Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits


Japan may be better known for their special edition snacks with unique flavours, but if you’ve grown up eating Japanese snacks, you’d know that nothing beats the classics. In fact, a Japanese artist loves the oldschool Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits so much that they decided to give it a long-overdue facelift


Ginbis Dream Animal biscuit


Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - packaging
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Ginbis Dream Animal biscuit, better known as Tabekko Doubutsu (たべっ子どうぶつ) in Japan, is a popular snack loved by children and adults alike. The light buttery biscuits come in the shapes of different animals, each labelled with the animal’s corresponding name in English. This helps children pick up new words while they nibble away


Plain Ginbis biscuits decorated with icing


Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - plain dream animal biscuits
Plain Ginbis cookies 
Image credit: spcookies20

A Japanese user on Twitter, who goes by the name of @spcookies20, recently shared their creation of the zhuzhedup butter biscuits online. 

Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - decorated animal biscuits
All 47 animal biscuits decorated with icing 
Image credit: spcookies20

User @spcookies20 took the unornamented biscuit bases and brought them to life with colourful icing, transforming the biscuits into intricate animal snacks. Their work has been making the rounds online and has since garnered over 340k retweets.

Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - rough sketch of animal biscuit design
Drafting the designs 
Image credit: spcookies20

According to the user’s replies and past posts, the decorations were no easy feat. It took a ton of research, multiple trips to the zoo, and around a month spent on the actual embellishment to get the designs down to a tee. 


Where the inspiration came from


Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - plain and decorated animal biscuits
Image credit: spcookies20

The idea first came about from the user’s favourite childhood activity. As a child, @spcookies20 would snack on the animal cookies and guess which animal’s which based on the shape. However, they would often be left confused as there is only the animal’s vague silhouette to clue them in. 

Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - plain and decorated animal biscuits
Image credit: spcookies20

Feeling that something was lacking, they decided that visual aid was needed. And so began the painstaking process of decorating the biscuits. 

Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits - decorated animal biscuits
Image credit: spcookies20

Currently, a series of short clips featuring all 47 embellished animal biscuits are available on the Twitter account. Check out the account here.


Ginbis Dream Animal biscuits


Given that Ginbis has an aquatic version of their popular Dream Animal biscuits, we wouldn’t be surprised if user @spcookies20 dives deep into the ocean world next. Keep yourself updated with their masterful creations here

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Cover image adapted from (left to right): @spcookies20 and @spcookies20