If you loved Whiskey Pokey you’re going to love Glico’s Champagne Pocky, Caplico and Almond Premio. These new Glico alcoholic sweets contain real champagne! Glico is a Japanese sweet confectionery famous for Pocky chocolates. During New Year the company is releasing a new delicacy with champagne as one of the key ingredients. This is a sweet collaboration between Glico and famous pastry chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi, famous in Japan for his sweet creations.
One of the products that will be graced with champagne, is Glico’s Almond Premio. Champagne gives them a refreshing taste and an amazing aroma.
Lawson is to release a Teriyaki Chicken Karaage-kun and Nikuman to celebrate the New Year, the year of the rooster. You’ll be able to eat it from December 31st to celebrate the year of the Rooster. It’s delicious and nice. Plus there will be lots of commemorative products as well in collaboration with Dragon Quest.
But beware, the Teriyaki Chicken Nikuman is going to be available for a limited time only. If you’re in Japan during the Winter Holidays, you must taste it.
Village Vanguard has a Green Slime Curry that is as disturbing as delicious. One meal has 180 grams of goodness. It sells for 1080 yen tax included, and it’s the slimiest curry around. Although this Green Slime Curry makes the perfect companion for Halloween nights, the truth is that it can be enjoyed all year round. The Green Slime Curry contains onions, potatoes, vegetables, garlic, chicken meat and coconut milk. It’s tasty and slightly aggressive.
There’s a new official Ramen character for Baby Star Ramen. Bee-Chan retires. It’s the third character generation. It has appeared on December 20th. It’s a boy who is proud of his shop. He loves music and dancing, and eats Baby Star Ramen when he’s hungry. However, he hasn’t have a name. That’s why there’s a campaign until January 9, 2017. The winner will get 1 million yen (there will be a lottery). There’s another price: 360 Ramen meals, meals for a year. A maximum of 100 people will be the winners (also by lottery).
The winner name will be announced in the “Baby Star Character Name Ceremony” next January 31, 2017.
Your Name Is opens in Ikebukuro Parco and Nagoya Parco for a limited time. The collaboration is between Your Name Is and Parco. You can enjoy this form January 7 in Ikebukuro Parco, and January 27 Nagoya Parco. There’s a limited menu with Your Name Is motives.
Tokyo’s Harajuku Station will be rebuilt for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. East Japan Railway Company has released images of the new design for Harajuku Station. It’s a three stations plan. The mythical Harajuku Station that we all know is about to disappear. The new station looks from the future, but the appeal of the one we can enjoy now will be lost forever. The new station will be completed by 2020 and will cost around US$2.3 billion.
The number of passengers that the station will need to go through the station during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is going to increase dramatically. The new station will solve the problems that the current station has with the narrow walkways.
What about a LoveLive! Sunshine Ice Bar for Xmas!? You can find them at 7-Eleven all over Japan. This new release can be found from December 6 onwards, for only 130 yen excluding tax. This ice bar has mikan & vanilla flavor and is wrapped in crispy and refreshing oranges taste from a sherbet. This is a great collaboration you can find easily thanks to bandai candy.
Santa on a Shark: a wild Xmas cake from Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa! Marriott Resort & Spa are releasing five wild Xmas cakes. This year’s decorations are quite funny: Santa riding a shark! Forget Rudolf!
The first cake has Okinawa Ginoza strawberries. It’s elegant and has Santa on a shark. It measures 15 cm and it sells for 4000 yen including tax.
Meat Beer? The new craft meat only pale ale is here! This is a 350ml beer that is available from November 29. It’s available on Lawson stores for 335 yen including tax. This can is made by Helios Distilleries from Okinawa. It has a gorgeous hop aroma and refreshing bitterness. It’s perfect to enjoy along with meat. Hence, it’s name.
If you’re going to be enjoying Xmas in Japan, remember this beer! Meat is going to taste much better with it!
The can design is also amazing. It has hot colors and it’s a great present to keep at home. You can feel the Okinawan flavor in the design.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts limited Xmas menu includes super cute donuts. Krispy Kreme usually releases limited donuts along the year in Japan. The new Xmas-themed menu is as delicious as it’s cute. Japanese are used to give food as presents as well. So, these donuts come as a blessing during winter. Krispy Kreme donuts are delicious with sweet cream fillings.
The limited Xmas menu is from November 24 until December 25. The menu includes a Snowman Chocolate donut, a Green Apple Sprinkle donut, a Strawberry Cheese Box donut, a White Caramel Box donut, and a Chocolate Custard Box donut.