Conbini Monday Wk27

 
Rilakkuma checking out these tasty cereal bars

Rilakkuma checking out these tasty soybean cereal bars from Yakult

Yakult is well known for its Yakult milk drink which can be found in supermarkets overseas as well as Japan. Yakult has a number of subsidiaries that make other products such as these cereal bars made from Yakult Health Foods.

The banana and coconuts bar was a treat. I ate the maple syrup bar when I was on the golf course

The banana and coconuts bar was a treat. I ate the maple syrup bar when I was on the golf course

I haven't tried the plain chocolate bar yet, but the apple tart was delicious

I haven't tried the plain chocolate bar yet, but the apple tart was delicious

These minestrone soup with ginger and Korean samugetan soup with ginger are packaged saying they are good to help women overcome the cold

These minestrone soup with ginger and Korean samugetan soup with ginger are packaged saying they are good to help women overcome the cold

If ginger is good in soup then it is even better in tea. These bottles are served hot and contain milk tea with ginger

If ginger is good in soup then it is even better in tea. These bottles are served hot and contain milk tea with ginger

There are some new chocolates around from meiji. This box of strawberry chocolates look good. They are just out for the winter season

There are some new chocolates around from meiji. This box of strawberry chocolates look good. They are just out for the winter season

I almost ate the box when I saw these Bourbon sweets. The packaging conveys a really good image of yummy chocolate and sweet caramel taste

I almost ate the box when I saw these Bourbon sweets. The packaging conveys a really good image of yummy chocolate and sweet caramel taste

One thing which you often find in the convenience store is a corner stocked with bites to go down with beer or Japanese sake. Otsumami (おつまみ) usually give me the image of old men sitting around sipping sake and eating dried squid or beef jerky. Lets have a look at some of the offerings here.

There are plenty of choices here for Otsumami おつまみ

There are plenty of choices here for Otsumami おつまみ

Spicy beef jerky and dried squid at 105 YEN a pack. Somebody pass the sake please

Spicy beef jerky and dried squid at 105 YEN a pack. Somebody pass the sake please

Time for some more squid. Can anyone identify these? Have you tried them before?

Time for some more squid. Can anyone identify these? Have you tried them before?

Cheese sticks and some more ika. Looks like a popular item

Cheese sticks and some more ika. Looks like a popular item

Ok, if you are not into Japanese sake, then you will need something to wash down all that beef jerky and dried squid. How about a bottle of Cassis Fanta from New Zealand to get things going.

Cassis Fanta from New Zealand

Cassis Fanta from New Zealand

If cookies are more your thing, then Fujiya has 2 new types of chocolate chip you can try.

Country Ma'am by Fujiya make a great chocolate chip cookie. Their new line of cookies have a yuzu flavor to them from Kochi in the South of Japan

Country Ma'am by Fujiya make a great chocolate chip cookie. Their new line of cookies have a yuzu flavor to them from Kochi in the South of Japan

Another flavor of cookies. This time satsumaimo, sweet potato

Another flavor of cookies. This time satsumaimo, sweet potato

Lots of variety this week from my friendly Family Mart store. What’s your favorite type of product? Are you more into the chocolates or is your thing otsumami? Do you like to find a cold drink or are you looking for some hot ginger tea?

7 thoughts on “Conbini Monday Wk27”

  1. alafista says:

    I love dried squid. They make great companion for some after dinner snacks and beer while you chat with your friends.

  2. Renechong says:

    When I first saw the title on Twitter, I thought it was Yakult flavored cereal bars
    The bourbon chocolates looks so good! hope that they’ll have it in the Japanese mart here

  3. sorvani says:

    intersting to note the Yakult snack bars advertise as 50 kcals. Snack bars trying to advertise low calories here all say 100 cals

    1. shibuya246 says:

      there are so many products here trying to be low cal snack bars. i prefer to see a nutrient bar than a diet bar 🙂

  4. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Conbini Monday Wk27, Japan Conbini Monday | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/AFAm
    Yeah another conbini monday 🙂 I think i’ve seen the cm for it on tv for the Yakult milk drink, will have to pay closer attention to make sure it’s the same brand you are talking about. if it is, they sure are some small bottles. Yakult, don’t they also have a Baseball team? I think they’re called the “Swallows”. The bars look yummy, nom nom.
    Which one is your fave/ mine would be the chocolate. Ginger milk tea sounds good also. Those bourbon chocolates, do they have a liquor smell or taste to them? Cause the ones I’ve had here, the smell and taste can “Knock you for a Loop”! That fanta drink, is that still a Coca Cola subsiderary? What flavor is that?
    Now I’m a stickler for cookies, would really like to try them. And the jerky, don’t know if I’d like squid,just doesn’t appeal to me. I’ma liken the beef flavor. around here they’res alot of different types of snacks to munch on while drinking beer, we have one called “Beer Nuts” sort of a sweet and salty type of peanut,tates great w/ beer or soda.
    Love the new design of the wed page.
    Have a great week.
    When re the contest results coming out?

  5. Oh beef jerky it’s been too long! xD
    Though in reality most of the time I’m happier snacking on chocolate ^^

    1. shibuya246 says:

      chocolate coated beef jerky? LOL

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