Throat Candy – Herb Blend

Brand: Lotte Cost: 100 yen Found at: Yamadai   At this point, I am more cold than woman. It’s been over two weeks since I high-fived my way into a seasonal cold and I’ve forgotten what it’s like to go to work without a vial of ibuprofen, a box of tissues, and a stick of... Continue Reading →

Custard Cream

Brand: Yamasaki Cost: 100 yen Found At: Family Mart Sometimes, a girl needs custard in a pancake, and frankly, I don’t understand where all this judgment is coming from. There is nothing wrong with, now and then, selecting an aggressively saran-wrapped, vaguely worded, suspiciously unrefrigerated custard treat from the bottom shelf of a convenience store.... Continue Reading →

Black Sesame Marshmallow

Brand: Eiwa Cost: 108 yen Found At: Daiso I would not say that I am particularly connected to the marshmallow. I can definitely go for one now and then, especially when other snacks are thin on the ground, but I have not bonded to them in the way that I have with chocolate, cake, and... Continue Reading →

Spicy-Numbing Green Peas

Brand: Numbing King Cost: 108 yen Found At: Daiso I can’t shake the feeling that I’m chewing on an Ikea coffee table. It’s possible that the peas were too vigorously dehydrated. It is possible that the spicy-numbing flavor is vaguely reminiscent of the smell of wood varnish. It’s possible that I’m just not as crazy... Continue Reading →

Melonpan

Brand: Famima Bakery Cost: 110 yen Found At: Family Mart The amount of effort required to make a melonpan is obscene. I know, I know. Here’s another West Coast liberal weighing in on a hot-button issue from a position of privilege, but I’ve watched the youtube video. I’ve seen the amount of sifting and creaming... Continue Reading →

Our Apologies for the Delay

We will be back to our normally scheduled snack posts as soon as I recover from this cold! Apologies for the radio silence this week, and prepare for a lot of posts about vitamin C shots, cough drops, and fizzy drinks in the near future. Keep on snacking!

Home Pie

Brand: Fujiya Cost: Free from the break room Found At: Next to the kettle You cannot find a more classic cookie than a home pie. It’s the kind of crunchy, sweet, flaky cookie that is weak enough to disintegrate into a pile of crumbs the moment it is broken, and also sturdy enough outlast the... Continue Reading →

Fried Black Bean Mochi

Brand: Tomidaya Cost: 198 yen Found At: Yamadai   Today, I discovered that I am the Julia Child of pre-packaged food.   Let me set the scene: I have just returned from the grocery store, having impulse bought a three-pack of fried, black bean mochi. But, I am horrified to discover, the grill marks are... Continue Reading →

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