Tofu is a gelatinous block of soy milk that is most prevalent throughout Asia, but has more recently been eaten in the United States as well. It comes in varying consistencies, from ‘extra soft’ to ‘extra firm’.
Tofu tastes bad to mediocre on its own. In the United States, it’s used primarily as a substitute for meat in vegetarian cuisine. It’s common for ‘health’ advocates to eat large portions of tofu despite the fact that it’s not terribly nutritious.
Tofu became an official snack on May 3rd 2012.