I finally got my hands on one of these! :D Both Military Shiki and Akira flavours! Lol~
With grand expectations… (Well, the truth is, I tried to lower them just in case ^^;;)
Title: Togainu no Chi Canned Bread Akira Military ver. (Maple flavour)
咎狗の血 パンの缶詰 アキラ軍服ver.【メイプル味】
Title: Togainu no Chi Canned Bread Shiki Military ver. (Butter flavour)
咎狗の血 パンの缶詰 シキ軍服ver.【バター味】
Price: 525 Yen each.
Available from Gift online store
Manufacturer: Pan Akimoto. http://www.nasuinfo.or.jp/FreeSpace/aki_pan/ (There’s English page too)
Yep, Military version Akira and Shiki canned bread! :D And it has a shelf life up to 37 months. Woo~ There are previous versions featuring the four boys, Akira, Shiki, Keisuke and Rin in schoolboy form. They were sold out the first time and reissue, so I didn’t manage to get them together with these new flavours.
Shows dummy proof graphical instructions on how to get the bread out :D
Ingredients! Recognise anything? Made by Pan Akimoto. Store away from direct sunlight, in a cool dry place.
Top with dummy proof illustrated instructions and bottom with the expiry date: January 2012. Yep, still safe to eat! :D
Patented manufacturing method for soft bread that can be stored long term. Patents acquired for Japan, America, China, Taiwan.
Same info, Military Shiki can.
Detail: Instructions for dummies :D After you open the can, grab onto the thin bread wrapping paper and pull it out slowly. Peel off the paper and eat the bread. You can also heat up the bread by dipping the can in hot water before opening it to enjoy the bread warm :D That’s clever!
Now here’s the calorie damage :D for the weight conscious among us. The can didn’t indicate it’s weight, so I’ll assume it’s 100g. For Military Akira’s maple flavour bread, For 100g you get, Energy (351 kcal), Protein (7.6g), Fat (13.0g), Cabohydrate (50.8g), Sodium (255mg) No mention about the nutritional value tho. :P
How about Military Shiki’s butter flavour bread? For 100g you get, Energy (314 kcal), Protein (8.5g), Fat (12.9g), Cabohydrate (46.5g), Sodium (290mg) It’s less fattening but more salty lol~
Next, opening the can! XD And it is wonderfully easy to open… Immediately, I can smell the lovely and sweet aroma of maple syrup.
I think even children can open the can quite easily. No can openers required.
Let’s see what’s inside. An oxygen absorber and… bread :3
When I took the preserving packet out, I was surprised that it felt hot to the touch :O This is the first time I came across something like this. My first thought was wow… is it supposed to heat up the bread? But I guess not lol. Upon reading the label, it says the エージレス “ageless” actually becomes hot and should be discarded. And of course, please heed the DO NOT EAT warning. God knows what’ll happen to you if you did ^^;;
And so, like a good fujoshi, I followed the instructions on the can. I inserted my fingers into the can that is filled tightly with the bread, grabbed the wrapping paper like so… and…
Well, of course you can keep repeating the in-out-in-out action to fuel your delusional fantasies with Military Akira’s can but I decided to get everything all out at first try :D
There we have it. Military Akira, maple flavoured bread. I’m surprised that it doesn’t feel oily/greasy to the touch at all.
Time to remove the rest of the wrapping paper. Fluffy, soft bread!
:D It looks rather cute, doesn’t it. Serving suggestion based on Shiki’s can bread illustration lol. Minus the tea cup.
It definitely wasn’t what I expected of canned bread.
The bread is soft and fluffy, just like bread that you buy fresh from the bakery. As for tastes, it is quite yummy with a slightly sweet taste of maple syrup. And it does go very well with hot black tea :D Would be great with coffee too.
I’ll update this post when I eat Shiki’s bread tomorrow XD
Since the bread tastes pretty good and has quite a long shelf-life, I really wouldn’t mind buying more of them. The original purpose for the canned bread is that it can be kept for emergencies. It is not cheap to import cos with middleman fees, shipping and so on, they’re like more than US$15 bucks each (3 times original price) for a tea time snack without the tea ^^;; If only they were more accessible for us international buyers. I have to admit though… the entertaining factor is there, so I guess it’s ok for the first few times OTL;;
These Togainu no Chi canned bread will be included in the prizes I prepared for my Birthday Celebration (new and unopened ones, of course, expiry date also in 2012 since I imported them together) So if you haven’t voted for the contest you want to take part in yet, do it now before the poll closes ^_^)/