Category Archives: Japanese

Japan’s Appetizing and Adorable Every Burger!

The folks making candy in Japan have long had a special talent for the unusual, exotic, and downright adorable.  After all, this is the confectionery culture that brought us chocolate-covered tree stumps and over 100 different flavors of Kit Kat.  … Continue reading

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The History and Triumphant Return of Crispy M&M’s!

After vanishing from American store shelves for the last decade, Mars has brought Crispy M&M’s back from the grave.  I first spotted their newly-minted bright green packages a month ago and by now they should be available across the country. … Continue reading

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CountdownToHalloween Past Years Recap – Part Two of Two!

Yesterday, as part of a two-part flashback recap, I presented a collection of my favorite CountdownToHalloween entries from past years.  Those posts showcased items that were largely contemporary in nature, so today I’ll be following that up by putting a … Continue reading

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Top-Ten Weirdest Flavors of Candies You Love!

Today we’re going to look at some of the weirdest and most unexpected flavors and brand extensions from classic candies you know and love.  These are some of my favorite things to track down and uncover in the world of … Continue reading

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Mentos – Then-and-Now and Around-the-World!

The Mentos brand falls along the outer edge of the core confectionery category that I usually cover here on the site.  In most cases it’s more mint than candy, though sometimes it is a fruit-flavored chew and hence more typically … Continue reading

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New for 2013: Nestle-Japan’s Pumpkin Pudding Halloween Kit Kats!

For today’s “New for 2013” post, we’re jumping to the other side of the globe to check out Nestle-Japan’s limited edition Kit Kat flavor for the 2013 Halloween season:  Pumpkin Pudding!

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Bubblicious Bubblegum Packs from Japan!

On February 7th of 2012 (only the second day of publication for this site) I wrote a short post about Bubblicious gum that mentioned my colorful collection of nine different Japanese Bubblicious packs. Since then my collection has nearly doubled … Continue reading

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