Mobile rice ball

  • December 21, 2020

#utility model

The other day, I received a “mobile rice ball” from an insurance agent.
It was made from Alpha rice (processed quick-cooking rice) which can be stored for a long time. I also received an advice that the food included in the normal disaster prevention set is not enough in case of emergency.

“Japanese Utility Model Registration No. 3197867” was written on the back side of the package, so I looked it up with J-PlatPat. The title of the device was “container”, which means that the registration was not for the rice ball, but for the container.
By changing the form of “rice” to “rice ball”, chopsticks and spoons are not required, and you can eat while walking, but with this container, you can mold and eat the rice ball without touching directly with your hands. You can eat the rice ball without any hesitation even when it is difficult to keep your hands clean in certain situations.
It seems that it is used not only as a preserved food for emergencies, but also as a food to carry for outdoor activities such as mountain climbing and overseas travel.
I would like to add what I received this time to our stockpile, and hope that we will consume them in a non-emergency situation.
That is all from Cacao, who has the urge to try it.

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