Welcome to the third instalment of our classic 'TofuQ&A', this time hosted by Alfonso, our legendary rainbow alpaca, who will be answering as many of your questions as he can! I'll be here to make sure he doesn't get too hyperactive, of course.
Alfonso: Thanks Adam. Let's get on with the questions, shall we!?
Adam: Your energy levels are already way too high.
|Question 1: What's your favourite plush at Tofu Cute?
Alfonso: This is a FANTASTIC Question that many of you asked, and I'm simply delighted to be able to give you my answer!
Adam: Energy levels...
Alfonso: My favourite plush at tofu cute is the Harin Hedgehog Forest Party Small Plush. They're good people, and we hang out every weekend at their fantastic forest parties!
Adam: Where do you go? There aren't any forests in the Tofu Cute shop!
Alfonso: You wouldn't understand - it's about the feeling of a forest.
Adam: Sometimes I think I understand you, Alfonso, but then you say things like this.
|Question 2: What's your favourite colour?
Alfonso: This is a tricky one because I obviously LOVE all colours. I'm a rainbow, after all!
Adam: Yeah, but you have to pick one!
Alfonso No, don't make me choose!
Adam: You have to.
Alfonso:...Orange. I've decided my favourite colour is orange.
Adam: Why? I didn't think you'd be able to decide so quickly.
Alfonso: Well, it reminds me of my favourite fruit - oranges!
Adam: I suppose that's as good a reason as any.
Alfonso I simply love oranges and orange flavoured things, like these delicious Meiji orange biscuits.
|Question 3: Where is your shop?
Alfonso: Ooh, that's an easy question! Our main shop is based in Portsmouth, but we also travel all over the country for events, and we also have a concession with our friends at ARTBOX in Covent Garden.
Adam: That was a very accurate answer. Thanks, Alfonso.
Alfonso: See? I am good at this.
| Question 4: Would you like to meet your twin brother?
Alfonso: I know lots of my Alpaca siblings! I've met a few of them, including Flump who works in the Tofu Cute studio, and Derrick who works in the Tofu Cute warehouse. They're great!
Adam: What are they like?
Alfonso: Wow, an extra question! I love them both of course. They're very hard workers, and Flump is very good at cheering me up when I'm sad. They've both got a lot of energy, but sometimes Derrick doesn't laugh at my HILARIOUS jokes.
| Question 5: What's your favourite movie?
Alfonso: I'm a big fan of the movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory! The idea of a candy wonderland is just so fantastic & colourful! I wish everything in Tofu Cute was edible - even the shelves.
Adam: Please don't eat anything essential.
Alfonso: Wouldn't it be fantastic though? To live in a candy wonderland?
Question 6: How do you stay so cute & clean/plush cleaning tips?
A lot of people gave me compliments in this Q&A - thank you very much! Whilst I have my own super-secret routine for keeping my rainbow fur looking incredibly radiant, the number one tip I'd give for cleaning your plush is to be gentle, use a damp cloth to wash your plush by hand and never, ever machine wash your plushies! We don't like to be tumbled around in machines!
|Question 7: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have many interests, but these days when I'm not working with Quentin & Quinn on the Blog, I'm eating candy, playing games on my mobile phone or baking. I enjoy making and tasting sweet things in all forms!
Adam: So you probably enjoy making DIY kits as well, right?
Alfonso: Of course! I love making DIY kits. I made a delicious bread one recently - it was fantastic.
Adam: I'm glad to hear that.
|Question 8: what’s your favourite Tofu Cute snack?
Alfonso: I like lots of different Tofu Cute snacks, but my top three are:
1) Matcha Caramel Corn
2) Meiji Choco Banana
3) Enpitsu Candy
But that's boring, because none of those are available right now. So to make up for that, Here's the OFFICIAL Top four list of the most colourful snacks that I also approve as being tasty and delicious:
2) Kabaya Ju-C Soda Balls
3) Nyan Kore Cat Candy
4) Mirace II Puccho
The colour of a snack is very important!
|Question 9: Alfonso, should I move from this sofa or should I forever live in comfort underneath a furry red blanket?
Alfonso: I know that my response is coming to you long after this is something you have to think about, but you should always do what your soul tells you. And I think if you're honest with yourself, your soul is probably telling you to treat yourself, and spend more time underneath the furry red blanket. Just don't actually spend forever there - there's candy to eat!
Question 10: Do you dye your fur or is it natural?
Alfonso: It's natural!
Adam: There's no need to lie to people, Alfonso.
Alfonso It's true!
| Question 11: What do you think of all the Alpaca plushies that are mislabelled as llamas?
Alfonso: It absolutely infuriates me. Words cannot describe how much I am not a llama. It's ridiculous. Since when do llamas look like this? You don't get rainbow llamas - how silly! Honestly, you people. A llama? Me? What? I'm outraged at the very concept.
|Adam: It seems as though Alfonso has become rather annoyed about the suggestion that alpacas & llamas look similar, so he's stormed off in a huff. That's all for the Tofu Q&A - what do you think of Alfonso's answers? Do you have a question for Alfonso or the Tofu Cute team? If you've got something to ask, feel free to let us know in our comments on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages! If you enjoyed this blog post, don't forget to REACT using the buttons below!
Quentin: Now Alfonso's gone, it looks like its time for my comeback!
Adam: Quentin! When did you get here?
Find out what happens in the next thrilling instalment of the Tofu Cute Blog!