2014-07-27

Kirin Beverage Disney Sponsor

Kirin Beverage is one of the corporate sponsors at Tokyo Disneyland. For that reason you will see their products featured around the park. キリン

http://www.kirin.co.jp/products/softdrink/

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2014-07-26

Pokka Sapporo Blood Orange

Pokka Sapporo Beverages is selling a blood orange drink, but the blood oranges are not from Italy. These are grown in Uwajima Island in Ehime Prefecture Japan. 宇和島 ポッカ サッポロ

http://www.pokkasapporo-fb.jp/

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2014-07-25

Lotteria Nationwide Beef Tour

Lotteria is starting an almost year long promotion where they will use Japanese beef from a different area of Japan each month for their special burger. I see a lot of areas on this map which are not usually known for beef, at least I was not previously aware. Looks like it could be an education. Looking forward to seeing what they have to say about the beef from each of these areas. ロッテリア

https://www.lotteria.jp/topics/2014/topics07290001.html

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2014-07-24

Pronto Red and White Wines

Pronto is a coffee shop chain owned by Suntory which is has been expanding to include hard drinks and dinner items in recent years to attract after work drinking and parties. This photo shows a suggested red wine (Senorio de Orgaz, Spain) and a white wine (Vinissimo, Italy), both imported by Suntory. サントリー

http://www.suntory.co.jp/

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2014-07-23

Glico Pocky Thailand Style

Blueberry and strawberry varieties of Glico Pocky sticks as they are sold in Thailand. グリコ

http://www.glico.co.jp/

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2014-07-22

Glico Hiroshima Carp Pretz

Glico has introduced special Pretz for Hiroshima Carp (baseball team) fans. These are have a "zealous feelings chicken" flavor. The explanation talks about how even though there are Carp fans all across Japan, these items are only available in the Chubu and Shikoku areas. グリコ

http://www.glico.co.jp/

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2014-07-21

Outback Steakhouse Seared vs Flame Grilled

Outback Steakhouse Japan shows the difference between seared and flame grilled. Seared retains more of the original taste of the meat, while flame grilled attains a more smoky flavor. Many good meats can be found in Japan, but big juicy steaks are fairly rare and expensive. Therefore photos like this appear even more appealing and indulgent than they would in the US or Europe.

http://www.outbacksteakhouse.co.jp/

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2014-07-20

Morinaga Caffe Frappe Ice Cream Spoon

Morinaga is selling a frozen espresso version of its Mt. Rainier cup coffee range, called Cafe Frappe, which sounds somewhat similar to Starbuck's Frappuccino. Probably a very good product for a hot summer like this one. In conjunction with this product, Morinaga is giving away a 5,000 special branded ice cream spoons. Serial numbers included in the package can be checked online to determine if you have won. 森永

http://mtrainier.jp/caffefrappe/cp/pc/?

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2014-07-19

Kirin Bitters

Kirin has added a bitters drink to their lineup. This product is a chuhai drink (meaning it is shochu-fruit juice drink). In this case the bitters adds to the flavoring. As many people know, there are many varieties of bitters and the one used in this product is based on tarragon, chamomile and lemon peel. Kirin also has something they call the otsumomi research center, which in this case means a project to develop snacks to go well with specific products. In this case, the cheese filled fish paste is said to go well with the lemon lime bitters. キリン ビターズ

http://www.kirin.co.jp/products/rtd/bitters/

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2014-07-18

7-Eleven Eel Shaped Pastries

The Japanese have a tradition of eating eel on midsummer's day (this year falling on the 29th), to help beat the heat. If I remember correctly this dates back to an Edo promotion by eel venters. In any case, 7-Eleven is selling eel shaped cream filled, chocolate covered pastries for a limited three day period 27th-29th. They look pretty cute if you ask me.

http://www.sej.co.jp/

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