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This Tom and Jerry Cheesecake has jumped straight out from the animation

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By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan

I must admit, when I first found a Tom and Jerry DVD readily available in DAISO, I was filled with excited nostalgia and couldn’t wait to see how the show would pick up here. Little did I know Tom and Jerry has actually been a big hit here since it’s first Japanese broadcast back in 1965.

After doing a little bit of digging I was surprised to come across this 2005 survey run by Asahi TV that even placed the show at number 58 on a list of "top 100 anime of all time" (it has to be noted that in Japan the word anime encompasses all types of animation, regardless of where it is made or it’s style).

With its lack of dialogue and easy-to-follow comedy skits, it’s not hard to see why America’s Tom and Jerry gained quite a following here in Japan. And like most other forms of entertainment involving lovable characters in Japan, Tom and Jerry are no strangers to being featured on/at limited edition foods, drinks, products and events – such as this Cheesecake Popcorn latte from Tully’s or this one-of-a-kind Tom and Jerry pop-up cafe that appeared earlier this year.

If you missed out on the collaborations mentioned above, don’t worry, this special Tom and Jerry Cheesecake from Cake.jp is ready to transport you into the world of everybody’s favorite mischievous duo.

The cheesecake resembles Jerry’s favorite food -- Emmental cheese, which makes an appearance in practically every episode of Tom and Jerry. Great care has been taken to realize a cake that not only looks like it came straight out of the cartoon TV show, but to also ensure that the flavor can be loved by people of all ages.

In addition to it’s looks and rich taste, the cake also comes accompanied by a collection of food picks featuring Tom, Jerry and Nibbles (aka Tuffy) designs. Decorate your cheesecake with these food picks to bring the world of Tom and Jerry to life.

Details

A unique design cheesecake resembling the Emmental cheese that appears in cartoon TV show Tom and Jerry. Smooth in texture, the cake is made using rich tasting Swiss Emmental cheese and French cream cheese.

Includes original Tom, Jerry and Nibbles (Tuffy) food picks, as well as an original printed Tom and Jerry wooden fork.

Size: 1 piece 70g (radius 7cm/ height 4.5cm)

Quantity: 4 pieces per box Price: 2,500 yen (tax included) plus shipping fee 1,100 yen

Place your order at Cake.jp here.

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Price: 2,500 yen (tax included) plus shipping fee 1,100 yen

That does seem to be exceedingly expensive!

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With shipping, over 1000 yen per 100g!

The copyright in Japan on older Tom and Jerry cartoons has probably expired, it has on many old Disney movies like Snow White, so the DVD is probably a couple of hundred yen.

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Size: 1 piece 70g (radius 7cm/ height 4.5cm)

Quantity: 4 pieces per box Price: 2,500 yen (tax included) plus shipping fee 1,100 yen

Have they gone mad? And the ingredients are just クリームチーズ、ホイップクリーム、グラニュー糖、卵、レモン、小麦粉、ゼラチン、アーモンド/クチナシ黄色素(一部に乳成分、卵、小麦、アーモンドを含む)

I don't understand this business model and the idea of how they want to make a long-term profit on this product.

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That does seem to be exceedingly expensive!

Deftly stretching the brand there, Mr. K. Ambitions for the market?

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Mr Kipling:

That does seem to be exceedingly expensive!

Yeah, I'd say. You should stick to cakes.

I have no interest in cheese but used to love watching T&J on TV as a kid.

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Childish marketing.

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Amusing idea but at the end of the day it’s still just cheesecake! (Much rather have Mr Kippling iced fancy!).

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In Japan ホイップクリーム is mostly or entirely vegetable fat. It is fake cream.

So people are paying big for cheesecake made with low-quality ingredients.

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Tom and Jerry was great until the director, Fred Quimby died. The new stuff is boring as the cartoon violence has been dialed down to suit the sensitivities of the new modern age.

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