Tag Archives: Japan

  • Pepsi Christmas Cola Tastes Like Japanese Holiday Cake

    Pepsi Christmas Cola Tastes Like Japanese Holiday Cake

    In North America, Coca-Cola is probably more associated with Christmas than Pepsi is, thanks to those iconic advertisements starring Santa Claus (there’s even a persistent but untrue urban legend that the modern visualization of Santa was invented by Coke’s advertising team way back in the day). But over in Japan, the land of food and […]

  • KFC Bath Bomb Introduced by KFC Japan

    KFC Bath Bomb Introduced by KFC Japan

    What can one even say at this point? KFC is one of several fast food chains involved in a never-ending competition to see who can come up with the wildest, craziest promotional gimmicks, all in search of those elusive Facebook and Twitter shares. The latest example? A KFC Bath Bomb developed by KFC Japan. The […]

  • Starbucks Mystery Frappuccino Coming to Japan

    Starbucks Mystery Frappuccino Coming to Japan

    In North America we have the Zombie Frappuccino coming to celebrate the Halloween season. In Japan, Starbucks is opting for a more mysterious approach – literally in this case, as the Starbucks mystery frappuccino doesn’t even appear to have an official name. To all outward observation, the Starbucks mystery frappuccino looks just like a regular […]

  • Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    I don’t know how many people out there are still drinking Coke for the caffeine, given how many other more heavily caffeinated beverage options are available out there. But Coke fans in Japan now have access to a drink with not only fifty percent more caffeine than a comparable serving of Coke, but fifty percent […]

  • Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    We are all on a highway called “weird Kit Kat bars in Japan,” and I don’t want to freak you out but honestly? I have no idea where this road is going. I do know what the latest exit is, though – a horrifying concoction known as Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, best described in […]

  • Wild Rock: Wendy’s Japan Unveils Sandwich with Beef Patty Buns

    Wild Rock: Wendy’s Japan Unveils Sandwich with Beef Patty Buns

    Many of us remember the carb-free craze of the early 2000s, when everyone became obsessed with cutting bread and other sources of carbs from their diets, and for some reason replacing them with as much meat as possible. These resulted in some interesting food oddities in the United States, but the trend appears to live […]

  • Gateau Mignon Kit Kat Bars are Filled with Cake

    Gateau Mignon Kit Kat Bars are Filled with Cake

    Ah, the Kit Kat bar, a decadent treat if enjoyed properly, that is, by eating all three bars at once and making no apologies. In Japan, though, Nestle has been experimenting with new ways to manufacture the Kit Kat bar, as with the new Gateau Mignon Kit Kat with a premium cake filling. The Gateau […]

  • American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    If you’ve been in a Japanese Starbucks location recently, you may have been surprised to see a thick slice of Americana on the menu: The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino, a pink cherry-flavored concoction that comes with a (probably) delicious lid made out of piecrust. The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino isn’t just a chance for Starbucks […]