Product placement #6–Usagi roll cake

As you can see I am easily persuaded by cute animals, and this usagi-chan (rabbit) was no exception. I love how his ears emphasize the length of this roll cake. It was pretty delicious, especially considering it was a packaged cake. The center was filled with a really  nice cream.

Product placement #4–The Pungency

I mean, how could you not buy this?? The name says it all. It wasn’t great! Although, it is milk tea, which I think is a acquired taste, and I actually do like milk tea, I just prefer it hot. This was cold, which I just don’t think compliments the flavors of milk tea. Is…

Product placement #3–Little chicken guy

I was walking down the candy aisle at my beloved LIFE supermarket when this little guy caught my eye. I thought he looked pretty cute and needed adopting. From the images along the side, I knew it was a surprise box, which are very popular in Japan. I’ve seen them in the States too at…

Product placement #2

It’s Wednesday again! Time for Product placement #2. It’s another drink, mostly because I have a mild obsession with Japanese drinks. Here she is! I had high hopes for this one. I like the simplistic design. I liked that it’s black. I liked that I knew what flavor it would be instantly (peach). But I…

Being a mall rat in Japan

I definitely think the best shopping anywhere is outside of a mall, but I live within a 10 minutes bike ride of the largest mall in Japan (and possibly Asia, I think only recently a larger one has been built somewhere else), so it’s the closest shopping to me. Yesterday I rode my bike there…

Product placement #1

I decided I am going to start “reviewing” one fun Japanese product a week. I’m going to do it every Wednesday. Most likely it will be food or drink, but not always. So here’s the first one! I only bought this because I liked the label. I loved maneki neko (the good luck cat) so…