Tokyo Banana's new Pikachu edition cakes are too cute to eat!

Lim Yian Lu
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Pokémon Tokyo Banana sponge cakes, filled with the original banana-flavoured cream, features six different Pikachu patterns.
Tokyo Banana is about to release a Pikachu-themed series of its delectable sponge cakes.

When travelling to Japan, boxes of the delectable snack Tokyo Banana are always seen in the hands and shopping baskets of tourists. The pale yellow, banana-shaped, cream-filled sponge cake has been evolving with different kinds of patterns and flavours, such as sakura flower prints with sakura-flavoured cream, leopard prints with chocolate-banana-flavoured cream, and even the cute sea otter prints with coffee milk-flavoured cream. The latest version of Tokyo Banana features the electric mouse Pokémon, Pikachu!

Pokémon Tokyo Banana sponge cakes, filled with the original banana-flavoured cream, features six different Pikachu patterns.
Pokémon Tokyo Banana comes in six Pikachu patterns.

The new edition, called Pokémon Tokyo Banana, filled with the original banana-flavoured cream, features six different Pikachu patterns: Wink Pikachu, Hello Pikachu, Happy Pikachu, Goodnight Pikachu, Stiff Pikachu and Pikachu Tail. Interestingly though, and if you are lucky enough, you may get the heart-shaped tail of a female Pikachu for the Pikachu Tail version!

Pokémon Tokyo Banana sponge cakes, filled with the original banana-flavoured cream, features six different Pikachu patterns.
Pokémon Tokyo Banana will be filled with the original banana-flavoured cream.

Unlike the usual packaging of Tokyo Banana which tends to come in a box of eight, Pokémon Tokyo Banana is sold in packs of two, with each individual wrapper designed to look like a Poké Ball. This means that, in order to “catch ‘em all”, you will have to purchase at least three packs to get all six designs.

Pokémon Tokyo Banana sponge cakes, filled with the original banana-flavoured cream, features six different Pikachu patterns.
Pokémon Tokyo Banana is sold in packs of two at 291 yen.

Selling at 291 yen (about S$3.70) with tax, Pokémon Tokyo Banana will be available in limited quantities from 21 November 2020 at 7-Eleven stores around Japan. Subsequently, there will be a general release at JR Tokyo Station on 10 December 2020.

Although it may be difficult to travel to Japan and get our hands on these insanely cute snacks in the short term, here’s hoping that the pandemic will blow over soon with the vaccine breakthrough, for leisure travels to resume.