What a long week in between Conbini Monday’s. There are some interesting topics to look at in the convenience store arena at the moment. The law for selling drugs / medicines is set to change on June 1st, which will allow convenience stores, and other places, to sell some types of medicines.
With the competition between stores to gain customers loyalty is heating up, the addition of a drugs corner will be a key component to the expansion of the convenience store brands.
There will be a further post this week about this law change and what convenience stores are doing to take advantage of the changes. Stay tuned.
Turning to Conbini Monday regular items, we have 3 great products to look at this week. The first is a fresh looking pack of mini cookies from BOURBON.
Flavors here are Stawberry (いちご) and Green Tea, macha (抹茶). Both tasted great with the edge going to the strawberry ones. Eating the green tea cookies with a cup of regular tea alongside did make me have a bit of a laugh though. I wonder if I could get some Darjeeling Tea cookies to go with my green tea next time?
and then …….. there were these guys
I seriously was not going to buy these. “Chunkish” in a metallic package. Not sure who came up with that name, but I was not expecting a lot from the taste. When I actually tried them though they were very good. The one on the left is Chocolate Macadamia nuts while the one on the right is apple raisin fruits.
and for good measure to finish off ………
These chocolates were very tasty. The thing which caught my eye was “Salt Chocolate”. I had never tried salt in my chocolate before and had to give it a go. The package says the salt is from Germany, but I could not confirm that. Anyway, they tasted pretty good.
Until next week, you can find other Conbini Monday updates and discussions on Twitter at #conbinimonday. It is not likely to be a major trending topic, but there should be some twit / chat on the lines.