Conbini Monday Wk5
I have about 7 convenience stores all within 3 minutes walk of my house. The Lawson is about 10 seconds away (too close to avoid visiting anytime of the day), then I have a Ministop, 7-11, Family Mart, another Lawson and 2 ampm’s. It is sometimes difficult to decide which one to go to and if I don’t find what I want in one store it is easy to quickly go the next.
This weeks conbini Monday goods come from the local 7-11 at the top of my street
The chocolates shown above are called 三丁目の夕日チョコレート or 3rd street sunset chocolates. the small tag with Tokyo Tower on it says なつかしい昭和の味, nostalgic taste from the Showa era.
The back of the package shows the types of chocolates as ラムネ (ramune), フルーツポンチ (fruit punch) and コーヒー牛乳 （milk coffee).
An explanation of 昭和の日 (Showa day) is also given, syaing that the celebration of the previous Emperor Showa birthday on April 29th has now become, since 2007, known as Showa Day, and is a chance to reflect on the beauty of the Showa era.
The chocolates are made by チロルチョコ株式会社, Tirol Chocolate company. Their website can be found at http://tirol-choco.com/
You may not have seen this pack of chocolates before, but you may recognise one of this company’s other products, the TIROL small chocolate that can often be seen next to the cash register.