Oct 28th 2017 | There Be Buried Treasure, ARGGG!
This email explains what was in the October 28th candy shipment, which should arrive around the world around the end of November.
The items in the box are: Calbee Mild Salt Hard Potato Chips, Pretty Cure Colorful Chocolate, Chibi Sours Yogurt Gummy and Hore Hore Chocolate Gummy.
Calbee Mild Salt Hard Potato Chips
Calbee is the go-to potato chip company for most Japanese. Their potato chips come directly from potato farms and factories in Hokkaido, the potato capital of Japan. These mild salt flavored crips are extra hard. In the West, you would probably compare them to kettle style potato chips. They pack quite a satisfying crunch.
Pretty Cure Colorful Chocolate
This candy that is definitely not M&Ms comes in a cute package featuring characters from the popular anime series for girls, "Pretty Cute". The sweet milk chocolates are covered in a crispy and tasty shell. The box is quite innovative itself in that you can easily slide the box open and close, and comes with a spill-proof hole.
Chibi Sours Yogurt Gummy
Despite the title, these gummies are not very sour, and that is coming from a weakling when it comes to sour candy. The sugar coated gummies are a yogurt fans delight: Plain, strawberry, pineapple and lime flavors make up this sweet treat. Each taste is distinct and comes with a strong yummy yogurt aftertaste.
Hore Hore Chocolate Gummy
This is a great example of Japanese candy: Equally fun and tasty. There are over 10 various shapes of gummy candies you can discover hidden inside this milk chocolate, including swords, skulls, and gold, and even super rare and equally big dinosaurs. You can either dig with your hands like I did for a messy experience or use a spoon like an actual archeologist! The "treasure" itself is delicious orange and lemon flavored gummies. While you could eat this candy as intended, no one is going to judge you for biting into like a chocolate bar.
<Aaron> Tokyo is not just a haven for geeks, but it doesn't hurt being a geek and living in Tokyo either. I've recently got into tabletop gaming. It's something I've always wanted to try. This particular game is based on star wars. My character is a giant rabbit (of course). I didn't expect games to last 7 hours at a time though!
<Bemmu> In the previous newsletter I asked if there would be interest for a service which would send Gashapon toy capsules. Since only two people replied (thanks Eric and James!), I assume that means "no". Back to the drawing board!