Snack Habits

Iconic Snacks. In honor of Kimiko and in anticipation of NaNoWriMo’s month-long writing extravaganza, I raided several markets with an eye toward adventurous snacking. Let’s start with two of the most iconic snacks, both of which can sometimes be found in your grocery store’s international aisle.

Kimiko, Pocky and Ramune-edits

Pocky & Ramune
(RAH-moo-nay)

 

5 thoughts on “Snack Habits

  1. Fun Fact: While ramune comes in dozens of flavors (some stranger than others), the original flavor is a sort of lemon-lime, which is the source of its name. Ramune = lemonade (if pronounced with a Japanese accent).

    “Blue Hawaii,” the pictured flavor, is essentially fruit punch.

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  2. Takes me back to the days of anime conventions when we’d subsist on those two staples in addition to coffeepot ramen – because all available monies would be spent in the dealer’s room. 😀

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  3. I’m lucky enough to live near an Asian grocery store. I find all kinds of goodies there. My favorite has been these shortbread cookies that are shaped and colored to look like pandas. They’re too cute.
    Hope NaNoWriMo is going well for you! Day two and I’m already behind 🙂

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  4. If you’re interested in trying some interesting Japanese snacks, there are two snack boxes I recommend; TokyoTreat and Bokksu. TokyoTreat has mainstream items and Bokksu has higher-end and more traditional things. I’ve found both of them to be worth the money, but I really love food so take that however you want lol. They’ve had some absolutely phenomenal snacks that I wish I could find in the US. I usually share the boxes with my mom (we have a girls night where we sit around watching Ghibli films and taste test that month’s snacks), and she’s really loved them too. Japan has so many good flavors!

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