Dear Tokyo Times,
I realise that Japan’s staple food is rice, but I’ve heard that loaves of bread over there are pitifully small — like a measly 10 slices or something. Is it true?
Sadly Sam, a 10-slice loaf is the stuff of dreams, with those of us partial to a bit of flour-based foodstuff forced to buy packets containing a measly 6 slices — or perhaps 8 if we are really lucky.
And whilst admittedly the pieces are on the plump side, a lunch hedging towards the hefty will invariably result in yet another trip to the supermarket; although such a shortage of slices is apparently ideal for a welcoming wicker basket display.
Yet as hard as it is to believe, Japanese baking behemoth Yamazaki has opted to take this worrying trend even further by introducing a far more thrifty 3 slice option.
Ideal for single people apparently.
For a single day no doubt.
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