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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.

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