Ever the pioneers in snack food, the Land of the Rising Sun and the purple sweet potato flavored Kit Kat bar is now home to Pepsi flavor Cheetos. The Frito Lay Cheetos x Pepsi Shuwa Shuwa Cola Corn Snack are said to have a bit of a cinnamon taste, a lot of citrus and even a bit of a fizz. More after the jump.
Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry developed by Chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Supposedly it lives up to the hype, but foodies are sick to their stomachs of hearing about the surrounding mania and the staggering lines to get the limited daily allotments. Ready to become the new food trend du jour is the ramen burger! See if this is something you'd want to see out after the jump.
Japanese fast food chain, Lotteria is known for their adventurous creations such as the Ramen Burger, Sadako Kitto Cool Milk Shake and their most recent creation incorporates Okonomiyaki, the Japanese savory pancake into a burger and named the Okonomiyaki Burger. More after the jump!
To paraphrase Spike Spiegel, there are three things I don't care for... kids... Pocky ... and Star Wars. Still, I have to admit that Glico's new promo campaign is pretty adorable. The confectionery company is debuting a set of Star Wars themed snack items in Japan this week, headlined by light saber style Pocky Giant packs and sticks. Get a look after the jump.
YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info on an instant curry inspired by Japan's legendary superhero Ultraman featuring a recipe created by one of the show's stars! Read on for full details!
Harajuku’s kawaii ambassador begins your week with a colorful and surreal new commercial for tasty treats featuring her new earworm of a song “Mi”. Prepare to sing “mi mi mi mi mi mi mi” for the remainder of the day after the jump
Between Attack on Titan and The Devil is a Part Timer, this could be the most anime relevant story that has absolutely nothing to do with anime! Well timed for the tuber's rise to prominence in spring anime, McDonald’s Japan has brought back the limited time Mega Potato, a comically big order of fries, equivalent to two larges. Get a look after the jump.
Summer is just on the event horizon, and Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu aims to beat the heat by slurping on finger lickin’ good beverage choices at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Watch Kyary’s dizzying commercial for KFC Krushers after the jump!
Regret, thy name is Meat Lover's. At least that's probably how I'll feel the morning after I make my first pizza order via Pizza Hut's new Xbox Live app. Hey, sometimes you just can't put down the game long enough to pick up the phone, and that's where Pizza Hut's app comes in. Read on for more.
Looks like Gintama might have to retire the running gag about Otae's mania for Bargain Dash ice cream as the pricey chain that inspired it prepares to depart the Country of Samurai. Until it closes on April 25th, the final Häagen-Dazs outlet at Shin-urayasu, Chiba will offer a cup-of-three-favorites-for-500-yen special. More after the jump.
Do you miss Polar Bear Cafe? Fans can still enjoy the many music releases coming out even after the anime is over, but there is something other than music that is coming out from Family Mart's online store in Japan, such as a new tea set and even coffee! See the photos after the jump!
The Noitamina Shop in Odaiba, Japan hosts screening events of Noitamina block shows in their Cafe & Theater before the official TV airing. Screening is usually free and it was packed for recent PSYCHO-PASS screenings, reflecting the popularity of the show. Now the venue is gearing up for Katanagatari, which will start on April 11th in Japan. See photos after the jump!
One of the tourist attractions right in front of Akihabara station in Japan is Gundam Cafe. This popular Gundam themed restaurant sells Gunpla Yaki, a snack similar to Taiyaki (usually a fish-shaped pastry) that's shaped like a 1/144 Gundam model and they are also bringing back one of the most unusual flavors. More details after the jump!
In her struggling days as a new idol, Ranka Lee was doing promotion for Star Light Natto (Natto: fermented soybeans, a Japanese delicacy). JOYSOUND, a Japanese Karaoke chain, took the concept a little further and included natto in their Macross Collaboration menu starting on March 15th in Japan. Click to see the photos of the natto dishes and other food items in the menu!
Leading up March 30th's premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and into April, Japan's KFC is running a Dragon Ball co-promotion, with seven Dragon Ball topped Hikaru! water bottles offered with various "Mightiest" chicken meals, Colonel Sanders dressed as Goku displayed at seven locations, and themed kids meal with a toy and chance to win one of 777 replica Dragon Radars. Check out the promo after the jump.