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Hello Kitty Musubis are so Totally Kawaii

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Even though Hello Kitty is officially no longer a cat, we can confirm that she is indeed now a musubi.

This totally kawaii snack is the result of a collaboration between acclaimed chef, Roy Choi, and Spam. Almost too adorable to eat, the Hello Kitty Musubi will be available on the room service menu at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles, which also happens to be the official hotel of Hello Kitty Con. Yes, it’s a thing.

This isn’t the first time everyone’s favorite cat, er, cartoon character, has been immortalized in edible form. Other Hello Kitty culinary creations include fried tofu, donuts, steamed buns, and booze.

H/T + PicThx Eater

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Sweets

These DIY Totoro Pop-Tarts are so Totally Kawaii

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Your favorite cuddly character Totoro just got even cuter in Pop-Tart form. These portable hand pies were created by YouTuber Kawaii Sweet World using basic ingredients such as pre-made pie crust, canned fruit filling, sugar, milk and food dye. The whole recipe is very easy to follow but depending on your decorating skills you can end up with an adorable Totoro as seen above or a Totor-oh-my-god what happened to his face?!

Check out Kawaii Sweet World’s recipe in the YouTube video below!

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious

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Sweets

Japan Offers Miniature Bear Cubs Wrapped in a Donut

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Sold at the bustling Ueno Zoo station in Tokyo, these panda-baked goods come from the Shiretoko Factory. The variety pack contains doughnuts in five flavors:  Hokkaido Milk, Hokkaido Pumpkin, Cocoa Chip, Choc Chip, and Salty Fresh Caramel. Each panda face is created by hand, giving every bear a unique character.

Shiretoko, the peninsula at the northeastern tip of Hokkaido in Japan, contains a unique population of brown bears which provides the inspiration for these doughnuts. In homage to the local kuma (bear), this particular brand of Shiretoko doughnut is called Kumagoron.

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You may have qualms about eating these cute little bears, but think of it like a Teddy Graham. Yes, you feel guilty biting its cute little teddy head off, but the sweet reward makes you forget all about that.

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The variety pack retails online for 1,580 yen ($16.20 USD) at Rakuten.

H/T + PicThx RocketNews 24

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Hit-Or-Miss

Baby Pandas Made of Rice Invade a Plate of Curry

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If you’re having a shitty day, I suggest whipping up a plate of baby rice pandas and dunking them in curry.

The above photo was uploaded to Weibo, which is apparently China’s version of Twitter, and has since gone viral. The clever shot has encouraged netizens worldwide to DIY it and create their own pudgy rice creatures, which we’re assuming has more to do with the pandas and less to do with the actual consuming of food.

But what if you don’t like curry, you ask? As RocketNews24 points out: “Not everyone likes curry, but almost everyone likes pandas.” 

Exactly.

H/T RocketNews24

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Sanrio Schwasted: Hello Kitty Beer Comes in Peach and Banana Flavors

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As if Hello Kitty didn’t have enough products bearing her cute feline face, the popular Sanrio cat now has her own beer. Bad news: it’s being sold exclusively in China.

Brewed up by Taiwanese beer maker Long Chuan, this Hello Kitty Beer is as fruity as the cans are colorful. The new Sanrio brew comes in several flavors, including Lemon Lime, Peach, Banana and Passion Fruit.

As funky as it sounds, these beers are on the sweeter side, containing a mere 2.3% alcohol per can. So, it’ll probably take you more than a couple to get a buzz going.

Strangely enough, this isn’t the first time Miss Kitty has landed on a beer label, as Beck’s slapped the cat’s face on their own bottles a few years back.

H/T + PicThx Kotaku

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Sweets

Animal-Shaped Donuts Let You Eat Adorable Kittens Without Mercy

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If you thought the unbearably cute donut trend stopped at Cat Donuts, oh, how you were so very wrong.

“Doubutsu doonatsu,” or animal donuts, are now available  at two shops in Japan — Animal Doughnut of Ikumimama and Floresta. The latter began the trend of emblazoning donuts with animals when a customer suggested the idea a few years ago.

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From there, one of the women behind Floresta’s animal donuts, Ikumi Nakao, created her own spin-off shop in Kawasaki, aka Animal Doughnut of Ikumimam. The dainty confections come in an assortment of different creatures — from plump piglets to pandas to whiskered catlings.

For those not in Japan, you can have Ikumimama ship you your daily dose of kawaii for $9 (US).

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H/T Kotaku + PicThx Ikumimam

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Sweets

Cat Donuts Are the Cutest Things to Happen to the Internet Since Cats

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This is what happens when the internet’s infatuation with cats and the food industry’s infatuation with donuts collide. You get a mindgasmic explosion that results in the most logical outcome possible: Cat Donuts. Because, of course.

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These feline treats were inspired by the anime series One Nya Hup that features peculiarly-shaped cats and their misadventures. No word on what the catnuts cat-themed donuts actually taste like. It’s probably better we don’t know, as once again, this is yet another case of “Available Only in Japan.” Shucks.

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Overload on Cute: Hello Kitty Melons

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This chick is everywhere — I see her cheeky face on my morning toast, pancakes, cupcakes, and even bagel bites. I’m starting to think she’s stalking me. Although, my therapist tells me I’m having delusions of kawaii and that I’m simply hallucinating about her whiskered face.

Then, this happens: Hello Kitty melons. Apparently, her mugshot was carved into the fruit while it was still green and before the web-like casing covered the skin. There are 300 of these selling for $49 each. Yes, $49. I swear, I’m not crazy. Maybe. Call me.

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious