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Pac-Man Pastry From Circle K Japan Celebrates 30 Years Of Video Gaming


Wokka Wokka Wokka... Is that a quarter in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Pac-Man was released in May of 1980 and the world of video gaming would never be the same.

Thirty years later, the Pac-Man name has become a marketing goldmine as companies scramble to grab their piece of the pie... or in this case, pastry.





Japan's Circle K Sunkus (tenuously connected to their American cousin through a Canadian licensee) has introduced (as of January 13th, 2011) a sweet, golden snack cake modeled on Pac-Man's main character.

The pastries, which cost 120 yen about $1.45) each, appear to have the original Namco Pac-man logo “branded” on the side.





Each Pac-Man pastry is nominally round with a golden yellow outer layer – a section of which is missing. The uncovered portion reveals a much lighter shade of pastry that forms Pac-Man's mouth. Inside, the pastries feature a filling of sweet cream and chopped almonds. Tastier than ghosts, one would assume.

Circle K Sunkus will only be selling these Pac-Man 30th Anniversary pastries for a limited time so be sure to gobble up yours today... before it's Game Over. (via Gigazine)

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Steve Levenstein
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