On the outside it looks like a banana. Indeed, sitting next to the real fruit it's hard to tell them apart. But then we bite down and realize this is no banana at all! This is a traditional Japanese daifuku! We've been tricked.
That's right. Mie prefecture based sweet maker Kakiya just introduced these Chilled Banana Daifuku's, startling fruit lovers and candy lovers throughout the country. That outside layer a banana skin? Well, that's actually mochi. Inside is banana cream and, to top it off with a slice of irony — that thing in the very middle is actually a banana!
In the spirit of playfulness, this isn't the only fruit they're experimenting with. Take a look at this one below, called the Tropical Chilled Pineapple Daifuku. Once again, a piece of pineapple is lodged in the middle of a layer of pineapple cream and mochi.
Kakya's coming full circle on the "sweets-that-look-like-fruit-but-then-actually-contain-fruit-inside" concept. Perhaps next we can expect a kiwi, or my favorite, the dragon fruit…
For more information, check the company's official site here.
This article adapted from original Japanese. (1) (2)