Snack

Mos Burger’s new release takes raw onions to the extreme

Celebrating local produce with some very Japanese condiments.

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Mos Burger releases new teriyaki burger-flavored snack fries with a slight identity crisis

Is it a burger, fries, or something else entirely? We may have stumbled upon the first recognized case of burger-ception. 

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Take a break from your hectic day with KitKat’s new “Spare Moment Almond and Cranberry”

Nestlé is back again with new KitKats for you to savor in between the busy moments of your life.

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Taste-testing 3 fast food chains’ autumn chocolate pies in Japan to find the ultimate pie

McDonald’s, Lotteria, and KFC – who will win?

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Convenience store Mini Stop’s new Gyoza Dog is must-try for all Gyoza fans! 【Taste test】

With all the flavors of a pot sticker in the perfect portion size, you can’t go wrong with the Gyoza Dog!

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“Demon manju”: A low-prep recipe for a delicious regional snack made from sweet potato

Don’t worry–despite the name, it won’t bite back.

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Vending machine selling edible bugs is an instant hit in Kumamoto, generates about $4,600 a month

Fancy some crunchy diving beetles or irresistible pupae?

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Can you clear this impossible mini-game on Baby Star Ramen’s website?

People who enjoy searching for needles in a haystack will love this game. The rest of them may have a sudden urge to pull their hair out

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu gets … his own line of Xylitol chewing gum!

If you’ve ever wondered what flavor gum the two-time Olympic gold medalist favors, you now have the answer! 

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Keep yourself fed this Holiday Season with these talking Star Wars automatic snack dispensers!

These Darth Vader and Stormtrooper snack dispensers just might be tempting enough to sway you to the dark side!

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Japanese horror icon Sadako collaborates with Snickers in yummy commercial!

Horror meets chocolate in this Japanese commercial for Snickers. Are the results sweet … or creepy? 

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Now you can have karinto crackers flavored with popular sake Dassai!

We’ve already seen sake-flavored Kit Kats; now we have sake-flavored karinto crackers,  made with sake cake from the highly coveted Dassai!

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Nissin’s Cup Noodle gets glamorous birthday makeover!

It’s Cup Noodle’s 45th birthday this year, and the noodles are looking good in a special commemorative package!

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We taste-tested 10 convenience store roll cakes for Roll Cake Day!

June 6 was Roll Cake Day in Japan, and while we’ve never needed an excuse to stuff ourselves full of cake, we took full advantage of the occasion anyway by sampling TEN convenience store roll cakes!

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Get your Garrett Popcorn in beautiful SAKURA Tins this spring — while supplies last!

Sure, Garrett Popcorn is tasty whatever container it comes in, but this makes it extra special!

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New limited edition blue, heart-shaped Pocky designed for maximum happiness

Popular Japanese snack Pocky has had a makeover and they’re now available heart-shaped and in “lucky” blue for a limited time!

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Avocados and ice cream: the newest gross food trend hitting Twitter in Japan

A while back we reported that Japan’s Twitter users couldn’t stop eating peaches with mozzarella cheese. We were creeped out at first, but the flavour combo even made its way into the legitimate snack companies’ repertoire, so there must have been something in it. This time, however, it seems the crazy tastebud thrillseekers out there have gone a step further by combining vanilla ice cream with avocado (and occasionally, even soy sauce).

But why would any sane person do this, and what does it taste like?

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From the internet to your conbini! Ritz debuts new Peach and Mozzarella snacks

Back in August, we brought you the news that Japanese online foodies were going crazy over a new and unusual flavor combination. Apparently, eating mozzarella cheese along with sliced peaches and a touch of pepper makes for a delicious taste sensation. At the time, we thought this was just one of those weird internet foodie fads that you might try once just to see what the fuss is all about, before discarding in favor of more tried-and-tested snack options. So imagine our surprise to find that food company Nabisco has decided to roll with the mozzarella/peach hybrid taste and make it the new flavor for their Ritz Bits Sandwich range of munchy snacks!

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Snack attack! This frozen treat is a little sweet, a little savory, and totally college

Everyone enjoys a good snack when they’re feeling empty, but there is definitely a difference between snacks in Japan and other Western countries. Sure, they share some common factors, like chips and candy, but in general, a snack at a convenience store in Japan would consist of either rice balls or Japanese bread. There is so much variety that you don’t even know where to start looking. But have you ever ventured over to the frozen food section looking for a snack? We don’t mean the freezer where all the ice cream is, but actually the frozen meals section. Hiding in there is a pretty fantastic snack that is hopefully in your local 7-eleven right now!

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Gamers rejoice! 500XP towards laziness level with hands-free snacking device【Video】

Gamers know that gaming is serious business. Whether you are fragging your enemies in Halo or Call of Duty, working on your pro-rated 150 APM in Starcraft II, or slaying internet beasts in World of Warcraft, gamers know that their hands will be occupied. Ultimate pwnage requires a gamer’s full attention but a simple truth of life is, everyone needs to eat and drink!

Plenty of companies already know this. A ton of products are aimed directly at that lucrative gamer demographic, including gamer snacks and gamer energy drinks. The point that everyone seems to miss is that eating and drinking requires your hands, which is a precious commodity for the serious gamer! Beer hats and straws already work wonders for drinks, but what about hands-free food? Some industrious gamers have been working on a solution, and they have a hilarious prototype they want to show off!

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