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May Conbini Favourites

Top picks from the convenience store for the month of May (which is already almost over, HOW?)—ready, get set, go.

When you can’t afford fancy macarons, get them cheap from the conbini. Family Mart’s always coming up with new macaron series, so once in a while I get them when I find a craving coming on and I only have that much spare change. These new ones have twice as much cream as usual, so they look bigger and prettier in the box

Here’s Kumamon with his own Pocky, proudly packaged in support of Kumamoto. I don’t know why I like him so much, but if he comes on a snack box I’m buying it. My friends make fun of Kumamon but I think he’s just trying his hardest to be cute. And that’s endearing! Anyway, the Pocky was good

Next up on the weird characters lineup. Gudetama mochiThis was basically mochi with a kind of custard pudding filling inside—a lot better straight out of the fridge, because one time I ate them in the middle of the day and they’d melted inside. But they tasted great when they were nice and cold and firm.

I love it when conbini actually put effort into jazzing up their desserts. Lawson had this lion-shaped roll cake for Children’s Day in Japan, so of course I tried it. The lion’s face was one big mound of custard! That was delicious. Plus I don’t often eat mikan, so it was nice having so many juicy ones all around the cake.

Last one. Kuromitsu and kinako-flavoured sweet potato chips from Calbee, here one minute and gone the next. It’s actually scary how fast these disappear once you open the lid. But I really like these Japanese flavours! I’m always a fan of kuromitsu (black honey syrup? Literally, anyway) so it was really the perfect combination.

And that’s all for May! Life is getting even busier…but then again what’s new. At least there’re always different things to look at in the convenience store.


Convenience Store in Japan: This Week’s Snacks

Happy Sunday! Now that Christmas and New Year have passed, ’tis the season of finals. But then in just a few weeks it’ll be time for spring break (aka the real deal), so that’s a comforting thought. Anyway, I’m sharing this week’s favourites from the convenience stores! I thought about it because I’ve been buying so many snacks in Japan, even though I never did back home.

(I need to reflect on myself)

Japan Conbini

Pocky midi chocolatekira

Everyone knows PockyhappyPocky isn’t even as much of Japan’s thing anymore, because it’s everywhere else in the world. But this is still the motherland, so that means lots of new quirky flavours are born here as well as commercials of pop stars dancing with Pocky sticks in their hands.

The Pocky midi’s a special version; basically it’s fatter and has more coating than the usual skinny sticks you get. It’s written as ぽってり (chubby) right on the box, which is cutesmileChubby pocky haha.

Japan Conbini

Strawberry shortcake-flavoured potato chipskira

I know this looks weird. But! If you embrace it (like I did) it’s totally yummy and will make you think it’s just common sense to have potato chips in a dessert flavour. I thought it was genius, honestlyhmmIt really did taste like strawberry shortcake, but in an interesting deep-fried form.

You learn something new about the world everydaygood

Japan Conbini

Yuki ichigokira

It’s like a soft and plump daifuku stuffed with strawberry shortcake, and the name in kanji literally translates to snow strawberry daughter. Doesn’t that just charm you? Like “buy me! Love me! Eat me!” So I ate it and it was delicious.

Japan Conbini

And after cutting my snow strawberry daughter in half, this is what it looked like inside—strawberry, cream, and sponge cake all blanketed in mochihappy


That wraps it up! I feel like I can keep making these posts just because Japanese convenience stores are infinitely stocked with fun snacks. So look forward to the next onegirl love

▷ . Cheryl

A university student in Tokyo who takes pictures and puts them on the Internet

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