May 14th 2016 | Cuteness Overload.🍬🍬

Hi, I hope this email finds you well. Here's the explanation email for the box we sent on May 14th, containing three items: cute worms, sticks and hearts.

Kabaya Karipori Soda Sticks

These Karipori sticks taste like cola and grape soda. They even fizzle! As usual, Japan keeps the onomatopoeia puns coming with "kari", meaning "to snap", and "pori", which is the sound your teeth make when you crunch. These may also have the strongest cola and soda flavors I've ever experienced in Japanese candy. They may very well be the crunchiest too!

Kabaya Karipori Soda Sticks

Himitsu no Cocotama Strawberry Snack

Japan has so many mascots, that if it doesn't involve kamehameha waves or spirit guns, I can't keep up. Regardless, Wikipedia has informed me that this is a popular children's anime featuring spiritual successors to Tamagotchi, further proving that I'm just too old, because I totally thought Tamagotchis were still a thing. These strawberry snacks have a cereal-like texture and come in the shape of cute little hearts. They even taste like sweet cereal! I wouldn't be surprised if they go great with milk. To the science room!

Himitsu no Cocotama Strawberry Snack

Popin' Cookin' Nyoki Nyoki Kororon

Here's YouTube video that shows how to make the kit.

First off, nyoki nyoki is the undeniably cute sound Japanese use to describe something wiggly, and kororon is the needlessly complicated word/sound for rolling like a ball. It's also the name of the critters on the package. Who knows if this is another pun. Basically just think of these little critters as if they're alive! They are cream based, and come in a mix between orange, grape and melon sweet and sour flavors. They practically melt in your mouth!

Follow these directions to make your own edible wiggles:

Start by pouring the pink package mix into the white bowl.

Add two little cups of water using the included tool.


Press the pink divider tray into your white bowl/mixture, making cute creamy critter.

Pour the orange, grape and melon flavors into pink tray.

Light shake and coat creamy wiggles.

Press and shake again! (five or six times)

Popin' Cookin' Nyoki Nyoki Kororon

I have been very busy with work. Don't ever let anyone tell you teaching English is an easy job. I haven't I had a lot of time to have fun or take pictures, but me and my girlfriend did visit Odaiba last week. We found a really fun Vs. game. Two people press a button as fast as they can, and whoever is slower gets a nice wallop from the hammer. Think heavens the hammer was plastic, otherwise I wouldn't be typing this right now.

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