Japan Shop Mistakenly Sells Plastic Pastries To Customers.
A shop in Osaka, Japan, Andrew’s Egg Tart has reportedly sold fake pastries to its customers mistakenly.
Andrew’s Egg Tart’s plastic pastries are designed in such a way you can hardly tell the fakes from the real ones. So it happened that five life-like pastries were sold by its staff to customers.
According to media reports, plastic food samples are known as “shokuhin sampuru”, and it is crafted with painstaking detail to look as realistic as possible.
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Plastic food samples used in shops in Japan are made to look so realistic that it is hard to tell what is real and what is not, making it difficult even for staff to differentiate them.
Unknowingly a staff sold a few samples on Saturday to two unsuspecting customers at a pop-up stand near a station in Tottori in western Japan, reported AFP.
“We are very sorry that we mistakenly sold the samples,” a company representative told AFP on Wednesday.
One of the staff realized the mistake soon after the sale, and the customers luckily returned the fake tarts to the stand before taking a potentially painful first bite. Lol.
To avoid such mistakes in the future, stickers will now be used to distinguish the real thing from the plastic desserts.
Source | NDTV
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