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The Life and Mind of DamnBlackHeart
This is to help me stay actively writing. So expect to see rants, tips on writing, thoughts on subjects, me complaining of boredom, reviews, anime, movies, video games, conventions, tv shows and whatever life throws at me.
Strawberry Rice Cake "Kubota" Ichigo Daifuku
For those who don’t know what daifuku is, it’s a mochi (pounded rice cake) ball with a filling stuffed in it. The mochi is usually bland, soft and a little chewy and the filling ranges from various sweetened beans to custard to ice cream.

What I have is a strawberry flavored rice cake “kubota” ichigo daifuku. They are a Japanese snack made with sugar, rice flour, milk, gelatin, eggs, corn syrup, strawberry sauce and two or three other ingredients that add color to the sweet treat. When you open a packet, you don’t smell anything but once you take a bite, the strawberry scent waffles to your nostrils.

The rice cake is a light pink, lightly cover in a flour-like substance, which helps it from sticking to the packaging, especially on hots days. It’s very soft, smooth and squishy. Inside the treat it is filled with a layer of marshmellow cream and in the center is a strawberry jelly. This comes in different flavors — melon, orange, green tea, pudding and many others. I’ve only tried the strawberry and I liked it a lot. It’s sweet but not over powering. Surprising enough, my mother liked it and she’s the queen of “I hate sweet stuff”.

I would definitely recommend trying this snack out if you ever see it. I got this at an anime convention and I think next time I will get the melon.

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