In just a few weeks, Valentine’s Day will be upon us, and anime fans may be wondering what they should get for their significant other. Deciding on a gift can be a difficult task, but there is one store over in Japan that is trying to make things easier on everyone. For Dragon Ball fans, it will definitely be worth placing an order for some magically chocolate senzu beans.
The Tokyo Hands Ikebukuro store is now carrying a rather special gift that anime fans would love a taste of. The store’s official Twitter shared several pictures of its senzu bean special. The delectable treats are sold in a petite brown pot sourced straight from Akira Toriyama’s anime, and each piece is doused liberally with chocolate.
You can check out the product description for the senzu beans below:
“You don’t have to pretend with edamame soybeans anymore. Just tell a loved one that it’s a senzu bean and throw them a piece — they’ll be sure to appreciate it! The “Dragon Ball Z Senzu Bean Chocolate in a Pot” is now available at the special Valentine’s section on the 7th floor of Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro for 500 yen. Who knows? The chocolate covered puffs might keep you feeling full for 10 days!”
If you are not familiar with Dragon Ball’s senzu beans, then it won’t be hard for you to catch up. The magical snacks are highly coveted in the franchise as it gives eaters special restorative properties The beans, which are grown by the hermit Korin, can instantly fill up any hungry warrior and give them a boost in strength. And, now, you can have one or two for yourself.
もう、枝豆をそれっぽく食べなくてイイ。— 東急ハンズ池袋店 (@Hands_Ikebukuro) January 18, 2017
相手に渡すときは「仙豆だ」と告げたあとに1粒、投げて渡すと好きな人には喜ばれます。1粒で10日腹が満たされそうな麦チョコ「ドラゴンボールZ 仙豆ポットチョコ」は500円+税、ハンズ池袋店7Fバレンタインコーナーにて販売中！ pic.twitter.com/9Qk7NXFcZR
Of course, the real-life treats don’t come with all the special anime powers promised by Dragon Ball. The senzu beans are simply barley puffs covered in chocolate. These sweets may not keep you full for ten days, but they will make a nice dent in your calorie count.
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So, what do you think? Could you see yourself ordering these sweet senzu beans for your special someone?