I found some panda-shaped strawberry flavored cookies in the gift shop in the building where I work earlier this summer.
Thinking of my friend Lydia, who enjoys things like panda-shaped cookies (kind of the way I enjoy crayons and coloring books), I purchased a box for her.
I mailed them to her, and received this today in an email:
"OMG I GOT PANDAS IN THE MAIL!"
I wrote back and asked if she tried them and if they tasted good. Her response:
"Yes, they are good. When I was little, I used to get strawberry flavored 'Pocky Sticks,' which are like the exact same ingredients except they are sticks dipped in the strawberry stuff. Same brand, too. They had them at the Chinese grocery stores."
And, the clincher:
"These pandas must be a more recent evolution of the Pocky stick."
She's a riot.