I'm jealous , I love the culture over there. I used to be obsessed with gundam and all things related. I still have tons of models I built as a kid.... actually i still have some I purchased last year but I don't have to time to complete.That’s wild. Fingers move and all. I had no clue anything like that existed at that size.
What the fuck is this shit
Lol Seriously, though, leave it to Japan
Got an Asian market two miles up the road with the imported candy and everything. Don't step in, in fear of spending too much money
Most of the KitKat flavors are good. Japanese don't like their candy too sweet which is nice.
Chinese sweets I won't touch ( no offense to anyone) Sometimes my Chinese colleagues would bring gifts on business trips to Tokyo. I still remember the "donkey hide flavor" snacks...no idea what they actually were but I was not brave enough to find out....
@hawkmoon How many well built Asian guys do you typically see? I know people like to think of Asians having bad genetics, muscle wise, but I've noticed that, I'm guessing due to their small joints, they look very impressive even with moderate amounts of muscle on their frame. Tiny waists, tiny joints, and an ability to get and stay very lean, it seems.
I didn't find the Mocha KitKats. They are not out until November. I did get the Mint/Dark chocolate ones.
I just saw this on my facebook feed:
Reese's Snack Cakes Are Coming To Convenience Stores This Winter
Hostess, Ding Dongs, and all of the other snack cake makers in the world are getting some new competition from legacy chocolate brand Reese's.
Starting this winter, Reese's will begin selling packages that contain Reese's Snack Cakes.
These aren't the same as a filled cake like a Twinkie, which may be the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, these cakes consist of a chocolate cake base and a peanut butter creme on top, with the entire thing enrobed in chocolate.
It's more similar in structure to a Gansito, or if you took the top cake layer off of a Suzy Q, if you're looking for a more accurate comparison.
The inspiration for these cakes appears to be a morning cake, like coffee cake, that you can eat for breakfast. Reese's is hoping through marketing tactics that more people will consume this for a morning snack or even breakfast, rather than the snack time we often associate Twinkies and other snack cakes with.
Reese's new snack cakes are heading to convenience store shelves nationwide this December, with a pack of two cakes selling for $1.99.
Reese's is creating a line of chocolate covered Reese's snack cakes based on the iconic treat that will hit grocery stores this winter.www.foodbeast.com
I was in Tokyo a couple years ago. I trade futures / Tokyo Had meeting with Nomura Capital. Regret not staying longer.
Are American food trends a thing there? Is the high fat, high sugar culture seeping in? I know they have a lot of the bigger fast food joints, are those places as popular as they are here? Lots of Americans get their entire nutrition from fast food, I have a feeling it's not the same there...yet, at least.
God bless brother, sounds like youve made a great life for yourself over there. I admire your ability to adjust to such a diff culture.Haha. Nomura...one of our clients / partners.
Makes me think for a moment how grateful I am to have the job I do now, going on 13 years. Tokyo is a different place with a decent income.
I first lived in Japan in 1995. I taught English at a prep school helping kids go to university in the West. I made decent money, but it wasn't a career.
Grateful overall to be here now. Not flawless, but very sensible, logical culture and social framework. Works very well in the current pandemic.
Very safe place to raise kids, with free healthcare in many prefectires up to 13 or so. My daughter's university in a few years will be a fraction of costs back in the US as well.