Though not technically a Japan exclusive, I first became aware of coffee-flavored Coca-Cola when it started making the rounds in Japanese vending machines. Coffee soda?! Of course I had to try it! It wasn’t something I ever thought I wanted, but as an avid coffee fan and connoisseur of interestingly-flavored Japanese snacks, I had to see how it tasted for myself!
I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since my last food video! This one is extra special, too, because it’s a collaboration with my friend Meivu and her Meivu Makes series! We both decided to make Japanese food-themed Popin’ Cookin’ videos that include both footage of the candy kit making process and our thoughts on how the food tastes. Be sure to check out Meivu’s video after watching mine below!
You can tell it’s been a long time since I did a candy kit because I make a real mess of it! I also wanted to film the video while I still had good lighting, which meant that I didn’t read the directions very carefully and ended up “free-styling” a few things. Looking at the photo on the package, I think I should’ve put some of the gyoza filling candy in the soup, as well! Whoops!
Regardless, this video was a ton of fun to film! I have a lot of candy kits left in my cupboard, so expect a few more DIY candy videos over the next couple weeks!
I’m something of a fiend when it comes to special Kit Kat flavors, to the extend that there was no way I was going to miss the Kit Kat Chocolatory in Tokyo when I was there last in 2014. When I heard they opened another location in Melbourne, Australia, back in October, I knew I had to make the pilgrimage! Luckily, I had the perfect excuse when I was down for an academic conference earlier this month. Read on for a full report!
I’m always thrilled to receive a new OyatsuBox Japanese snack subscription box in the mail, and with their new bright red box, there’s no way I’ll miss it! It may be the end of October, but today I’m going to be covering their September box, which came packed full of great snacks and candy, and one very interesting drink. Check out my unboxing video to see my reactions as I open it up!
Oh my, is it really the end of September already?! Wait, winter, come back! (or summer, if you’re a friend in the Northern Hemisphere) Today I’m going to relive August through this very overdue OyatsuBox review, which includes not one, but two cool summer drinks! Even though they probably planned that for customers who were in the height of summer in August, cool drinks are perfect for me now here in Brisbane, where things are just starting to heat up. But regardless of what season it is, I’m always up for some tasty snacks!
Dagashi, or cheap Japanese snacks, are often passed over by international Japanese snack fans in favor for more famous snack products like Pocky, Pretz, and Japanese Kit Kats, but Japan has a long history of fun, colorful snacks and the mom-and-pop stores that carry them. Thanks to anime like Dagashi Kashi, more people are getting interested in these classic Japanese snacks, and to help spread the dagashi love, OyatsuBox has packed their July subscription box full of all things dagashi!
I’ve finally managed to record and edit a new episode of Apricotsushi Samples! These are my favorite videos to do, but they’re also the most time-consuming, and they’re super extra time-consuming now that I have a puppy in the mix. But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, so I decided to embrace my nosey puppy and include her in the video! Unfortunately the quality is a bit wonkier than normal, but Pai Pai was just too adorable for me to scrap this one.
As for the Minion banana Cheetos themselves, they were surprisingly tasty! It makes a lot more sense for them to have gone the sweet route, but that doesn’t really make them seem much like Cheetos… Well, at least they were better than the Mountain Dew Cheetos!
Let me know if you enjoyed seeing Pai Pai in this video! I can definitely include her in the future… In fact, she might not give me a choice!