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Nettori Peanuts: New Garigari-kun popsicle tastes like a peanut butter sandwich

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Garigari-kun has earned its reputation as Japan’s favorite popsicle brand not only for its mainstay soda-flavored popsicles but for its lineup of limited-edition flavors that boggle the mind and delight the taste buds at the same time.

▼ Now there’s a new flavor coming to stores around Japan — Nettori Peanuts.


In Japan, nettori is the word used to describe things that are sticky and gooey, and that’s what this popsicle aims to deliver. The shaved ice used in this new variety is said to be much stickier than any other Garigari-kun, a fact that its makers, Akagi Nyugyo, makes clear in its marketing for the new product.


As the manga panels above show, the popsicle’s contrasting textures create a big impact in the mouth, with “ガリガリ” (garigari, which means “hard and crunchy”) and “ねっとり” (nettori) combining to create a memorable mouthfeel. In case those visuals weren’t enough, the company has also released images of namesake mascot Garigari-kun (kun is the suffix for boys’ names in Japan), with one showing him enjoying the hard, crunchy sensation of the popsicle…


▼ …and another showing him succumbing to its stickiness.


The reason behind the sticky texture is to elevate it beyond a regular peanut flavor, giving it the same mouthfeel as peanut butter. It also helps to replicate the decadent “immorality of eating peanut butter on bread”, so you can feel as if you’re biting into a peanut butter sandwich with every mouthful.

▼ The popsicle contains a peanut ice cream on the outside and peanut-flavored shaved ice on the inside to create the sticky sensation.


The ice cream will be rolled out at stores nationwide from Oct 17 at a recommended retail price of 173 yen.

Source, images: PR Times

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Garigari has come out with seriously questionable flavors in years past, like tomato pasta if I remember.

PEANUT BUTTER I would have to try for sure!

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Reading the description I don't feel the popsicle would be of my taste, cold and watery peanut butter?

But then again I was not convinced about the black sesame shakes either and they are actually quite good so I would like to give it a chance and try it.

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So,what is in there to make the texture the same as peanut butter?

Have to check the ingredients carefully…

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