Date CrÍpe

Whoa... they must be a couple!

Dates and sweets go together. And in anime, at least, the sweet of choice for sweethearts is the crÍpe: fried dough folded with cream or other fillings in the middle and various toppings, rather like a French pancake. For maximum Ship Tease, they'll take a bite of one another's crÍpes, or even lick each other's crepes off each other's faces, thus completing an Indirect Kiss.

Compare to Sweetheart Sipping for the beverage version of this trope. Spaghetti Kiss is the common American (and slightly naughtier) variant. Despite the fruit's naturally sweet flavor, said crÍpes rarely use dates as filling.


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     Anime and Manga  


  • With crÍpes being widely popular across Europe and somewhat of a national dish for the French and the Dutch, it's no surprise that it turns up in the Young Adult novel Postcards From No Man's Land by Aiden Chambers when the young arrival from England, Jacob Todd, goes on a date with with a Dutch girl who introduces him to different flavors and the Dutch word for cinnamon. The scene gets a Meaningful Echo at the end when all of its subtle innuendo becomes an outright proposition for sex.


  • Our Miss Brooks: In "French Sadie Hawkins Day", stuck with the cheque at a fancy French restaurant, a broke Miss Brooks orders Crepe Suzette to stall for time. She has been asked out by Monsieur Leblanc, and in turn invited Mr. Boynton, Mr. Conklin and Walter Denton along. What Miss Brooks didn't know was that Monsieur Leblanc had invited her to the eponymous "French Sadie Hawkins Day". That is, it was the woman's responsibility to pay.

     Video Games  

  • Persona 3 Portable features this at rank 5 of Ryoji's Social Link; he and the female protagonist get green tea crÍpes and eat by the riverside during the Kyoto field trip.
  • Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo: In the 5th game, Mai and Reo get crÍpes together on a date.