Conbini Monday Wk28

 
Christmas and New Year is fast approaching. At the convenience stores you can order nengajou, osechi ryori and christmas gifts. Something for everyone!

Christmas and New Year is fast approaching. At the convenience stores you can order nengajou, osechi ryori and christmas gifts. Something for everyone!

This week I was in search of some nuts at the convenience store. After having kidney stones in the past and recently being told I have them again, (apparently I have another 5mm stone hibernating at the moment), I decided to eat more protein and less carbohydrates.

Being very bad at understanding food groups and not knowing much about the difference between them, I found out from the net that nuts are a good source of protein and decided to go buy some.

Today’s selection is a mix of macadamia and cashew nuts. What other nuts would you recommend?

Stacking up on nuts for the winter. Sounds like what a a bear should do, doesn't it?

Stacking up on nuts for the winter. Sounds like what a a bear should do, doesn't it?

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous you can try some of these to drink,

Totanoco's nanchatte cola. its not a hot spicy sauce, but don't try to drink it like juice either

Totanoco's nanchatte cola. its not a hot spicy sauce, but don't try to drink it like juice either

the melon fanta looked really lonely against the backdrop of the nanchatte cola. might need a refresh here!

the melon fanta looked really lonely against the backdrop of the nanchatte cola. might need a refresh here!

Jasmine Tea came out quite a few years ago. Here is a new strain of Jasmine tea which looks more like a summer drink package

Jasmine Tea came out quite a few years ago. Here is a new strain of Jasmine tea which looks more like a summer drink package

calpis has always been one of my favorite winter drinks. Their is hot calpis in the conbini's right now as well, but this mikan (orange) and calpis looked interesting

calpis has always been one of my favorite winter drinks. Their is hot calpis in the conbini's right now as well, but this mikan (orange) and calpis looked interesting

Special thanks to Family Mart for returning my lost 1,000 Yen. Here is some promotion about your promotion.

Family Mart have a special on certain items for holders of the Family Mart T card. 10% off on tuesday and saturday, and you can earn points if you buy on credit. Looks like with some acquisition talks Family Mart is trying to encourage an increase in its membership base.

Family Mart have a special on certain items for holders of the Family Mart T card. 10% off on tuesday and saturday, and you can earn points if you buy on credit. Looks like with some acquisition talks Family Mart is trying to encourage an increase in its membership base.

If you want to read more about Family Mart acquiring AM/PM you can see the following on the Family Mart web page.

FamilyMart Co., Ltd. reaches final agreement to acquire 100% shares in am/pm Japan Co., Ltd

FamilyMart Co., Ltd. (“FamilyMart”) today announced the conclusion of board resolution to acquire entire stake and inter-company loan in am/pm Japan Co., Ltd. (“am/pm”) from current shareholder, REX Holdings, Inc. (“REX HD”). am/pm will be a 100% owned subsidiary of FamilyMart upon the consummation of acquisition of shares and loans in the company (“Transaction”).

Also, Family Mart Japan home page in English.

10 thoughts on “Conbini Monday Wk28”

  1. Neksus says:

    When I was a kid I used to buy banana/kiwi soft drink in Croatia, was excellent.
    I think it still exists, in my country such tastes do not exist, no mikan, no meron, no strange stuff.

    Only juice in 1L formats. But juice is more expensive than a soft drink.

    I’d like to try ’em all, I already got rice to make onigiris from my japanese guest, drinks are not allowed in planes 🙁

    1. shibuya246 says:

      no mikan, no meron. that is no fun ;(

  2. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Conbini Monday Wk28, Japan Japan | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/ANOk
    Sorry to here you have another kidney stone,hibernating. Just when you thought you were rid of them. 🙁 It’s good that you have Rilakkuma to help you pick out the nuts, just the right one to help. 🙂 And cashews and macademia nuts are my 2 favorite types. Planters nuts here in the states have a combo of both nuts, really a great blend of flavors. But they’re expensive, $6.00-7.00 USD for a 6oz can, sheesh! There are many companies that you can order your Christmas cards from, including Hallmark. Also companies like Hickory Farms, and Swiss Colony are the top 2 companies that sell gift baskets with all types of traditional goodies. Meats and cheese, fruits and nuts or any combo you want. I just saw that Totanoco’s nanchatte cola on another website just the other day, people have to look twice to make sure they are getting the right thing. Also try saying calpis 5-6 times really fast and see what you get. So will the am/pm stores change their name to Family Mart?

  3. whipcracker says:

    Was running out of room so will use another comment box. With all the different stores offering point cards, like the Capital One CM over here says: “Whats in Your Wallet”? How many do you have in yours?
    Well take care of yourself, and let us know how this latest stone turns out.
    Have a great week. 🙂

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Not sure whether there will be a name change or even some store mergers and closures. I have way to many cards in my wallet, but I heard that the Japanese mobile phones let you transfer many point cards to your phone. no more need for plastic. iPhone is way behind on this type of integration which is sad. I think I need 2 phones.

  4. salvidali says:

    Totonoco label looks much like Tabasco chili sauce bottle here in the US. lol – drink Tabasco and you REALLY feel energized !!! XP

    1. TheJoyFactor says:

      Hehe.. exactly what I was thinking. My ex used to pour that stuff on everything. He probably would drink it like water 😛

  5. Exiv96 says:

    Nice to read your blog again, Shibuya-san ! I’ve finally been to Japan at the end of last month, and this blog helped me a lot, especially about what food and drinks to try, and where to find them !

    I bought Ginger Ale Kit Kats and Rilakkuma sweets, I drank Calpis (including the one with mikan), Fanta Cider and many bottles of Pocari Sweat, I crossed the Shibuya crossing many times, I saw the Meiji Chocolate-sponsored Yamanote train, the Rilakkuma store in Tokyo Station (although I preferred to spend some yens at the Mameshiba flash boutique a few metres away !) and the crying bears statues at Odaiba, I could go on and on, but really, your blog has been very informative to me.

    And now, I’ll be able to say with pride “I’ve been there !” whenever you post photos of Shibuya ! 😀

    1. shibuya246 says:

      I am delighted to hear from you and to know that you had a great trip. It sounds like you experienced some great places. Having read your comment, I feel like I should make a map of the places from my blog so that in future others could also follow the route.

      Thanks so much for telling us about your trip. It is great to have your feedback.

      Next time lets catch up for a quick photo snap in Shibuya 🙂

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