Strawberry with Whipped Cream Sandwich

Brand: 7-11 Cost: 297 yen Found at: 7-11   I don’t know if a strawberry whipped-cream sandwich represents my life peaking or hitting rock bottom. I suppose it depends on which organ you ask. And while it may have dealt a coup de graceto my long-suffering pancreas, it was nevertheless amazing. It’s the dream lunch... Continue Reading →

Bean Craftsman

Brand: Bourbon Cost: 147 yen Found at: Family Mart   Spring has come to Japan with the celebration of the Setsubun festival on February 3rd. This festival is part of the Lunar New Year and involves throwing roasted soybeans beans at the head of the household, who is dressed up as an oni – a... 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 →

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 →

Snow Strawberry Girl

Brand: Family Mart Cost: 410 yen Found at: Family Mart   I’ve always loved strawberry shortcake. I know it’s not a particularly bold statement to make – I’ve only ever met a handful of people who don’t like strawberry shortcake and they have largely been aberrations against the natural order of things. There’s just nothing... Continue Reading →

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 →

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