taste test

Does Japan’s sliced chocolate taste as good as we’ve all been dreaming it would? 【Taste test】

The wait is finally over, as sliced chocolate goes on sale nationwide, and arrives in the RocketNews24 offices.

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Does Häagen-Dazs’ Matcha Green Tea Crumble deliver on its high-class name’s promise? 【Taste test】

America’s premium ice cream maker takes on one of Japan’s most traditional tastes.

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Neco Meshi: The line of Japanese snacks that both you and your cat can eat! 【Taste test】

Snacks that cats and people alike can enjoy? It might not be as crazy as it sounds.

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New whisky Koeda chocolates from Morinaga: almost as strong as light beer, much more delicious

We feel the effects of 3.1% alcohol just by eating a pack of the new premium range of chocolate “twigs”.

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New canned sakura liquor beverage appears in Japan, courtesy of Suntory 【Taste test】

Sakura Sakuranbo aims to please with two types of cherry flavors.

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Green tea chocolate-covered shrimp chips are the next big thing to hit shelves in Japan

Japan’s popular shrimp-flavoured snack now comes covered in a coating of dark green matcha chocolate.

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Green tea chocolate-covered potato chips arrive in Japan! 【Taste test】

It’s not like we really needed any more reasons to eat potato chips, but matcha and chocolate together make a pretty convincing argument.

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We chow down on new cheesecake ice cream bar made with real cream cheese

It’s cold and frosty in Tokyo! Perfect weather for taste-testing the newest frozen cheesecake ice cream bar!

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new, as-yet-unnamed, Hokkaido hot potato burger

We got a sneak peek at McDonald’s Japan’s upcoming menu item: a burger topped with Hokkaido-grown mashed potato, cheese, and onion soy sauce.

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We try new yakisoba noodles with chocolate sauce (Spoiler: it’s awful)

Food manufacturer Myojo recently released a special version of their popular Ippei-chan instant yakisoba noodles that includes a chocolate sauce topping. We tried it… so you don’t have to.

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Eat like a big kid at this Kyoto cafe with their “Kids’ Special” just for grownups!

Want to eat like a big kid, only with more grace and style? This restaurant in Kyoto offers a “Kids’ Special – for Adults”! Naturally we had to go and scoff—er, try—it for ourselves…

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The Osaka taste sensation that no one in Osaka has ever heard of: Coffee & Raw Egg 【Taste Test】

Japan’s Fuji TV recently branded the majority of Osakans as people who love putting raw egg into coffee. Not wanting to be left out, we gave it a try.

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The rice-less gyudon restaurant is here to serve your beefy needs

If you are on a low-carb diet, or ever thought your beef bowls could use more beef and less rice, then this is the restaurant you need to try in Nishi-Shinjuku.

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Does kangaroo meat work with Japanese seasonings? 【Taste test】

There’s a new take-out place in Tokyo selling kangaroo bento boxed lunches, so we hopped on over to try them for ourselves.

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We pig out on tonkatsu at Marugo, the Michelin-approved breaded pork palace【Taste Test】

Our reporters made pigs of themselves at Marugo, a pork cutlet restaurant featured in the 2016 Tokyo Michelin Guide.

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We try the latest crazy chip flavour from Japan: Strawberry shortcake 【Taste test】

Japan now has a new crazy potato chip flavour, and it tastes just like a Japanese Christmas cake!

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How good is the world’s first Michelin-ranked ramen restaurant? We find out! 【Taste test】

Come quickly! We’re tasting the (ramen) stars!

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Does mint ice cream really taste like toothpaste and breath mints? RN24’s Meg finds out 【Video】

Our Japanese-language reporter Meg sets out to defend the honor of her favorite ice cream flavor by eating a breat mint sundae, and also makes her English RocketNews24 video debut.

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We ordered a box of koi-shaped sushi to see if they taste as good as they look 【Taste Test】

Last week we saw the amazing koi-shaped (carp-shaped) sushi created by one sushi shop in Japan. While they were certainly beautiful and life-like, one question was on our mind: How do they taste?

To find out, we ordered a box of the koi-shaped sushi and gave it a try. Does the fish-shaped sushi’s taste live up to its appearance? Read on to find out!

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We try civet poop coffee【Taste Test】

Human beings are endlessly inventive when it comes to food. From curried cicadas to snake soup to lemon and mint Pepsi, we never stop inventing new ways to follow the evolutionary imperative to stuff our faces with calories. And while I’m generally a cultural relativist when it comes to “weird” foods, sometimes there is a concept so out-there, you can’t help but say it’s bizarre.

Like kopi luwak, coffee made from beans that have been through the poop shoot of a tree cat. We’ve all heard of it, and it sounds revolting, but have any of us ever actually tried it? Why, yes, actually…

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