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KONBINI WATCH

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Mar 27, 2021
Ministop goes all-in on the fruit flavor with its Hokkaido Raiden Melon soft-serve
The chain has been offering melon-flavored desserts featuring fruits grown around the country all year, and it's finally reached Hokkaido.
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Feb 27, 2021
Family Mart serves up a game-changing dessert
Family Mart was never a go-to shop after dinner, but two new treats promise to change all that — as long as you eat all your vegetables.
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Feb 13, 2021
Treat yourself to a culinary 1UP
Feast like Mario with themed sweet, savory and even spicy dishes from your local Seven-Eleven.
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Jan 30, 2021
There’s a mini Mexican food moment happening in Japan’s convenience stores
Pro tip for any konbini giving tacos (or burritos) a try: Don't serve them cold.
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Jan 24, 2021
It’s a fried food showdown between FamilyMart and Lawson
It's the time of year where we all crave stick-to-your-ribs snacks, and “Konbini Watch” investigates the two chains' latest offerings.
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Jan 10, 2021
FamilyMart spices up the classic Famichiki
This mala-spiced snack is the perfect tongue-tingling pick-me-up.
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Dec 26, 2020
Have a sweet, strawberry end to 2020
Need an alternative to the typical Christmas cake? Give these two colorful convenience store desserts a try.
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Dec 12, 2020
Need some pre-holiday indulgence? These chocolate sweets have you covered.
There may not be any holiday parties this year, but that just means you have even more reason to put together a festive convenience store smorgasbord.
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Nov 28, 2020
Plant-based protein makes healthy snacking easy
Wallet? Check. Keys? Check. Tofu bar from Seven-Eleven Japan? Check.
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Nov 14, 2020
Dialing potato chip cheese flavor up to 11
Japanese snack makers often experiment with unique pairings, but there's nothing wrong with taking existing flavors to the boldest end of the spectrum.
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Oct 31, 2020
These convenience store snacks are here to ‘slay’
Head to Lawson and you'll find a range of limited-edition snacks tied to the recent record-breaking movie, “Demon Slayer.”
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Oct 17, 2020
Kirin’s Ichibanshibori beer goes zero-carb
Kirin Brewery Co. appeals to Japan's health-conscious consumers in hopes its new drink helps it 'find new beer fans.'
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Oct 3, 2020
Celebrating Japan’s sweets in ice cream form
Haagen-Dazs' Hanamochi ice cream pops up in freezers every so often, and the current autumn offerings are its best nod to traditional flavors so far.
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Sep 19, 2020
Seven-Eleven’s new muffin sandwich experiment is a dense, doughy eat
Debating if you should try one of Seven-Eleven's muffin sandwiches? Take our word for it and just stick to the iconic, triangle-cut sandwich.
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Sep 5, 2020
If you can’t decide between sweet or savory, why not get both to go?
Lawson has gone cup crazy with new Cupke desserts and skewers in portable packaging.
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Aug 22, 2020
Classic izakaya pub dishes, now in crunchy snack form
To cure any urges to dine out, several snack makers have come up with new flavors inspired by dishes you could order during a night on the town.
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Aug 8, 2020
Add some sparkle to your summer with Sake Tonic
The best new sake arrival of the season is FamilyMart's limited-edition Sake Tonic — smooth, citrusy and alarmingly easy to drink.
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Jul 25, 2020
Frozen melon desserts: The best way to survive the summer?
It's peak melon season in Japan, and thanks to convenience store desserts featuring the fruit, you don't have to shell out a lot of money to enjoy it.
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Jul 11, 2020
Losing its cool? Korean-style cheese dogs hit Lawson shelves
Lawson has been selling its own take on the popular Korean street food as part of the 'Nice Cheese Grand Prix' campaign.
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Jun 27, 2020
The hits and misses of 2020’s summer sodas
Every summer, drink companies release unique, limited-edition beverages. The 2020 editions have just arrived, and initial reviews are mixed.

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