You are fully familiar with the tactile satisfaction that comes with popping salted, boiled soybeans (edamame) out of their shell and into your mouth as you wait for your order of spicy-rainbow-crazy-spider maki to be delivered to your table. What if you could have that kind of satisfaction all the time? Unlikely, we suppose, given the state of the economy and the escalating prices of food, and sushi in particular.
But thankfully, a Japanese company has come to the rescue with a cell phone strap/keychain providing limitless edamame-popping. Adorable and fun, if not delicious. And at $15, much less than the cost of your last sushi lunch.