Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mister Donut x Rilakkuma

Rilakkuma, a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of relax and the Japanese word for bear, is a popular icon in Japan and is now invading the Mister Donut. These cute fellows come in 3 flavors (strawberry, chocolate, and caramel) and its brains, if you will, are cream. . . whipped feather light, and flavored ever so gently to complement the shell. The outer chewy layer is complimented by a light and airy center making for a wonderful texture overall. This subtle, well for a donut anyway, and unbearably good treat is a feat of Japanese gastronomic engineering.