Convenience store collaborations with established restaurants and other food franchises became commonplace in 2017. Nearly every konbini chain has rolled out some sort of special tie-up with a Japanese eatery over the past 12 months, and more are sure to pop up in the coming year.
Here’s one more before the calendar flips over. FamilyMart has paired with popular coffee shop chain Komeda’s Coffee for a special ice cream. They’ve decided to keep it simple — this “blend coffee flavor” focuses on the chain’s most simple beverage, but also its most famous. The dessert (¥237 after tax) arrived in stores just after Christmas, and can only be found at FamilyMart.