New Dars chocolate packs an acai punch

Food & Drink | KONBINI WATCH Aug 5, 2014

New Dars chocolate packs an acai punch

Japan's recent acai berry craze has led to the creation of smoothies, yogurts and juices that can be bought in convenience stores across the country. The latest to join the pack is this limited-edition acai-flavored Dars chocolate from Morinaga (¥163), which has a crunchy ...

A Cronut copy that's better than most

Food & Drink | DESSERT WATCH Jul 29, 2014

A Cronut copy that's better than most

With all the convenience stores and bakeries coming up with their own variations on the famous Cronut from New York, there are too many to choose from, but the Croissant Donuts from the Heart Bread Antique stand outside of Seibu Shibuya department store in ...

None more black: The new Doritos flavor rocks

Food & Drink | KONBINI WATCH Jul 15, 2014

None more black: The new Doritos flavor rocks

The new Rock'n lineup from Doritos features coal-black tortilla chips flavored with pepper and rock salt (¥127), on sale in convenience stores until Aug. 11 with the name Rock'n'Black. The salt comes from the Andes mountain range in South America, but it's the pepper flavor ...