Coca-Cola Lemon and Vitamin

Brand: Coca-Cola Cost: 129 yen Found at: 7-11   Putting vitamins in coke-a-cola is like putting protein in a potato chip. It’s a nice idea, certainly, but I did not buy this soda for my health. I bought this soda because I had a long day and I needed to mainline some sugar and caffeine.... Continue Reading →

Belly Support – Swelling Plus

Brand: Taisho Medicine Cost: 200 yen Found at: 7-11 I’m sick again, which means that I have, once again, ventured into the liquid vitamin cabinet, searching for enough vitamin C to provide me with a comfortable placebo effect. And, because I do not learn, I chose based on the picture on the label and did... 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 →

Zaitaku Blueberry Drinking Yogurt

Brand: Ohayo Cost: 129 yen Found at: Tokyo Station Bellmart   “The expensive luxury is not necessary, but I think that the everyday small luxury enriches your heart.” – The packaging of my yogurt.   Alright, blueberry yogurt, calm down. No need to get all philosophical. I came here for probiotics, not for inspirational quotes... Continue Reading →

Macha Latte

Brand: Starbucks Cost: 216 yen Found At: Family Mart Of all the things to make me homesick, it was the Happy Face podcast that made me really miss home the most. The podcast is a devastating look at serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson’s life and crimes, but more importantly, the focus of the narrative is... Continue Reading →

Nagomi Delicious Green Tea

Brand: Coca-Cola Cost: 129 yen Found At: Lawsons Coke is delicious. I love coke. The Coca-cola company does great things with its sugary beverages. But please do not mess with tea. Bottled tea is precious to me, and I do not trust the Coca-Cola company with the responsibility of making a quality cup of tea.... Continue Reading →

Sweet Bean Soup

Brand: Imuraya Cost: 110 yen Found At: Vending Machine When I was an exchange student, I budgeted 150 yen every day for the vending machine on the way to school. It was a needless expense, but I’m only human and it became one of the highlights of my day. If I was feeling fancy, I... Continue Reading →

Craftea Orange Tea

Brand: Minute Maid Cost: 160 yen Found At: Vending Machine   Sweet tea is my green eggs and ham. I do not like it. Which is odd, because I like sweet things and I like tea and I like to eat my sweet things with my tea. But I don't like sweet tea.  So, it... Continue Reading →

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