2014-08-26

Asahi Mitsuya Cider Aomori Apple

Asahi is offering a special version of their long selling Mitsuya Cider line which includes Orin variety apples from Aomori Prefecture. This is a special variety of golden delicious apple. 王林 青森県 三ツ矢

http://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/mitsuya-cider/

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2014-08-25

KFC Red Hot Chicken

The end of the summer brings the reintroduction of Red Hot Chicken at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan. A whole meal of only Red Hot Chicken can be a bit much, so KFC often offers mixed sets also including regular original recipe chicken. ケンタッキーフライドチッキン

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

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2014-08-24

Morinaga Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte Mochaccino

Morinaga has just introduced a mocha and cinnamon variety to its Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte line for the fall called the mochaccino, which is rated as very sweet. Looks like it is designed to compete with Christmas varieties at the big coffee chains. 森永

http://mtrainier.jp/

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2014-08-23

7-Eleven Shikoku Area

7-Eleven just opened its first convenience store in a train station on the island of Shikoku. So Japan's largest convenience store chain is making progress in this area where they have not traditionally been strong.

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

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2014-08-22

Lawson Sanrio and Onigiri

Two Sanrio (the Hello Kitty company) characters Kirimi-chan (a slice of salmon) and Kamaboko-chan (a slice of fish paste) visit Lawson convenience store to promote new varieties of onigiri (rice balls).

http://www.sanrio.co.jp/character/kirimichan/

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2014-08-21

Suntory Highball Cola

Suntory is offering a cola highball for the fall season. Not much of a highball fan, but the highball boom which started several years ago appears to still have some legs. サントリー

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

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2014-08-20

Meiji Savas and a Healthy Meal

Meiji suggests runners try high protein powdered sports drink Savas to go with a healthy meal. 明治 ザバス

http://www.meiji.co.jp/sports/savas/index.php

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2014-08-19

Morinaga Glucosamine Drink

Through its home delivery network, Morinaga now is selling a drink containing ingredients associated with joint health. A similar drink has been sold by Meiji through its home delivery network for years. Increasingly, Japanese dairy companies are using their home delivery networks to sell items for regular use like probiotics and supplements. This joint health drink contains glucosamine (1,500 mg), collagen (1,000 mg) and hyaluronic acid (5 mg).  森永 宅配 グルコサミン コラーゲン ヒアルロン酸

http://takuhaimilk.ne.jp/

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2014-08-18

KFC Route 25 Adult Kentucky

There are now two KFC Route 25 locations, with a central location now added in the Otemachi area. Route 25 is Kentucky Fried Chicken's attempt to take the brand upscale. That can be seen from this photo where Suntory Premium Beer and highballs are being offered with your chicken. It is being dubbed "Adult Kentucky" which sounds a bit better in Japanese - Kentucky Friend Chicken is frequently abbreviated Kentucky in Japanese. Now that there is a more central location, I really should go by and see how it looks for myself. 大人ケンタッキー

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

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2014-08-17

FamilyMart Bari Chocolate Collection

FamilyMart, the convenience store chain, has a new line of black sweets aimed at men. It is called Bari Chocolate, which comes from the Japanese word "barito" plus "chocolate". Hard to exactly translate in this case, but it conveys the sense of eating something in a rough manly manner. The product shown is a cream filled pasty, called shu cream in Japan or chou a la creme in French. This product has bits of hard chocolate incorporated in the bread part. There is also a black cheese cake in the collection with more products to come. シュークレーム

http://www.family.co.jp/topics/2014/140729_01.html

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