try.

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Mr Kipling scored it a solid 7 out of 10. Not bad.

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Exceedingly good!

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Honest question: It sounds good, but what kind of French toast uses “pie dough”? I’ve never ever heard of that before.

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Looks really good, I will get one today if I can find it, since I Noticed NOT a single word in English on the wrapping as usual , thank you Google Translate Camera helps me all the times.

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@Mark

Most of the label is written in katakana. I don’t expect tourists to be able to read it, but if you live here, knowing hiragana and katakana should be the bare minimum of your Japanese language skills. It’s really not hard to learn.

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Tried it but not my cup of tea. Tasted like eating frozen sweet butter. But yes, if you like butter you will enjoy it.

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Honest question: It sounds good, but what kind of French toast uses “pie dough”? I’ve never ever heard of that before.

I noticed that wording as well. I assume it's a translation thing. I'm guessing they mean some sort of sweet bread dough, like you'd use in normal french toast.

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Went right out and bought one. Loved it.

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