Jan 14th 2016 | I Heard Through The Grape Vine This is Cheesy
This month's shipment was a box containing three items. This shipment will likely arrive around mid-February. The contents featured chocolate squares, gummy grapes, and cheesy scones.
These cute little chocolate squares come in two flavors. The red squares are milk chocolate strawberry coated biscuits. They're very sweet and come with a satisfying cookie crunch. The white squares are white chocolates filled with Japanese mochi, or pounded rice. It's a really unique taste if you're not used to eating mochi!
Mogi Mogi Grape and Muscot gummies
This large gummy is shaped liked an actual grape vine. The flavors are grape and muscot, but the vine itself is one of my favorite flavors in Japan, melon soda! The chewey gummi candy is really sweet, and actually really pretty looking. It's almost too pretty to eat, but I'm sure you will anyway.
Cheese Fondue Scones
If you've ever had Cheetos then these will feel really familiar. To be honest, these actually taste more like Cheetos from the West than actual Japanese brand Cheetos. Go figure. The crunchy snacks are packed with a cheesy and salty punch. Recently we featured the BBQ flavor in a previous shipment. These are really popular with my students too. Which did you like more, cheese or BBQ?
I recently took a trip to Fukuoka for work related stuff. The place is voted as one of the top places in the world to live in magazines and on a ton of of websites, but I don't really see what the big deal is.
The ramen was good, but my boss said Fukuoka ramen would change my life. The thing about living in Tokyo is that every other place in Japan that supposedly has a secret mountain recipe of ramen also has a shop somewhere in Tokyo that makes that style of ramen.
While the trip didn't blow my mind, returning home did because I was able to take an awful photo of Mount Fuji from my plane! That's pretty cool, right?
I spend a lot of time on Reddit, often on /r/japan. These horror stories about working life in Japan make me extremely glad I'm self-employed.