Cobbs Cakes – Peppermint Slice

Brand: Cobbs Found at: University of Glasgow Library Cost: £1   I’m a girl who can appreciate me a good library. Let me loose in a big building full of books, and I will happily wander around for hours until I find myself a quiet sconce to happily ensconce myself. I like to touch the... Continue Reading →

Jaffa Cakes

I have always wished birthdays had themes the way anniversaries do. I’m thinking about this because I have recently had a birthday, and as much as I treasure the thoughtful gifts of others, I also want to do something to celebrate my anniversary with myself. It is my longest relationship, after all, and I feel... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Japanese-Style Sweets

Brand: Owashima Temple Price: 238 yen Found At: AEON Autumn tea sweets, I’ve been waiting for you. I just cannot get enough of sweet bean paste or pounded sweet rice in an autumn shape. I’m crazy for tea sweets anyway, but dye them red and shape them into an autumn leaf and I am in... Continue Reading →

Country Ma’am Crunchy Chocolate

Brand: Fujiya Cost: 115 Found At: Family Mart My co-worker last term was obsessed with “Country Ma’am.” They are a brand of bulk cookies that are sold here, and to be fair they are really good. They are soft and sweet and most importantly, they are cheap. And like Twix, they have a variety of... Continue Reading →

Kafferep – Biscuits with Almonds

Brand: IKEA Cost: 290 yen Found At: IKEA This cookie is like a long-term relationship. It requires work, it requires commitment, and it requires the faith to stick with it when times get rough. It is not always going to be easy with these cookies. You might have to spend a good two or three... Continue Reading →

Crunchy and Fragrant Peanut Black Chocolate

Brand: Family Mart Cost: DOESN’T MATTER but actually 108 yen Found At: Family Mart I’m not sniffy when it comes to chocolate. I can recognize good chocolate, but I will eat Hershey’s chocolate bars happily enough. I’ve heard the arguments against cheap chocolate - often from Europeans who are clearly working through some candy-based trauma.... Continue Reading →


Brand: Yuraku Confectionery Company Cost: 31 yen Found At: Family Mart The problem with reviewing this chocolate is that I am not an unbiased observer. My perception of it is clouded by the length and depth of my relationship with this dramatically named chocolate bar. It is not that I like this chocolate, it’s not... Continue Reading →

Hayase Ayu (Sweet Water Fish Sweets)

Brand: Not sure Cost: 129 Yen Found At: A kiosk at Gifu Station The Ayu fish is a small, freshwater fish that was traditionally caught in the summertime through the use if cormorant birds. Fishermen put a restraint around the throat of the bird that allows them to swallow smaller fish, but prevents them from... Continue Reading →

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