Rusks. When I hear of rusks, I think of Farley’s Baby Rusks that my mother fed me as a child. Today, I rekindle my affection for rusks with the Tokyo Rusk Company’s Premium Almond Rusk.
As I work in a Japanese company, my Japanese expatriate colleagues frequently travel back to Japan either for work or to visit their respective hometowns. And one of them (who sits nearby) was nice enough to buy some to share in the office.
How do I begin to describe a rusk? Firstly, the cute slogan on the packaging caught my attention :
“Hand made delicious and beautiful rusks comfort our hearts and wrap us in sweet dreams.”
The rusk I got was in the Premium Almond flavor and it tastes like a chunkier, sweeter version of almond biscotti with the delightful crunch of toasted bread with sugar sprinkled on top. Fear not if you think that the rusk will be too sweet – it is a bit on the sweet side, but not overly so. This would be perfect paired with your favorite coffee for the perfect tea-time snack or light breakfast.
Now, who’s going to Japan anytime soon and can bring back a box of this for me?
Tokyo Rusk Company website (only in Japanese)