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Oyatsu: Japanese snacks between meals (Life is sweet version)

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[My oyatsu on another day]

Oyatsu

-"Takenoko no sato" (Strawberry milk flavour version), and milk tea with a Japan national football team package-

“Takenoko no sato” (Land of bamboo shoots)

Takenoko no sato

-Close look of "Takenoko"-

About 150 yen.
This one is a sister product of “Kinoko no yama”. (Mountain of mushrooms)
“Takenoko” is a chocolate coated cookie.
“Kinoko” has a chocolate cap and a cracker stipe.

Kinoko no Yama image

-Image of "Kinoko no yama"-

In Japan, “The battle between the Takenoko party and the Kinoko party” often breaks out;
A:”Kinoko is more tasty!”
B:”No! Takenoko is much better!”
C:”Hey, stop arguing, I love both.” (Sadly, this kind of attitude is usually ignored in a battle like this)
D:(Naturally ignoring C) “Rubbish! Kinoko is the best because …”

Both sides never compromise and this has been a long-term unsolved problem.
According to votes and sales records, it seems that “Takenoko” is much more popular in Japan.
Me?
Absolutely, completely, definitely I belong to the Takenoko party, of course!!
Its beautifully blended chocolate and cookie taste is simply the best!!!!!
…Actually, I just don’t like the taste of a cracker stipe of Kinoko very much.

Inside the box of "Takenoko no sato"

-Inside the box-
Chocolates were directly placed in the box before, not in a bag.

 

“Gogo no koucha” (English tea for afternoon)

Bottled milk tea

There are various tastes of this tea product like black tea (in Japan, it’s called “straight tea”), lemon, sugarless, etc.
This one is a milk tea.
Around 100 yen, but if you buy it at a “konbini” (convenience store) or a vending machine, it will cost 150 yen.

This package is for the world cup campaign.
Speaking of “Samurai Blue”, Japan national football team, I believe Mr. Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, Dunga is the best choice for the manager.
“Attacking football” does not suit for the present Japanese nature.

Oh, about its taste, it’s not bad.
If you like sweet softdrink, you might prefer another sweeter milk tea product called “Koucha Kaden” by Coca-Cola.
It also has many flavours like apple, lemon, bitter almond milk, “sakura” (cherry blossom) milk, and so on.

 

[My sweet oyatsu stock]

Japanese Kit-Kat and chocolate

-Apollo, maccha Kit-Kat (bag and piece) and (baked) custard pudding Kit-Kat-

“Apollo”

A triangular shaped chocolate.
When I was a child, I think it was around 50 yen, but now 100 yen or so.
As you can imagine from the package, the pinky top part tastes strawberry.
Its shape came from “Apollo 11″, the famous space flight that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
This product has been sold since August 7 in 1969.
According to the official website, its name “Apollo” was registered in 1966 by the company, derived from the Greek god “Apollo” (In Japan, the god is called as “Aporon”).
After five years, “Kinoko no yama” was made by the same machines as “Apollo”.

 

“Nestle” products with various flavours

Japanese Kit-Kat and Crunch

-Raspberry Kit-Kat, vanilla ice cream Kit-Kat and strawberry cheesecake Crunch-

It’s not only Japanese Kit-Kats which have lots of flavours.
Some say “Kikan-gentei” (limited period only) or “Chiiki-gentei” (limited area only).
I usually buy a bag of chocolate, and it costs around 250 yen.
I don’t like maccha flavour when it’s too strong like ice cream I had in Kyoto, but this maccha Kit-Kat is OK.
Vanilla ice cream Kit-Kat and strawberry cheesecake Crunch will taste better when they are frozen, according to each package.

Japanese Kit-Kat and Crunch - Back

-Back sides of Kit-Kats and Crunch-
Cartoons are printed to indicate the products are good to be frozen.

 

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