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I still basically have no idea what the word crunk means.
January 27th, 2010 by plumpdumpling

When it comes to candy, the Japanese really know how to name their products for maximum American kitsch appeal:

Crunky Japanese Candy

Note that I found this on the same day I bought the bacon-flavored jellybeans from the SoHo Pearl River location, because the Japanese also know how I love to eat fattening foods but am too lazy to grill up some actual bacon.

The Crunky bars were like Kit Kats but less dense and less sweet, which is basically how all Japanese candy is in my experience. Which is why I’m never leaving the U.S. for it, despite the number of karaoke joints there.


8 Responses  
  • kimz writes:
    January 27th, 201012:25 pmat

    Karaoke! Dammit. Next time?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      January 27th, 20103:26 pmat

      You bet.

      I went last weekend and am going again this weekend. Jealous?

  • Heesa Phadie writes:
    January 27th, 20105:30 pmat

    Haha..awesome. You wanna see crunk? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CwssK3rb0A

    Oh…I fixed that other vid for you:
    http://topcultured.com/top-cultured-on-conan-seriously/

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      January 28th, 20108:18 pmat

      1) It’s embarrassing how much I like that song.
      2) I really think I have the right kind of dance skills to be an excellent Teletubby.
      3) Your “Conan” appearance totally trumps my Julie & Julia appearance, even if you didn’t actually appear yourself.

  • Kitchen M writes:
    January 28th, 20106:56 pmat

    Japanese have the weirdest name for packaged snacks and candies. LOL

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      January 28th, 20108:19 pmat

      But also the most charming!

  • Bachelor Girl writes:
    February 1st, 201012:12 pmat

    I got so excited for a minute. I thought you were going to say the crunchy bits in Crunky were pieces of bacon. Sigh.

    On the bright side, I now have a FREAKIN’ AWESOME idea for my next dessert creation.


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