Otaku or not, these cute cookies with four different ‘girlfriends’ will definitely make you smile, if not laugh. The cookies have been available around Valentine’s day for a few years now.
Nagaien – Kanojo ga Cookie
Price: ± €4,-
The cardboard box that the cookies are packaged in is covered in images of the four characters that are on the cookies. The box contains 12 shortbread cookies with a print on them. The name ‘Kanojo ga Cookie’ literally means ‘My girlfriend is a cookie’. These cookies are sold in Akihabara in Japan, in select anime stores, to otakus.
Although the shape of the cookies aren’t the same every year, a few years ago they were round instead of rectangular, the images on the cookies have stayed the same. The chibi faces are cute, but they do look a little different in colour on the cookies than on the packaging.
The cookies were thin and crumbly. They tasted like vanilla and weren’t overly sweet, pretty subtle actually. Shortbread cookies are usually thicker and I wouldn’t necessarily compare these to them, but they did have a bit of a sand cookie texture.
The box the cookies are packaged in is decorated with the four ‘girlfriends’ and has a general cute design. You could keep it or reuse it for different snacks. If you do accidentally throw it out you could always buy a new box around Valentine’s day next year!