July 5, 2011
Special Tanabata/Hanabi (Star Festival/Fireworks!) chocolate Koala snacks! Cute cute! Also Care Bear sweets. I don’t even really like the Care Bears but I like Grumpy Bear’s expression on this packet! So sad, so yearning. I see myself in him… I see myself in a cartoon bear, oh dear.
Can you tell I like grumpy things..? :)
May 30, 2011
Some Kitty chocolates and Kitty wafers with very nice packaging. Two little Nemuneko helped by posing :)
May 24, 2011
OK, so I need to introduce some, um, features to make sure I post every week! So the plan is: cute snacks on Mondays and cute characters on Fridays. And then like, stuff about my feelings in between. Really fascinating stuff ha HA ;P
So anyway, some cute snacks! OK, now the K-ON! characters are being used as Lawson mascots. Perhaps I should care. Perhaps I should take a stand and say “No Lawson! Stop trying to make me buy stuff by plastering cute characters all over your things!” I, however, am powerless to resist. Well, almost powerless, just ’cause my favourite character is eating chicken in all the pictures doesn’t mean I’m going to start eating meat again. Yeah, take that Lawson!! So here is a very cute tin of chocolates and a couple of fans, that were free! I have no idea if they were meant to be free or what, I was a little confused. Anyway, it doesn’t matter!
November 9, 2010
Time for some new Kit Kats! Most of them pretty daunting really! I haven’t managed to try the cheese ones yet cause, I mean, EW! I think it’s hilarious that they come in boxes with pictures of golden locks and keys. Are they saying they’re a special, luxury treat? They’re even yellow!! Are they supposed to replace cheese? Why do they exist?? Aaaaahhhh!!
As for the others, Semi Sweet, I haven’t tried. Isn’t the point of Kit Kats that they ARE sweet? Cola and Lemonade is probably ick, especially considering how I felt about the Ramune flavoured ones. Got the melon and corn ones in Hokkaido and only recently tried them. They weren’t as bad as I thought they’d be but I was pretty drunk at the time so maybe I was overly enthusiastic…
Anyway, here are some pictures so you can imagine the deliciousness!
October 15, 2010
Look at these adorable little mugs! One is from Sanrioland and the other is from 7-11. It’s a Kitty’s 35th Anniversary mug. Also, mugs in Japan get called mug cups! Why? I don’t understaaaand!!
The biscuits are little cute biscuits for kids. I say for kids because there’s a picture of a little boy on the packet (kinda like the Leverpostei kids, do they even still do that?!) and they are often a feature of kids meals in restaurants.
I don’t know why I like them, they’re not amazing biscuits or anything! It might just be cause they’re small and cute :)
April 22, 2010
Here are some new/new-ish snacks. Some are nice but some…oh dear…
I’m terribly guilty of buying things ’cause they’re cute regardless of what I think they’ll taste like…!
March 17, 2010
From Danny. I have a toy of the Softbank dog (of course). It shouts things in an angry voice when you press its tummy!
February 15, 2010
Ishiya Chocolate Factory..where they pretty much only make a kind of biscuit called Shiroi Koibito which is a square piece of white chocolate sandwiched between two butter cookies. They do other things but this is their flagship product. They’re nice but a teeny bit expensive… You do get a free one with your entrance ticket though! I’d post a picture but, ah, I ate it already, sorry!
The factory/museum is sort of fascinating though! There’s a big display of tea cups and biscuit packaging, the whole house is like some crazy person’s mansion and it also has a children’s toy museum! I couldn’t figure out why but I do love toy museums! I remember going to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood a few years ago and despite feeling really ill and terrible I could not stop looking at the doll’s houses..I just couldn’t!! They’re so..weird and small and perfectly preserved! There were no doll’s houses here but lots of other curious things!
So my favourite parts were the displays of packaging and the toy museum! The hot chocolate was rather nice too. It would have been even nicer if I had been dressed up in some kind of Victorian dress aaand there hadn’t been any cars/other signs of the modern world visible outside! The gilded, double-handled cups said ‘Victorian Lady’ but the flats/cars/telegraph wires outside didn’t! Not that I don’t love technology but it’s fun to have little *fake historical experiences* sometimes!