7-Eleven Eel Shaped Pastries

The Japanese have a tradition of eating eel on midsummer's day (this year falling on the 29th), to help beat the heat. If I remember correctly this dates back to an Edo promotion by eel venters. In any case, 7-Eleven is selling eel shaped cream filled, chocolate covered pastries for a limited three day period 27th-29th. They look pretty cute if you ask me.


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