Japan: Snacks

We can’t leave out from the Japan series the amount of (crazy) snacks we were able to enjoy during our honeymoon.

I am a snack guy, no doubt, I could eat only of them (not healthy, I know, I do not really do it), so for me being able to try new things every day was a treat.

At the same time we also became so obsessed with their carefully thought packaging. They always have instructions to open it, no matter how easy it looks like, there is always the best way to do it. In addition the drawings and decorations were the most helpful to know what we should expect (crazy hot, veggies, whatever).

To take that obsession a step further (maybe too further?) we decided that we had to methodically take a picture of each new snack we tried. As a result of this, we came home with more than 100 pictures only of snacks. And they were only the ones that were different, and we repeated a lot, so I do not want to make the maths for our craziness; I won’t :)

We have selected the pictures of our favorites and then we have made a little silly video with almost all of them for you to follow us in our snacks’ mania. Hope you like it!

** This post is part of our Japan series **

salty pocky - the cat you and us

Salty pocky. There are all the flavors you can imagine of pocky (commercialized here as Mikado), but our favorite hands down were the salty!

Dragon Ball drink  - the cat you and us

Dragon ball in a can! :) Although Dragon Ball is not fashionable right now, there are still some vending machines offering this drink. We got one in Takayama and Ainokura (crazy, right?) and this one here from Kanazawa train station featuring Emperor Pilaf.

Dragon Ball drink - the cat you and us

The drink is like an orange soda (Maybe after Goku’s orange suit?). Damaris also got her Dragon Ball drink :) She got Yarijobe.

Dragon Ball drink - the cat you and us

Oh! yes we forgot to mention, when you buy the drink the machine gives you randomly one from all the designs shown on the back. Of course I wanted Goku ;) (and Damaris Bulma)

panda cookies - the cat you and us

Chocolate cookies with panda faces, so kawaii right? :)

suntory orange soda - the cat you and us

“For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” ;)

pizza chips - the cat you and us

My favorite snack (and a precious recommendation from Anna+Albert): chips with giant cheese chunks and pizza flavor. We even took 4 bags of them to Barcelona. The brand that commercializes those chips is Calbee, which, by the way, have a take away place in Takeshita-dori to buy some rare varieties as well.

hot latte - the cat you and us

Coffee addict as well. Lucky me, I was able to buy hot coffee from any of the vending machines.

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20 Comments

  1. maria ADDS...

    those snacks are my favorite, I always look forward to going to europe so I can get my hands on some of these!

    20th August 2013
  2. Albert ADDS...

    Jeje, molt bona pensada (i currada) lo del video, perรฒ es fa curt, no? :p

    PD: Ja รฉs casualitat, just ahir vaig descobrir en Kishi Bashi.

    20th August 2013
  3. Sonia ADDS...

    Oh I love the dragon ball cans! All of the snacks look delicious especially the pizza flavoured chips! I love the video, wonderful photos. :)

    20th August 2013
  4. Jane Y. ADDS...

    I love that video!! And the snacks look so yummy. I can’t believe they have Dragon Ball stuff still. I think if there was any Gundam related things, my husband and I will just buy it. :) we’re dying to see the giant Gundam too. Ah~~ dreaming of Japan :)

    20th August 2013
    • We reply...

      I’ve seen photos of the giant Gundam in Odaiba, it looks impressive! What a pity that we missed it.

  5. Why is everything so beautiful in Japan?? Why not also here?? I wanna move to Japan so I can drink Dragon Ball’s can :D

    Nadia from The Life In A Year

    20th August 2013
    • We reply...

      I agree! so unfair! :) we need more kawaii packaging here.

  6. Mariko ADDS...

    Thank you so much for the tip about the Calbee store!! My husband and I are going to Tokyo for our honeymoon (2 years late) next month and we’ve already started a list of all the snacks we want to try. ;P

    20th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Ooh! Wish you a great honeymoon! Having it in Japan is a dream ;) When you come back tell us which snack was your favorite! :)

  7. Louise ADDS...

    Oh my, I played that video for at least three times. I am yearning to go back to Japan JUST for the snacks. There is something crazyawesome about all the packaging of everything. Sigh…

    20th August 2013
  8. Fiona ADDS...

    You guys are so clever, I love this!! Made me smile :) It reminds me I need to photograph more details!

    21st August 2013
  9. Irela ADDS...

    Oh I loved this! I relived all my memories with this video. Did you guys get to try melon soda?? It’s my absolute favorite, I tried it for the fist time at MOS BUGER. It was love at first sight, I had melon soda almost every single day after that one time. I miss going down the block and spending time just trying to figure out which drink to get next! I miss Japan :(

    22nd August 2013
    • We reply...

      Unfortunately we missed it! :( Grape soda was great as well, but I regret so much missing melon soda, sounds as the perfect drink. Well now we have an excuse to come back to Japan and track melon soda down, hahaha :)

  10. Leeds ADDS...

    mmmm i love pocky! also your lil video was sooo cute! so many snacks!!! i’m super jealous haha. my friend recently went to japan and brought me some green tea flavored Kit Kat bars, they were out of this world. i’m gonna need to have someone ship some out to me haha.

    –Leeds
    at this volume

    22nd August 2013
    • We reply...

      Oooh! Yes! Green tea kit kats were the best, we forgot to take a picture (crazy, after so many ones, right?) but we took them as souvenirs for our friends, we love them. We also tasted for the first time the strawberry ones and some specific varieties from Kyoto.

  11. Eszter ADDS...

    What a great post! The video was very nice of all your snacks! I was happy to see Doremon!
    When I go to Barcelona would you like me to bring you some Pocky from Thailand? Here they have Pocky with a different brand name as well. A Thai company also makes them with a different name. Do not be shy if there is a different kind of snack you are missing. I can check it out if they have it here…

    http://kukolina.wordpress.com/

    23rd August 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks!! :) :) the Doraemon snack was the most weird one, we think it could also be eaten with a soup (as shown in a drawing of the packaging), hahaha. I bet there are lot of crazy snacks in Thailand as well, It will be great to see them!

  12. Jenny ADDS...

    oh i’m so jealous :D japanese snackies!! i want some~

    23rd August 2013
  13. Deniz ADDS...

    I love this series! You guys are so inspirational, thanks to your inspiration I start to think a NYC series for myself, I’m going there soon and I’ll probably take pics under the same concept, but couldn’t decide yet :)

    Thanks for sharing <3

    I'm gonna watch your video now.

    23rd August 2013
    • We reply...

      Oh! Thanks! It means a lot to us, we love your photos!! :) can’t wait to see NYC through your lens, hope there are lots of posts!

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