Sega taiyaki snack cakes are now available for a limited time in Japan.
Sega fans can now put their fandom where their mouths are by snacking on the video game company’s logo itself. Earlier this year, Sega launched its own snack stand that sells taiyaki — a small fish-shaped cake usually filled with chocolate, custard or sweet red bean paste. But instead of the classic fish shape that taiyaki cakes are known for, Sega is selling them in the shape of its company logo.These Sega cakes come with either a red bean paste filling or a premium cream filling made from vanilla beans. Apparently, it took six months for the company to perfect the Sega logo taiyaki cake mold, which is created from a special iron plate.
「セガらしいたい焼きとは？」意見が交錯する中、辿り着いた一つの答え…それがこの #SEGAロゴ焼き 。
SEGAロゴの反対面には、SEGA Group Value「創造は生命」を表しています。#セガのたい焼き pic.twitter.com/sf8S3sJLPD— セガ公式アカウント (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) August 3, 2018
“It was completed after about half a year of twists and turns, such as iron plate development and problem solving to accurately express the Sega logo,” according to a tweet from Sega Japan on Aug 2. The Sega Group mission statement “Souzou ha seimei” is imprinted on the other side of the cake. The English translation is “Creation is life.”The Sega snack stand is called Sega’s Taiyaki, and can be found in Tokyo’s geeky Ikebukuro district. Fans can currently purchase the Sega logo taiyaki snack cakes for $2.70 (roughly 300 yen, £2.11, AU$3.69) each, but they will only be available until Sept. 30.