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 →

Banana Chips Chocolate

Brand: Jun Chocolate Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   Shonen Knife is a Japanese all-girl punk band formed in 1981 that sings about food. It’s not the only thing they sing about, but it is a major feature in their discography with such hits as “I Wanna Eat Cookies” and “Ramen Rock.” From the... Continue Reading →

Lots of Strawberry Chocolate

Brand: Tirol Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   Last weekend, my coworker invited me to go to on his family trip to a farm. He told me that we were picking strawberries and, having been to a fair few “pick-your-own” farms in my day (humble brag), I was not expecting very much. I assumed... Continue Reading →

Organic Japanese Green Tea

Brand: Cheerio Cost: 100 yen Found at: Cheerio Vending Machine   I like my tea like I like my childhood dancing instructors: bitter, and full of personality. In fact, I think I drink tea to re-create that childhood experience of a middle-aged woman in a tight leotard and a tighter bun yelling: “AGAIN!” in an... Continue Reading →

Black Sesame Tofu

Brand: Fuziya Cost: 100 yen Found at: Yamadai   In honor of @とうふtofu, I bring you: tofu. Whoever you are @とうふtofu – you’re great, keep doing your thing.   If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be eating tofu as a dessert, I would have made drastically different life choices. What... Continue Reading →

KanPan (Can Bread)

Brand: Sanrotsu Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso I will not survive the apocalypse. I’m a city girl with the survival skills of an up-market Havanese dog so I am well aware that as soon as the hot water runs out, I will probably immediately fall down dead from the shock of cold water on... Continue Reading →

Grand Jagabee – Truffle Salt

Brand: Calbee Cost: 152 yen Found at: Lawson If you took a potato, sliced it into French-fry sized quadrants, rubbed those quadrants vigorously in your armpits, and then freeze-dried them, you would have a rough approximation of the Grand Jagabee’s truffle salt chips. They are not horrific, but they certainly provide that pungent, truffle trademark... Continue Reading →

Honey Flavor Peeled Roasted Chestnut

Brand: East King Company Cost: 54 yen Found at: Daiso   I bought these purely as a gag, expecting them to be horrible and therefore fodder for an amusing blog post. Unfortunately, I was not disappointed, which was disappointing. These are pretty tasty. The chestnuts have been boiled until they are the texture of cooked... Continue Reading →

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