Join us as we attempt to unravel the cultural enigma of the chicken-eel that goes “Mooooooo!!”
The most plentiful item at a Japanese grocery store: insanity.
The eyes can’t unsee this. Spotted in a Hong Kong supermarket were cans of Coke, individually wrapped and sealed in plastic containers. Despite consulting all the scientists we know, we can’t find a single explanation to warrant such an excessive use of unnecessary plastic packaging.
Advertising is a big part of any business. In order to sell your product, you have to make it look appealing to customers in order to tempt them into making a purchase, and thinking of new, creative ways to advertise your goods can get pretty tricky.
However, we’re quite torn over whether this Seaweed Man – discovered at a grocery store in China – is a stroke of advertising genius, or just a creepy, half-assed attempt at it.
Today we’re going to tell you a super special tip for getting the most out of your local supermarket here in Japan. It’s actually something pretty simple, but that you might not know about if you always go during the day.
You see, you should totally go to the supermarket just before closing time. Why? Because when it gets close to closing time they start to discount their food!
What looks like an alien laid out for experimentation is actually a sunfish up for sale at a supermarket in Japan. The sign next to it reads, “OK to touch, OK to photograph,” which gives us the impression that dozens of grubby little fingers have been run all up and down the body of that sunfish. That gray blob of a fish needed all the help it could get to appeal to people’s empty stomachs, and the addition of finger germs isn’t doing it any favors.
We’ve previously seen how creative the Chinese can get with their supermarket displays, but with Halloween just around the corner and no budget for a proper costume, it suddenly struck us, how about going dressed as a Chinese supermarket display mannequin? They’re low-cost, tailored to fit, and will definitely attract conversation.
Jokes aside, these displays require some serious handiwork! We’re starting to wonder if these supermarkets hired fashion designers to doll up their mannequins.
A tragic scene unfolded in a supermarket in Kurashiki, Okayama last Thursday as 32-year-old Shinji Kuroki went on a mass poking and squishing rage inside. Details of the total damage are sketchy but we received reports that packs of meat had holes poked in them with a finger and loaves of bread have been seen lying on the ground, smashed in cold blood.
Going to the supermarket can be such a bore. Aisle upon aisle of the same old items and humdrum displays showcasing lackluster products; we want something new! Well, if you find yourself in China, you just might get your wish. From adorable sheep made out of dishtowels, to fresh eels curved in the shape of a heart, to a huge military tank made out of colorful boxes, there’s something to impress everyone hiding in supermarkets across China.