Safe and savoury…

Remembering where you put your mask might be the most frustrating thing to come out 2020. But what happens if you’ve eaten it?

Now you can protect yourself while enjoying the smell of sweet Japanese melon bread.

The new Mask Pan (Mask Bread), which is considered a mask, is also edible.

It was created by massage specialists Goku no Kimochi The Labo. The masks were developed in response to the desires of three bread-loving university students.

A melonpan is a type of sweet bun originating from and popular in Japan, as well as Taiwan and China. They are made from an enriched dough covered in a thin layer of crisp cookie dough. Their appearance resembles a melon, such as a rock melon.

Although they may seem like a gimmick, soranews24 reports that they have properly tested by Unitika Garmentec Research Institute.

According to the results of the test, the melon pan mask provides a level of protection that’s the same as, or better than, commercially available masks in the “splash prevention performance visualisation test”.