This is a Spaghetti Sandwich.
It’s an enriched, bleached, white wheat roll stuffed with spaghetti noodles and red sauce; simple carbohydrates wrapped in simple carbohydrates, and, I think we can all agree, nutritionally deficient GENIUS.
GENIUS, I tell you.
You would think this kind of innovation came from America.
It’s our legacy.
It’s in our collective blood.
Crap food + crap food. Like deep fried Oreos. And Every Single Thing at the Cheesecake Factory. Delectable. Deadly. Delicious.
Yes, you would think this kind of innovation came from America, but you would be wrong.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Spaghetti Sandwich is a product of Japan.
Land of electronic wizardry and bullet trains.
Land where 90% of the population belongs to the middle class.
Land of prosperity.
Listen; I don’t want to be an alarmist here, folks, but when Japan is not only leading the world in technological advances and economic success — when Japan is taking over the world of delectable anti-nutrition — we ought to wake up from our Doritos- and Twinkies-induced stupors and take notice. THIS IS OUR TERRITORY, America! Our domain! And Japan is STEALING it from us.
First, we let the Canadians invent poutine right under our noses, AND NOW THIS.
COME ON, AMERICA.
We can do better. We can BE better.
P.S. Lest I leave you on a sour note, let me also say All Is Not Lost. Not yet, friends. Via Starbucks, an American original, we are infiltrating the Japanese sandwich empire with inventions of our own…
…like the Banana and Bacon Sandwich. Granted, bananas are full of potassium, and fail to turn immediately to fat in our bodies like spaghetti and white bread, but we’re on the right track by adding bacon. We have a long way to go, I’ll grant you, but, led by Starbucks, we have not totally conceded the fight.
In other words, Carry On, Warriors. Carry on.