Incredibly Realistic Animal Lollipops Might Be Too Beautiful To Lick

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Following a centuries-old candy-making tradition called Amezaiku, Shinri Tezuka creates hyperrealistic sculptures of fish, frogs and other aquatic life.

The lollies are made by hand with sugar syrup, starch, and organic coloring — so they’re as edible as they are fun to look at. Check out more of Tezuka’s work here.

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[link, via Spoon & Tamago]

Whole Fish Sushi Exists

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When small intricately-cut pieces of fish in your sushi just won’t do, there’s now a trend of whole-fish sushi going on in Japan.

Referred to as iwashi, the Japanese word for sardine, the sushi roll is being offered by Japanese restaurant chain, Kurazushi, and contains the whole fish wrapped in rice and seaweed, with Japanese basil and grated plum.

Sushi etiquette has yet to include the proper technique for eating a sushi roll with the head and tail intact. Our guess is to flip a coin and dive in.

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[via First We Feast]

The Yolkfish Will Adorably Separate Your Eggs

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Separating an egg yolk from the white can be a tricky process — with the cracking and the back and forth action. That of course, was before the Yolkfish.

Just give the Yolkfish a squeeze, let it wrap its big fish mouth around a yolk, and then it’ll adorably regurgitate the yolk into a different bowl. The Yolkfish is new at The Foodiggity Shop.

Watch the little sucker in action…

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‘Eat More Fish,’ Says The Dancing Sushi

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How do you get people to eat more fish? Interpretive dance, of course. These pro-fish ads were created by the Norwegian Seafood Council, and star the appropriately-named The Human Sushi dance troupe.

Of course, the standard unitards and flailing arms isn’t enough, so the dancers are dressed as various sushi components — coming together awkwardly at the end to represent the finished product. Yeah, that’ll do.

[via BuzzFeed Food]

Gutted Mackerel Pencil Case

Keeping with Japan’s tradition of great seafood, and deterring others from touching their pencils — is the Hokke Mackerel Pencil Case by Japan Trend Shop. Designed, a bit too well, to resemble a split mackerel — the case will hold any of your school or work supplies where its innards once were.

[link, via Gizmodo]