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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2014-09-22

Morinaga Chupa Chups

The global brand, Chupa Chups, originally from Spain, has gone through Morinaga in Japan since 1977. If you look up the history of Chupa Chups on Wikipedia, there is a short, but interesting, entry. チュッパチュップス 森永

http://chupa-dempa.jp/

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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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