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Conbini Monday Wk48

Lawson have launched their new point service with Ponta, but Rilakkuma is not missing out. Here he is a the register advertising a campaign.
Lawson have launched their new point service with Ponta, but Rilakkuma is not missing out. Here he is a the register advertising a campaign.

I went out to Chiba at the end of last week to play golf and snapped a few interesting items in the local Chiba convenience stores. Many items are the same as central Tokyo, but a few caught my eye that I hand’t seen before.

Found these Chiba-kun keyrings when I was out at a convenience store in Chiba before playing golf. hi Chiba-kun!
Found these Chiba-kun keyrings when I was out at a convenience store in Chiba before playing golf. hi Chiba-kun!
Banana Crunky Icecream. Excellent.
Banana Crunky Icecream. Excellent.
Anyone up for a Nandog ?
Anyone up for a Nandog ?
Corn chocolate? Has anyone tried these?
Corn chocolate? Has anyone tried these?
Edamame chips, always good for snacks.
Edamame chips, always good for snacks.
Some interesting looking fuwafuwa cakes.
Some interesting looking fuwafuwa cakes.
Kinoko no yama have been a popular candy treat for a long time. Here is a new flavor for them with kinako. That is kinako flavored kinokos. Try saying that quickly a few times.
Kinoko no yama have been a popular candy treat for a long time. Here is a new flavor for them with kinako. That is kinako flavored kinokos. Try saying that quickly a few times.
The original Kinoko no yama.
The original Kinoko no yama.
There are a few dried fruit products appearing on the shelves recently. Spring must mean fruits I suppose, which is why they are taking the place of the throat sweets we dont need now winter is almost gone.
There are a few dried fruit products appearing on the shelves recently. Spring must mean fruits I suppose, which is why they are taking the place of the throat sweets we dont need now winter is almost gone.
The major convenience stores generally have their own brand of crackers, chips and sweets as well. Here is a selection by 7 Eleven.
The major convenience stores generally have their own brand of crackers, chips and sweets as well. Here is a selection by 7 Eleven.
An donuts also in the 7 Eleven brand.
An donuts also in the 7 Eleven brand.
Rilakkuma has his own mini snack box at this Lawson store.
Rilakkuma has his own mini snack box at this Lawson store.
These new pocky are particularly tasty. Kiiroitori was looking after these for me.
These new pocky are particularly tasty. Kiiroitori was looking after these for me.
Definitely looks like Spring.
Definitely looks like Spring.
I was surprised to see a Subway inside this Family Mart store. Maybe they are going to team up with more mixed food/brand ideas. Near my house there is a Tullys inside a Family Mart store as well.
I was surprised to see a Subway inside this Family Mart store. Maybe they are going to team up with more mixed food/brand ideas. Near my house there is a Tullys inside a Family Mart store as well.
Weider Jelly has quite a few good themes for their well being jelly. This one is Beauty !
Weider Jelly has quite a few good themes for their well being jelly. This one is Beauty !
This wasnt at the convenience store, but was actually the cake I bought for my birthday. Very tasty. I bought the Kaorina cake with custard cream. The sakura cake looked good to as did the fruits cake.
This wasnt at the convenience store, but was actually the cake I bought for my birthday. Very tasty. I bought the Kaorina cake with custard cream. The sakura cake looked good to as did the fruits cake.
Hersheys is having a go at the convenience store market and has come out with these bite size packs. Lets see how long they remain on the shelves.
Hersheys is having a go at the convenience store market and has come out with these bite size packs. Lets see how long they remain on the shelves.

Hope you had a good Conbini Monday wherever you are.

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23 comments

lithiumangel April 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

wow; the new pocky look incredibly delicious; plus i’m a sucker for strawberry 🙂
The Rilakkuma mini bento’s are cute ! Wonder what’s in them ?
Kinoko no yama looks interesting; never bothered buying those, might have to next time i’m in the area.
Tough nandog; sounds/looks like hotdog; can it be heated or eaten cold ?

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shibuya246 April 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm

If you have never tried the Kinoko no yama then you have not lived 🙂

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Neksus April 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

My brother flew back from Japan tonight.
When he’ll be here visiting I hope he won’t forget my cut of the loot 🙂

Thanks for the series, a few things I wanted come from here, if not a 60-70%!!!
Yeah!

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shibuya246 April 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Let us see some of the photos when the goodies arrive 🙂

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perdomot April 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I love combini Mondays! I’ll be in Tokyo in less than 3 weeks and plan on raiding some stores. Are there any particular stores that you frequent that you would recommend for someone wanting to see as much as possible? I’m assuming they will be in Shibuya.LOL

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shibuya246 April 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Mainly Shibuya. Most of my photos come from Lawson, Family Mart, 7 Eleven and AM PM, although there are other convenience chain stores. Hope you enjoy your visit.

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lithiumangel April 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm

No love for sunkus ? 🙂

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Orchid64 April 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

The edamame sembei are really good as are the fuwa fuwa cakes. I love the one with white beans in it (which I reviewed some time ago, but isn’t in shops right now). The chocolate one was also good!

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Tristan April 6, 2010 at 6:13 am

I love how the maker puts the price on the packaging so it cant be changed! You would not see that in Australia!

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Tristan April 6, 2010 at 6:14 am

mmmmm…crunky AND banana…this is now on the list for my next visit!

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Tristan April 6, 2010 at 6:17 am

‘custard cake of strawberry’….lol

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Tristan April 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

Hope you bought one of these!

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Tristan April 6, 2010 at 6:20 am

Happy birthday btw….hope you enjoyed the cake!!

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whipcracker April 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

Conbini Monday Wk48, Japan Conbini Monday http://bit.ly/9qZm8W Another superb Conbini Monday article. Was having trouble with the tweet meme this morning. Couldn”t get back in till just now. It’s great to see more and more folks commenting on your posts. Always a great way to start off the week. Here in the states our 7-11’s don’t have another company selling food w/in them. They stay w/theire own brand of hot food. Subways and McDonalds can be found in alot of the Walmart stores, though. The one they had in the 1 I worked in the food started tasting like Bleh. The new promotion for the 7-11″s here is for the new Iron Man movie. Will be in their drink section. Not all of them advertise the same way. I found out about this from the 7-11 web site.. Hopefully they will do this better than they did for the Domo-kum promotion. They never had the straws that went w/the cups. so much for my 2 cents over here. everything in todays feature is really yummy looking.
Good to see Rilakkuma back at the point of sale for Lawson
Btw how was your B-Day? Hope it was good and relaxing. Did your family call and wish you happy B-Day? And what did you get, besides the cake?

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whipcracker April 7, 2010 at 6:20 am

Btw, went to the 7-11 down the road today to check on the Iron Man Movie cups. First of all all the had were the Big Gulp cups, nothing smaller. There was an empty display and a smaller box to hold the straws that go w/the cups empty also. When I asked the clerks about it, it seems they didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I just left disgusted. The straws were supposed to have figurines attached to them.

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rakushu April 6, 2010 at 7:43 am

Some of those look tasty, unfortunately not all these products get here. I have to check special stores and even if I do, I know they won’t have them, I should consider myself lucky just to get my hands on some Pocky!

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notyetalotus April 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

Happy Birthday! I agree all the cakes look “delish”. My eye also caught sight of the bag of Milky caramel. I hope our Japanese store called Maruta will carry it. Will have to look on my next visit.

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HELLOKITTYLIMITED April 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Mondays always make me hungry. lol Ate the batch you sent some of us and a little different from what I’m used to but still excellent. I wasn’t sure if those green things were green bean chips but they were delicious.

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bzzya August 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hello!:)
Cake looks soo tasty!
Did you remember – 1260円 it is price for one cake100gramm\1kg?
Thanks you.
You have very intresting reviews of life in Japan 😉

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shibuya246 August 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Thanks 🙂 Yes cake is expensive.

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bzzya August 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Expensive?
Is it mean, that 1260円 – it is cost of 100 gramm of cake?
(sorry for my Engurish :))

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