This Is Not a Sweet Potato, it is Delicious Ice Cream


In Japan, land of all that is inexplicably and uselessly cool, there’s a tube of frozen cream that looks, and supposedly tastes, just like a sweet potato. Because f*cking Japan.

First introduced in 2011 by the Imuraya Confectionary Company, this frozen yaki-imo (roasted sweet potato) has, after a three year hiatus, returned to stores for fall, bringing along with it all manner of confusing and creamy goodness. The outer skin is a rosy, sweet potato-flavored wafer, and the insides are made of sweet potato-flavored cream, sweet potato paste, and bits of chocolate.


If you think about it, there’s actually a fair amount of real sweet potato in this thing, which means it’s practically healthy. Ergo, feel free to a couple. Or you know, fifty.

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By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

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