Product placement #15-faux ice cream cones

The box says “Petite Pastel.” I was mostly intrigued by the mini-ice cream cones. Let’s see what these little cones look like. Pretty cute. Mediocre chocolate for the cones. The “ice cream” part had a soft bit on the outside, and was slightly chewy on the inside. I didn’t notice any difference in flavor between…

Product placement #13–mini treats

These little mini-treats, known as ブルボン プチ, or Bourbon Petite, can be found at most stores in Japan. There are tons of flavors, but usually are some kind of little cookie. Here’s their website to learn more about these delightful little guys: Bourbon Petite Their mascot is this little bear guy: Each little treat is pretty…

Product placement #12–Squirrel treats

As usual, I only bought these because of the charming animal on the front. The scoop of vanilla ice cream also caught my attention. I’m still perplexed as to what the squirrel has to do with ice cream. Do squirrels like ice cream? The outside ended up having a somewhat brow sugar mixed with cinnamon…

Product placement #5–White chocolate kuma-chan

Yesterday I saw this cute little bear staring back at me at the Fujiya sweets shop. Fujiya is a very popular sweets company in Japan. My first experience with Fujiya was when I bought “Milky” candy when I was in China when I was about 12 years old. I am not a fan of Milky….