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..? :)
June 28, 2011
Some more cute snacks and by chance, it’s Moomin snacks again! A great new food shop has opened up nearby and I couldn’t resist these! So yummy and nostalgia inducing! Cocoa and milk, I’ve never had the cocoa ones before, exciting! Moomintroll is excited too, look!
June 21, 2011
Apologies for the poor quality photos! These Moomin snacks were available in Lawson a little while ago and I bought a lot of them because they remind me of the Moomin biscuits I used to eat when I was little. Each box contains a packet of biscuits and a little Moomin figure. On a thimble. I don’t know why.
I LOVE the Moomins :)
June 15, 2011
Mameshiba is a bean. A little dog bean thing. Or sometimes, a nut. There are lots of different ones: edamame, peanut, pistachio, azuki bean, jelly bean etc. It’s hard to explain, take a look:
You can buy quite a lot of Mameshiba goods, keyrings, plushes, stationery etc. I really rather like the seasonal ones you can get in UFO catchers. At Christmas they had Mameshiba reindeer and in January, Mameshiba rabbits (year of the rabbit). He also appears in one of my favourite magazines,’ ねーねー: Cutest Character Magazine’.
And as if all this wasn’t cute enough, he’s also the star of some really rather adorable little short clips where he pops up and recites a little piece of trivia. Here’s one (with English text):
So you see, Mameshiba is awfully cute :)
(I wish magical little beans would pop up and talk to me when I’ve had to much to drink!)
June 15, 2011
Yes, yes this should have been posted yesterday BUT I fell asleep! I’m sorry! It was hot and it made me sleepy. Like a cat. Sooo, here are some cute snacks!
The bottle cap was on a bottle of mugi cha (barley tea), haven’t tried the Kit Kat yet. Why the ‘bitter’ trend? Bitter chocolate/caramel frappucinos at Starbucks, non-sweet Pepsi..? OK, the bitter chocolate frappucino is yummy. Can’t comment on the Pepsi, I don’t like Pepsi much! You know what is yummy? Easter Party ice cream! I haven’t been to Baskin Robbins since April and they still have this ice cream. So I bought some, yay! I think I like it ’cause it looks like the product of some deranged, sugar-crazed child’s imagination ;P
June 6, 2011
OK, so, pictures of sweets by themselves: not enough!! It’s more fun to take pictures of them with little toys :) So here is Cyndaquil posing with some yummy Glico treats! The tin is full of some kind of matcha sweets. They look like green tea Starburst! I only really bought them ’cause I liked the tin… The red packet is full of heart shaped chocolates and the Kitty Pocky are almond flavoured. Bit too sweet for me but, nice box! I did rather hope that the gold Kitty charm pictured on the box would be inside but no such luck :( I do have a phone strap of Kitty as the Glico man though, it’s awfully cute!
May 26, 2011
Yeah, I couldn’t resist… Well, I did a little, I mean, each flavour has two to four versions of Pikachu with Mijumaru/Munna/Pokabu/Tsutaja and I didn’t buy them all. Just one of each. Pretty restrained no? I haven’t tried any of them yet but really, who cares if they’re nice or not?? Not me! If I thought about stuff like that I wouldn’t buy half the weird sweets I do. Oh wait, that might be a good thing. As it is I keep stockpiling crazy sweets that I forget to actually eat. Oops. Kit Kats are the biggest offenders here but having said that, I haven’t seen any new ones in ages! What’s up with that? Anyway, here are some photos of Pokémilk cartons (Gotta catch ’em all):
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!
December 15, 2010
Yes, it’s festive cake time. Here’s a snowman!
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!