Despite the fact that this new snack is called “Addictive Intestines,” I’m afraid you won’t find me bingeing a bucket ‘o crispy innards while Netflixing my way through a Saturday … Continue Reading Crispy Intestine Snacks
Mixed Message Food Mash-up Of The Year! Donuts made with tofu! In the interest of science, I felt it was imperative I step up to answer the burning question: does the healthy tofu part … Continue Reading Tofu X Donut
Every once in a while you see a food mash-up that nearly sends you into insulin shock just by looking at it. I admit I say yes to sugar about 99% of the … Continue Reading Doughnuts With Ice Cream And Popcorn On Top
Deep in the labyrinthine dungeons of Tokyo Station lies Tokyo Confectionary Land, where they fry up potato chips before your very eyes! Even if they stopped there, it would have … Continue Reading Freshly Fried Potato Chip Sundae
Aieeeee, when I saw this on the menu at Krispy Kreme, I knew I’d have to strap on my Try Anything Once Cojones and take one for the team! So … Continue Reading Spicy Tomato Filled Doughnuts?
Seriously! According to the package, this “Body Fragrance” confection “aromatizes body with a sweet fragrance.” I imagined it to be kind of like eating raw garlic – except your skin is supposed … Continue Reading Do I Smell Like A Grapefruit Yet?
Ooo, that square one on the bottom – gourmet Oreo, right? Heh heh heh, only if you’re ready to discover that the chocolate cookie bits have been enhanced by a scoop … Continue Reading What Cookie Is Black And White And Not The Flavor You Think It Is?
Around cherry blossom season in Japan, the shelves suddenly fill with “sakura”-flavored food. But what does cherry blossom-flavored food actually taste like? I investigate. *Edited, thanks to Little Alex, whose comment … Continue Reading So, What DO Cherry Blossoms Taste Like?
It’s late, and you’re jonesing for your favorite midnight snack, but someone ate the last of the red beans and then they left the butter out, so now it’s covered … Continue Reading Obscure Snack Flavor Of The Day
Hey, check this out – all I have to do to automatically look more glamorous is to chew a piece of this Glamatic gum! Gum chewing does not make anyone … Continue Reading Glamorous Gum
Why are Japanese sweets makers so unclear on the concept? Is it really that hard? Cream cheese + white chocolate = YES PLEASE. Swiss cheese + white chocolate = NO … Continue Reading Swiss Cheese Chocolate
Forget the pretzels and potato chips next time you slouch onto your sofa to watch the big game – why not pound down a snack that stares right back at … Continue Reading Snacks With Eyes
Okay, I’m standing in the checkout line with my basket, hoping that the nice, grandmotherly, Japanese cashier won’t notice that all I’m buying is hamburger, batteries and beer. In fact, … Continue Reading Whatever It Is, It Must Be Powerful
Can’t decide whether to go for pizza or sushi? Now you don’t have to, thanks to this revolutionary new potato chip flavor from Calbee. It’s bursting with the goodness of … Continue Reading Fish Egg Mayo Pizza Chips
Hot on the heels of cherry blossom season, cookie manufacturers have apparently decided it’s green tea season. My local grocery store snack shelves are suddenly filled with dubious flavor combos … Continue Reading I Do Not Like Them, Sam I Am
Yes, please, I think I’ll have another! Before stopping at this shop in Sugamo, I’d only encountered sweet potatoes in their ordinary form – roasted over a charcoal fire and … Continue Reading Potato Candy
Yeah, hmm, I don’t think it’s going to knock Snickers bars off the grocery shelves anytime soon. These little nuggets could have been a whole lot worse, but they sort … Continue Reading Corn Chocolate
If it’s February, it must be time for the shelves to be bursting with umeboshi-flavored goods, but think twice before you pop one in your mouth, expecting something sweet! Umeboshi … Continue Reading It’s Plum-Flavored Potato Chip Season!
On the left, observe that irresistible staple of Japanese festival snackdom, mitarashi dango: a skewer of gooey rice balls slathered in salty-sweet goodness. On the right, Mister Donut’s homage, the … Continue Reading Mitarashi Donut
Don’t tell me you’ve never tried a Muscat Jelly doughnut?! This is only one of the “seasonal summer flavors” on offer here in Tokyo right now. Strangely, the jelly wasn’t … Continue Reading Alternative Universe Krispy Kreme