In which you can’t go wrong with melon pan, especially when it comes with a great new seal friend. I’m so behind on writing about Toreba wins! It’s almost a shame when you get several together in a shipment because I feel like the individuals don’t get enough focus. But I wanted to devote a […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Hokkai no Majuu Azarashi-san Big Melon Pan Plush
In which there are no bad candies — wait, there’s one horrible one — and one extremely cute sticker. It’s funny, because I never really liked American Kit Kat, but a lot of the Japanese flavors I find genuinely delicious. I also like to buy them because they are a fairly approachable way to introduce […]Read More Japanese Snacks: Hello Kitty Candy and Sea Salt Kit Kat
In which the Sumikko toy with the basic laws of time and space, you know, as one does. And there are snacks! Aoringo means green apple—well, actually it literally means “blue apple” because what’s called blue and what’s called green often differs between Japan and America for complex reasons. Mochi is Japanese rice, uh, sort […]Read More Dagashi Sagashi: Four New Snacks: Featuring Sumikko Gurashi!
In which I talk about a tasty topic and start a new series of posts. Did you ever see the old episode of The Simpsons where Bart is at some grumpy old woman’s house and all she has to entertain him with is a book full of cake pictures? He asks—does she have any real […]Read More Dagashi Sagashi: Japanese Penny Candy and Snacks: Intro + Umaibou x 5