As one of the most popular confectionery souvenirs from Japan, Tokyo Banana has released many iterations of its best-selling banana cream cakes. Since last year, Tokyo Banana is also available in designs featuring two iconic Pokemon characters, Pikachu and Eevee. You can even get a special gluten-free cake imprinted with Doraemon’s face.
Now the brand has gone all icy by introducing a new frozen dessert known as Tokyo Banassu. The new treat is simply a frozen version of the iconic banana-shaped cake, but with an adorable penguin-themed makeover.
There are five penguin motifs including a cute one holding a heart. The cake’s dual tone is not mere colouring: the white part is made of plain sponge cake whereas the brown part is actually chocolate sponge.
Instead of having frozen custard cream inside, the filling has been swapped out for banana ice cream. It features extra banana cream so that the cakes don't lose their banana flavour when frozen.
Tokyo Banassu retails for ¥149 each. However, you can only get it at 7-Eleven – at least for now. It goes on sale in Tokyo and Kanagawa from Tuesday November 2, and you should be able to find it at 7-Eleven stores nationwide from Tuesday November 9.
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