Tokyo Twink-eeee!

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My friends were joking around about TOKYO BANANA, the city’s oddly mysterious but highly popular souvenir confection—Tokyo is not known for tropical fruits and certainly does not grow bananas.

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A little known fact is that before the Tokyo Banana’s introduction in 1987, the stinky ”ginnan“/ぎんなん/ginkgo nut was used for the city’s confection souvenir with the TOKYO TWINK®* name and mascot.
 
150px-PrefSymbol-Tokyo.svg ← The ginnan happa/ginkgo leaf (L) serves as Metropolitan Tokyo’s official symbol so stinky ginnan nuts were the perfect ingredient for TOKYO TWINK® unlike Tokyo’s current inexplicable choice of bananas for a seemingly random and incongruous souvenir (3Yen / 2015-04-24) gift item.
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A few of our previous reports that are oddly related to Tokyo Twink-eeees include:

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* FAIR USE / PARODY

 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

5 thoughts on “Tokyo Twink-eeee!”

  1. i think they changed the cream filling…oh that is terrible. why did i write that? why did i laugh at that? why are you laughing at that? i'm blocking everyone including myself。

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