2014-10-02

Kirin Singapore Packaging Changes

Kirin has made changes to its Ichiban Shibori Beer packaging in Singapore is will give six packs to a few selected followers who spot the four differences. If you live in Singapore, you might want to check out their Facebook feed. There are already lots of guesses in the comments. キリン

It looks the the changes are as follows:
1) Kirin Original Brew  to  Kirin Prime Brew
2) addition of alcohol content 5%
3) addition of the Japanese indication of alcoholic drink お酒
and
4) a font size and color change.

http://kirin-singapore.com.sg/en/

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2014-10-01

Sapporo Grande Polaire Koshu White Wine

Yes, there are Japanese wines. They vary widely in quality, but some are quite nice. Here is a nice image for one of Sapporo's domestic wines, a white wine from the Koshu region, Yamanashi Prefecture. サッポロ

http://www.sp-mall.jp/shop/g/gS4-E486x7200100/

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2014-09-30

Coca Cola Red Sparks

The 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan will serve as a warmup of sorts for the Olympics to be held here the following year. Coca Cola is a rugby sponsor in Japan and have an industrial league team called the Red Sparks headed by a former national team coach.

http://www.cocacola.co.jp/stories/redsparks01#TCCC

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2014-09-29

Kirin Virtual Beer Factory Tour App

Kirin is offering a virtual tour of its Shiga Beer Factory via an iPhone/iPad app, which features 360 degree photographic and video views from several locations within the factory. キリンビール

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/marugoto-gong-chang-jian-xue/id922379589

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2014-09-28

Sapporo Black Label Beer Tokuho Special

Sapporo is selling a special fall limited edition version of its Black Label Beer only in the Tohoku region. It uses 100% Tohoku region sourced hops. Nice label, and yes it does probably taste great with fried oysters. サッポロビール

http://www.sapporobeer.jp/area/tohoku/products/kurolabeltohokuhop/index.html

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2014-09-27

Yamazaki Lunch Pack Hamburger

This sandwich is a teriaki sauce and mayonaise hamburger sandwich. I have tried it and it is pretty good and very affordable at 175 yen (if I remember correctly). I am translating this as hamburger, but usually many people would argue that it should be the word for chopped beef (hamburg in Japanese). However, since this is on bread, it seems appropriate to use hamburger (hambaga in Japanese). ヤマザキ ランチパック ハンバーグ

http://www.yamazakipan.co.jp/

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2014-09-26

Yamazaki Lunch Pack Ham and Cheese

This sandwich is part of the Yamazaki Lunch Pack Royal Blend series with uses a special bread with a rich butter aroma. ヤマザキパン ランチパック

http://www.yamazakipan.co.jp/

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2014-09-25

Chemistry of Candy from Compound Interest

Another great chart from Compound Interest.

http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/10/21/chemistryofcandy/

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2014-09-24

Suntory Whisky Retro Design

Suntory is offering retro bottles, where not only the bottles, but the whisky is the same as that originally offered in 1929. サントリー

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

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2014-09-23

KFC Jumbo Halloween Biscuit

This biscuit was made by KFC employees using enough ingredients for 50 biscuits. It looks like this was a one time event and humongous biscuits will not be available on the menu. ケンタッキーフライドチッキン

http://www.kfc.co.jp/

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