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Oh jeez, so. I just bought
earlier. I originally only went because I had this strange craving for Hi Chews, but the pretty packaging (the girl in mine is holding a dog though) caught my eye.
So, I knew I was buying plum, right? I mean, it's not hard to see the hiragana for "UME" on the bag when you buy it.

So I'm home, my brother and I are lol'ing at stuff, and I open the bag and admire the pretty wrapping. And then I stick one in my mouth. The first thought I have is "OH MY GOD, THIS TASTES LIKE SHIT". I conveniently forgot that I had seen these candies once before and they were PICKLED plum candies. All these memories flooded back to me from Japan, where I had my first convenience store onigiri with pickled plum. My friend and I didn't know wtf was in mine at first, but it looked kinda like a testicle.

But I kept eating it anyway, and somehow after 15 seconds or so it tasted really good? I don't know how it went from "oh shi-" to "do want", but it did. Maybe it was that light powder on the candy. Maybe I adjust to tastes fast. WHO KNOWS. All I know is that I can't stop eating them now.


Long story short, these are miraculously awesome. I also imagine I can play some pretty hilarious jokes on friends who don't expect the taste.
It seems to me as if activity has slowed lately~


Between the time between this review and my last review, I became a proud husband. The lady's name is Shinikaru-chan.

When one first places a wasabi pea on their tongue, for a moment they are underwhelmed.  It's as if thou are eating a bland peanut.  However, when one commences a sucking motion with their tongue, an overwhelming, but pleasant and refreshing SPICE fills their throat and nostrils.  I am crying happy tears as I write this review.  For full effect, please eat a mouthful at a time.  (´・ω・`)

However, wasabi peas unfortunately are not all merrytime pleasure.  The feeling of the peas as you chew them is unpleasant, as if you are chewing something moist.  And the flavor of the peas is barely palatable, reminding moi of a dehydrated "cup o noodle" pea, not that i would dine on such peasant food.

overall, i give wasabi peas 3/5 monocles





this is how fatafille feels all the time

Throughout my peregrinations in Weeaboo land, I have heard often of "melon pan". Next to the incorrigible Pocky, it is said to be the Holy Grail of Japanese junk cuisine. Ahhahahum. So seeing it on the ledge in my dearest "Tokyo Discount" emporium, I knew at once that I must purchase this "melon pan". I was fervent to open the packaging parchment, and unfortunately as I did so, some sort of liquid sugar or "frosting" came onto mine digits. Melon pan was already coming into hassels from which I am afraid, it does not rise from.


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Today is the day. After years of tension and conflict- of bitter partisan strife, of hatred, of prejudice, of struggle- at long last the time has come to settle the score on what is arguably one of the toughest issues facing the Japanese snack food community today. I shall not rehash the details of this age-old debate; the ugliness of the past is well known and needn't be dredged up on this day of reckoning.

Today the conflict comes to an end; today we shall have an answer.


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Jun. 27th, 2007



When one first comes upon the phrase 'shrimp-flavored chips,' a cornucopia of images may come to mind: shrimp, flavor, chips...
Personally, when I first encountered a product claiming to taste like my third favorite shellfish, my imagination ran amok with fantasies of what awaited me, concealed in this garish plastic tomb.

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