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Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Top 5
Jul 31, 2022
Sublime scoops from Tokyo’s top gelato shops
Five gelateria that are guaranteed to leave you thinking about seconds as soon as you finish off your scoop.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2022
Japan’s top potato-chip maker Calbee to raise prices by up to 20%
While paying more for food is a worldwide phenomenon, it's an especially sensitive topic in Japan, where stagnant wages make it hard for households to swallow a rush of price hikes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 26, 2022
Crunch time: 'Miracle' Japanese snack gets first price hike in decades
Tokyo-based Yaokin Corp. is increasing the price of Umaibo by u00a52 apiece to u00a512 from April due to higher costs, sources say.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
May 30, 2020
Salted egg potato chips: Rich, crispy and craveable
One recent food fad in Singapore has been salted duck-egg potato chips. Now, snack maker Calbee has gotten in on the action.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Mar 28, 2020
Chocolate, chips and coffee: The ideal snack combination?
Chocolate-covered potato chips aren’t a new idea. It’s a tried-and-true combination that has proven to be a delight over the years. How do you improve on that?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Feb 22, 2020
No need to 'disrupt' the potato chip, there's no improving this classic snack
Japanese snack makers are constantly looking to improve the classic potato chip. But do they succeed?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2019
Japan's Kameda Seika to produce popular Kaki No Tane rice crackers in India
Snack company Kameda Seika Co. will produce its mainstay crispy rice cracker in India starting in June following a better than expected trial sales performance in the world's second-most populous nation.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 9, 2017
With its tachinomiya tradition, is Tokyo ripe for a pintxos revolution?
Enjoy these treats the Basque way — with a drink or two, a chat with strangers, and then move on to the next bar.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2017
Meiji to slash output of Karl, limit snack to western Japan as sales dwindle
Shock waves buffeted fans of the long-selling corn puff snack Karl on Thursday after its maker, Meiji Co., said it will limit the flavors to two and pull it from shelves in eastern Japan beginning this summer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Apr 22, 2017
Yuzu Kosho Chicken flavor chips: A tasty boon amid the potato shortage
Japan is experiencing a potato shortage. Caused by typhoons that hit Hokkaido last summer, the result is that potato chips have become scarce across the country. Well, at least some varieties. Though a handful of styles and flavors remain relatively plentiful, other fan favorites have vanished from shelves....
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
May 8, 2015
Two Indian dishes get the royal treatment from Doritos
The Doritos Royal line of chips in Japan has always tried to offer a premium snack experience for those craving something more decadent than "cheese" or "taco." Frito Lay's newest offerings in this regal line try to re-create two flavors from India.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Feb 25, 2015
Mister Donut went berry picking for its newest line of treats
From now until May, Mister Donut will have a special selection of five strawberry-flavored sweets for customers.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Dec 24, 2014
Pastries and sweets by Sangenjaya Station
Bonnet Dane is a long walk from Tokyo's Sangenjaya Station, and is a tiny shop with only a small selection of baked goods, but it makes up for any inconvenience in quality. Owner Hiroshi Ogihara spent 5½ years in Paris working at bakeries, patisseries and chocolate shops, and it shows. The croissants...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Nov 18, 2014
Popcorn flavors take ever stranger turns
Frito-Lay Japan releases some pretty weird flavors in its Mike Popcorn line. Earlier this year it was Indian butter chicken curry, while others have included seaweed wasabi, ponzu (citrus soy sauce) and salad. Its latest creation is maple butter (¥105), which has a subtle sweetness and tastes almost...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Nov 11, 2014
Donuts and ice cream united at last at Krispy Kreme
Two of life's greatest comfort foods — donuts and ice cream — come together at Krispy Kreme stores across the country, where you can top your warm honey-glazed donut with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and extra toppings, adding more calories to an already overly decadent dessert.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
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 flavored with plenty of the delicate herb....
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Oct 28, 2014
Croissant-muffin hybrid prepares to tackle the Cronut
Dominique Ansel's famous Cronut has inspired endless imitations in Japan, including a croissant taiyaki sold at Gindaco stands across the country, as well as other bizarre hybrid pastries.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
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 found at the chain's Roppongi branch (Roppongi...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Oct 14, 2014
One Happy Turn snack deserves another (this time with ice cream)
While it is sad that the summer weather is more or less behind us, Meiji's latest product, Happy Turn Ice (¥130 plus tax) — an unlikely appropriation of its hugely popular Happy Turn rice crackers — is a good cause for cheer. Meiji mixes in the savory "Happy Powder" used to coat its...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
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 ¥350...

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