We all deserve a little decadence sometimes. So why not spoil yourself and try one (or all) of the indulgent convenience store desserts that debuted this past week.

Lawson’s new creme brulee roll cake (¥275 after tax) features a crispy caramel-topped roll cake wrapped around a creamy center, making for a very sweet, but enjoyable, dessert. The souffle pancake (¥380 after tax) pulls off a similar mix of textures, but while it tastes good, the liquid-like cream topping ends up smothering everything else, and it’s a shame there isn’t enough pancake to mop it all up.

Meanwhile, Seven-Eleven Japan has teamed up with Godiva to create a limited-edition ice cream. This honey almond and chocolate sauce — misspelled as “source” on the cup, unfortunately — flavored ice cream (¥330 before tax) aims for an elevated dessert experience. It finds success in balance, with the honey and chocolate flavors mixing just right. It’s pricier than most ice cream in the freezer, but worth the uptick.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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