2014-09-21

Subway Sausage Roll with Cheese

Subway has introduced a sausage roll with cheese on flat bread and are touting as being a prefect winter sandwich - hot, chewy and easy to eat with one hand.

http://www.subway.co.jp/

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2014-09-20

Lotteria Tower Tree Burger USB Memory Giveaway

Lotteria has periodically held specials where they offer 5 patty monster sandwiches called tower tree burgers. They are currently conducting a giveaway where people can receive 5 patty burger replica USB memory sticks. To qualify, you need to retweet the promotion tweet. Looks interesting, if not very convenient. ロッテリア

http://lotteria.jp/7th_anniversary/

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2014-09-19

Ito Ham Kakaricho Eats Fugu

Here is an interesting image - Ito Ham's character Kakaricho (assistant manager) eating fugu or puffer fish. This dish is a specialty of Yamaguchi Prefecture and therefore he is pictured on a visit to that prefecture and surrounded by other images from the area. I think they relate to the Senteisai Festival for the young Heike family emperor who died there 1185). 伊藤ハム 先帝祭

http://www.itoham.co.jp/

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2014-09-18

Starbucks Soy Honey Granola Frappaccino

This certainly look decadent. The Starbucks Soy Honey Granola Frappuccino is only available at the Roppongi Hills Starbucks in Tokyo.

http://www.starbucks.co.jp/

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2014-09-17

McDonald's Halloween Offerings

Interesting Halloween offerings from McDonald's Japan: the Squid Ink Burger and the Camembert Chicken Filet-o. The Squid Ink Burger will have dark buns colored with black sesame, two beef patties, cheddar cheese, chipotle sauce, black squid ink sauce, and fried onions. The Camembert Chicken Filet-o is a chicken filet sandwich with a camembert sauce.

Very interesting and looks like they have been influenced by Burger King Japan's recent offerings.

http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/

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2014-09-16

Happy Halloween from Guinness

Happy Halloween from Guinness Japan.

http://www.guinness.com/ja-jp/

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2014-09-15

MOS Breakfast Hot Pastrami

One of the morning hot sandwich selections from MOS Burger is a pastrami sandwich which also comes in the easy to handle paper bags. モス

http://mos.jp/

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2014-09-14

MOS Breakfast Hot Sandwiches

MOS has introduced new breakfast hot sandwiches which are easy to eat, avoid a mess and can also be taken and eaten on the run. Each sandwich uses a special paper package which can easily be separated along the perforation to expose half the sandwich and while keeping your hands clean. モス

http://mos.jp/

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2014-09-13

Coca Cola Branded Ferris Wheel in Gunma Prefecture

Coca Cola Japan shared this photo of a Coke branded Ferris wheel in Gunma Prefecture. コカコーラ

http://www.cocacola.co.jp/

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2014-09-12

POM Salt and Summer Mikan Drink

There are many aspects of this product. First of all, POM is a citrus brand for local produce from a local beverage maker in Ehime Prefecture - a brand strong enough to make it all across Japan. Mikan mandarin tangerines are grown in this area which is located on the Seto Inland Sea. Therefore, naturally, this product uses local mikan, but also contains a local sea salt which is also well known, Hakata Salt from an island of the same name. So the salt is well known and of regional interest, which fits well with a beverage maker from the same region, but also fits in well with the popularity of salty products during the hot summer months. 伯方の塩 愛媛飲料 ミカン

http://www.ehime-inryo.co.jp/topics/shio_natsumikan2.php

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