Squash Macrobiotic Cookies

Brand: Natural Lawson Cost: 198 yen Found at: Lawson   My first response to these cookies was a solid “no.” I had one, it was chalky, and because I am mild-to-moderately resistant to new experiences, I was not having it. I didn’t care how macrobiotic or naturally sweet it was, I didn’t care that it... Continue Reading →

Deep Fried Round Rice Cracker

Brand: Amanoya Cost: 108 yen Found at: Lawson   These rice crackers are extremely dangerous for me to have around the house for a couple of reasons: They are delicious (they have a sweet-salty-savory flavor and a satisfying crunch that is impossible for me to resist. It hits all my food favorites in one go.)... Continue Reading →

Supplement Green Tea with Matcha

Brand: Natural Lawson Cost: 145 yen Found at: Lawson   A meal’s worth of dietary fiber.   WHY DOES THIS TEA HAVE A MEAL’S WORTH OF DIETARY FIBER??   I mean, I’m all for getting more fiber in my diet – bowel health is important, after all - but when you’re teaching in an elementary... Continue Reading →

Aomori Apple Juice – Kiou

Brand: Acrue Cost: 160 yen Found at: Acrue Vending Machine at Tokyo Station I know that I’ve talked at length about apple juice that tastes like apples. There is nothing more that can be said about apple juice that tastes like apples. So, for variety, here is an apple juice that tastes like apples –... Continue Reading →

Eel Onigiri

Brand: Bellmart? Cost: 250 yen Found at: Tokyo Station Bellmart   I took my grandparents to a sushi restaurant about ten years ago. It was a new restaurant in the international hub of Peoria, Illinois and after two weeks of hamburgers and casseroles and pizza, my wimpy little West Coast self was willing to risk... Continue Reading →

Japanese Omlette and Cod Roe Onigiri

Brand: Bellmart? Cost: 240 yen Found at: Tokyo Station Bellmart You can’t just eat any old onigiri on the Narita express. Then again, I’m not sure that you are really supposed to eat anything on the Narita express. I’ve never been explicitly told not to eat on public transportation in Japan, but I’ve also never seen... Continue Reading →

Soft Chocolate Bread

Brand: 7-11 Cost: 138 yen Found at: Narita Airport 7-11 Last year, I resolved to eat healthier. In fact, I have been making this same resolution for the past several years – writing it down along with three or four other resolutions that I think about for two or three days and then lose in... Continue Reading →

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