What I'm working on:

Various write-ups.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Zelda Project: Cafe Cucco #8

Cafe Cucco is a short daily project wherein I create fun little hypothetical foods that might be seen in the land of Hyrule. Any lore or descriptions are made up and should not be taken to represent official canon. I hope you enjoy it!


It's day eight of Cafe Cucco. We've officially broken a straight week of daily updates! Here's another fun one to celebrate:
Long-lasting, flavorful, and  eye catching!
Octorok Candy. A commonly enjoyed and widely exported treat that found its origins here at the cafe.

Many years ago, a young apprentice Confectioneer joined our staff. Living far off, he would brave the long trip to work every morning with his tools and supplies in tow. On his travels, he would always pass by a neighboring lake wherein a single Octorok lived.

Each day, the Octorok would watch the apprentice, who brought with him a variety of strange and alluring fragrances, walk past. The Octorok would cry out to the man in the early weeks, doing little that would draw the man's attention. It then grew bolder, coming closer and closer to the shore with each passing day. Still the man payed the Octorok little mind.

Eventually, the Octorok began to spit its rocks at the apprentice, who now grew wary of the growing inconvenience posed by the creature. The Octorok would spit at him no matter how or when he'd approach the lake until, finally, it managed to hit him.

Falling and dropping his supplies, the man sat in a daze as the Octorok approached him. He feared for the worst, assuming that it would surely make quick work of him now that he was within its grasp. But the strangest thing happened: the creature simply dug through the man's supplies and ate up his samples. He picked up the rock that hit him and watched the Octorok happily enjoy his sweets before it returned to the water.

It was then that he had an idea.

The apprentice crafted his first batch of a new candy at the cafe. It was exceptionally well-received, and demand was almost too great to meet. With a variety of flavors and colors, the novel Octorok Candies found an audience in all who tried it and earned the apprentice full-time employment and respect from his peers. This success was the first of his many beloved concoctions that can now be found at the cafe.

It just goes to show that inspiration can strike from anywhere, even an Octorok.

Despite the play on words, this actually isn't what's traditionally defined as Rock Candy. Also, Confectioneer is a made up word that I feel should exist.

I hope you had fun with today's item. We're nearing the end of this project, so if you have any suggestions, questions, or Ideas of your own, please feel free to let me know in a comment!

I'll be seeing you tomorrow!

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