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Sanrio x McDonald's: My Melody Holder & Little Twin Stars Toys

The Sanrio and McDonald's collaboration was exciting news for lovers of kawaii characters & burgers alike. The My Melody Holder and Little Twin Stars toys were popular releases in Japan for their sheer cuteness. We joined in on all the fun and long lines to get our hands on the limited items. My Melody Holder McDonald's announced the My Melody Holder last November and designed it to perfectly fit french fries and a drink. Why carry your food in a brown bag when it could be sweetly cradled by My Melody? It's called fashion, look it up. They sold out at...

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Behind the Scenes: Inside a Japanese Candy Factory

We were curious to find out how Japanese Candy is made but just like Willy Wonka's Factory, it's really hard to get a tour of a Japanese candy factory. Luckily, we were able to partner with Coris, makers of our favorite Whistle Candy, to see how some Japanese candies are made! The Coris Building in Osaka, Japan For this special treat, we invited long-time subscriber Tony Hawk to come tour with us and see how some of the items he picked out for September's Crate were being made. Tony even got to meet the President of Coris!    Before getting...

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5 Kawaii Food Items from Design Festa 2017

Each year, Japan hosts Design Festa which houses over 12,000 artists, designers, musicians and actors letting them share their art and creations. With so much to see, we decided to share our top 5 Kawaii Food Items from this year's Design Festa. Plush Push-Pins  Take your favorite food with you as you knit, craft and create your next project! These push-pins let you keep your favorite food nearby without the mess (or calories).  Chocolate Purses Purses Wish you could carry chocolate around with you without having it melt? These pastry themed purses let you get one step closer....even if it isn't the...

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Japan Loves Pudding! Here Are 4 You Have To Try

1. Starbucks Chocolate Banana Pudding If you are a Starbucks fan, not only does Japan offer some fun, different flavors but they have great pudding too! A little unfair to the rest of the competition, this pudding combines chocolate that is found in the bottom of the container with banana pudding.  Mix the two together and you get a delicious taste that reminded us of chocolate snack packs with a hint of banana! The texture is a nice, smooth, soft mousse pudding. 2. 7 Eleven Konbini Pudding  With a 7/11 virtually almost everywhere in Tokyo we decided to stop by...

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5 Unusual Wasabi Snacks in Japan!

1. Wasabi Kit Kats Kit Kats are King in Japan, with flavors from Sweet Potato to Custard Pudding. it's no surprise that Japan also made Wasabi flavored Kit Kats! These are delicious and a Japan Crate favorite. They taste like a milky version of a wasabi dessert. Can't handle the heat? The milkiness also helps tame the spiciness to a bearable and enjoyable level ^.^ 2. Pringles Source: Pringles Pringles are a classic snack known in the US and Japan. While the US might have Pizza flavor, Japan has fun flavors like Wasabi Pringles! These felt more like spicy chips with the...

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