'Super Sour' Pringles pack an added punch

| Nov 4, 2014

'Super Sour' Pringles pack an added punch

Pringles is true to its word when it describes its newly released dill pickle-flavored chips (¥152), released last week in convenience stores throughout Japan, as “Super Sour.” Eating one of these chips is like reaching into a jar and biting into a juicy pickle ...

Cinnabon joins the popcorn bandwagon

| Oct 21, 2014

Cinnabon joins the popcorn bandwagon

While popcorn may be one of the hottest snack trends in Japan right now, it’s still unexpected that Cinnabon, of all places, started selling its own gourmet version this month. The popcorn comes packaged in small (¥380) and medium (¥750) sizes and can be ...

Craft beer on tap couldn't be simpler

| Oct 14, 2014

Craft beer on tap couldn't be simpler

Opened last month, Pump is the newest addition to Tokyo’s continuously expanding craft-beer scene. The interior is clean and simplistic with unadorned concrete walls, spotless counters and tables and a stainless-steel wall behind the bar counter. “A few customers are a bit intimidated by ...

The popcorn craze continues at Clap Your Hands

| Oct 7, 2014

The popcorn craze continues at Clap Your Hands

Continuing Japan’s craze for popcorn (of all things!), Hiroshima-based popcorn maker Clap Your Hands has opened its first Tokyo branch in trendy shopping district Shimokitazawa, far from Omotesando, where people currently line up for hours at KuKuRuZa and Garrett. Prices range from ¥300 to ...

A waffly nice taste of Belgium

| Sep 23, 2014

A waffly nice taste of Belgium

MR.waffle offers freshly made Belgian-style waffles in flavors such as almond (¥180), cinnamon (¥170) and Earl Grey tea (¥170), in addition to plain (¥160). You can enjoy your waffle with a side of Belgian chocolate soft serve (additional ¥280/medium, ¥390/regular), but with cold weather ...