The cool Frappuccino and its hot counterpart are some of the sauciest, best looking drinks we’ve ever tasted.
Come with us as we take a look inside the cream-filled presents and snowman-shaped doughnuts ahead of their official release.
The Frappuccino sets out a new path for Starbucks as the company ventures out into tea territory with their latest release.
According to Nestlé Japan, this is the first new nationwide Kit Kat series they’ve released in six years.
Only available in certain countries for a limited time, these regional cakes come with a number of gorgeous details.
From a melon soda monster to a mummy filled with purple ooze, these awesome new designs and flavours make this range one of their best releases yet!
Japanese Twitter users are weighing in with their thoughts on the two new limited edition items.
The new dessert uses never-before-seen matcha components to celebrate 20 years of green tea ice cream in Japan.
When you’re trying to cut back on screen time but still need some Nintendo fun in your life.
While a one-litre (two-pint) bottle of Pepsi usually contains 1.0 GV (gas volume), these much smaller bottles now pack 5.0 GV in more than half the size.
Original Pokémon fans are all grown up now, so it’s time to sell them some more revealing garments.
Buy me some peanuts and Tiger Stripe…that’s how the song goes, right?
Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, knows that despite being in business for 300 years, you haven’t really made it until you own Boardwalk, Mayfair, or in this case Kyoto’s Nishijin Textile Center.
Say hello to the world’s first sakura-flavoured energy drink from Red Bull.
If your PlayStation 4 packaging is a little plain, then it’s time to head to Taiwan where they have special art gracing the boxes of their PS4s!
When it comes to limited-edition beverages, Pepsi continues to rise to the occasion year after year. And just when we thought we’d seen the last of Pepsi’s seasonal releases for 2015 with their mystery-flavoured Halloween range, they go and announce a special Christmas present, with the release of a new Pepsi White Cola for this year’s winter season.
Although watermelon has always been traditionally associated with summertime in Japan, we’ve seen many more interesting watermelon-flavored summer gifts, or ochuugen, pop up compared to previous years, like this amazing watermelon-shaped mousse cake we taste-tested and raved about just last week.
Ochuugen, which were traditionally gifts presented as a token of gratitude to one’s parents and close family during the summer, are now given to anyone the giver feels indebted to around this time of year. As we’ve mentioned before, Japanese living spaces are sometimes smaller and more cramped than their western counterparts, especially in bigger cities, so the most popular gifts to give and receive are daily necessities, such as laundry detergent or cooking oil, and things that can be quickly consumed, like snacks or sweets. This year, Japanese traditional sweet company Yagumo Dango decided to hop on the watermelon bandwagon and release a limited run of watermelon dango as part of their summer gift set.
Calpis is a Japanese soft drink that has been around for almost 100 years. Despite how well-loved it is not only in Japan, but all over South East Asia, most foreigners are only familiar with its name, which sounds like “cow piss”, rather than its actual taste (which is why it’s renamed “Calpico” in the U.S.).
But as you can probably tell by its popularity, Calpis doesn’t taste anything like what it sounds like, and for summer the brand has introduced a limited line of thirst-quenching flavors to help you beat the heat. Ajiwai Cola Float, the second flavor of their limited ajiwai” series, will be hitting shelves from the end of this month, and we’ve got the scoop on what the final product will look like once it does.
Kids in Japan only have about one more week left of school until summer vacation starts, while working adults are counting down the days until Obon vacation. It’s also the season where many Japanese snack makers start putting out limited summer edition flavors of your favorite snacks.
In fact, just today Glico launched a limited edition summer line of their popular Pretz series in Japan, so for those with no time or no money to travel abroad this summer vacation, you still have a chance to experience some exotic and not-so-exotic food flavors from across the ocean in the comfort of your very own home.