Japanese TV Show Asks 'Can You Tell What's Chocolate And What Isn't?'

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Perhaps, this gentleman is biting a door handle. Or perhaps, he is eating a door handle made of chocolate.

In Japan, "sokkuri sweets" ("sokkuri" or そっくり means "looks like") are deserts and confectionaries that look like other things. Traditionally, they look like other food — for example, here are some cakes that look exactly like ramen noodles.

On a recent Japanese television program, members of boy band Tokio and other celebrities were shown a room filled with several things that were actually sokkuri sweets — made from chocolate or sugar or whatnot.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

The guests had to bite the items that they thought were, in fact, sugary treats.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

So is this a shoe or is it sweets?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

It's a shoe.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Is this a picture frame or sweets?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

A picture frame.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

A glass table or a sweet table?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

"Crunch." Sweets!

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Apparently, several kilograms of candy were used to make the "glass," which apparently tastes delicious.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

And the table legs?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Chocolate!

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

But what about the calendar?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

It's made of calendar.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

And the hanger? Surely, that's a chocolate hanger.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Nope! Just a hanger.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

This might look like a plant, but it's sokkuri sweets!

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

The white shoes were shoes, but what about the brown shoes?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Chocolate shoes! The entire shoes are chocolate — even the laces and the stitching.

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

And this hat?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

A chocolate hat! But, what about the door handle?

Can You Tell What's Chocolate and What Isn't? Asks Japanese TV Show.

Sweets!

元日はTOKIO×嵐[NTV]


Comments

    Haha that last guy face, classic.

    Also this reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

      Oh exploitable!

      And yes, it's very much the chocolate waterfall scene but I'm guessing most of these are made of marzipan, which has long been used to create those realistic fruit sweets.

      and that dude eating the white shoes bahahahahaha

        "Where did I go wrong in my life that millions of strangers are watching me eat a shoe?"

          who eats a shoe? seriously...

            someone who thinks they are eating chocolate shaped like a shoe.... or someone who likes eating shoes that are shaped like shoes. Either or.

    This is boss, why can't we have this kind of show?

      Because someone would whine about it being unsafe and lead their kids to start eating doorknobs, costing a fortune in dental bills. :P

      Last edited 09/01/14 3:18 am

        And yet without sounding like a massive dick we make fat people run until they can't breath any more? Am I the only one who finds this ridiculous?

        Guess eating chocolate isn't nearly as popular as heart attacks in the making.

        Last edited 11/01/14 12:50 am

      Because we become very stubborn on live tv.. "You must be mad, look you are bleeding. No really you are bleeding. That wasn't toffee. No Really. Look. No. Stop. Really. STOP! STOP EATING GLASSWARE!"

      Last edited 09/01/14 11:37 pm

    The table was kind of obvious to anyone who has ever seen real glass, in that it was far more yellow, while actual glass is green.

      uhhh, you know that there's this thing called coloured glass right? blue, yellow, red, purple, any colour really.

    Nothing like posting week old imgur images!

      I'd only seen the end of that last gif on imgur (admittedly all over the place), so I had no idea of the context until now...

    Lol Japan and their weird TV shows.... Hard to pick my favorite out of all of them, really like Takeshi's Castle, but Hole in the Wall is pretty damn funny as well. hmmmmm

    Last edited 08/01/14 11:14 pm

      yeah it's too bad the western version is crap

      Years ago I worked with the set construction team on an episode of Takeshi's Castle that was filmed on Bare Island, an old coastal gunfort in Sydney. The were the funniest guys I've met, from the production heads to the grunts. All of them practical jokers (almost dangerously so) One lunchtime at the catering table one of them put a mousetrap in a salad bowl with lettuce delicately placed over it. I wondered why they were staring as I picked up some tongs (I thought I did something culturally wrong at first). Then the trap bit the tongs, I freaked and lobbed em, landing right in the director's miso bowl. I thought I was fired but all of them absolutely howled with laughter over it. As we built the set that week a lot of stuff was jerry-rigged and made up as we went along. Definitely an OHS nightmare, but one of the best weeks with some of the best folks I've ever met. The crew's humour certainly shines through when ever I watch an episode.

    What is the name of the show? suprised it wasnt on the article

    "It's made of calendar!"

    I don't know why but I found that really funny! :D

    Yeah... I'm weird, I know xD

    That guy looks far too happy (and slightly crazy looking) in that last gif. He also seems to do a little eyebrow raise, almost like he's coming on to someone off camera. I guess he's just really happy it was a food and not a door handle (apparently door handles have more germs than toilet seats).

    Posting an article containing 50Mb of images, on Kotaku AU? Pretty damn ballsy.

      Deified Carp, you're right. The things you don't notice on fast internet speeds. I pity anyone on a strict quota or mobile...

    Door-Handle Eating Guy is the best! Look at that face! :D
    Aww, and the poor girl eating the calendar tried really hard to make it look like it was food. Good on her.
    It would be awesome to have some of our celebs take part in something like this; you can never take yourself seriously again once you've gnawed on a table on national television.

    The last dude eating the door handle reminds me of The Rock

    Recycling stuff from 2014 is a sure way to draw traffic.

      I was going to say this looked familiar. Was it even on this site? I feel it was.

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