Japanese Convenience Store Haul #1 – FAMILY MART Snacks & Food | JAPANESE CONVENIENCE STORE FOOD
Hey what’s up everybody, it’s Cory here. I’ve got this video for you guys about some convenience store snacks here in Japan. This is all from Family Mart. So we’ve got a pretty decent spread here. If you guys have never been to Japan before, convenience stores are a thing here. They pretty much provide anything and everything that you need. Stuff for your homes (cleaning products, detergents, batteries, etc.) You can read magazines, you can pay your utility bills at the convenience store. Buy all kinds of food, they’re open 24 hours. It’s a really big part of Japanese culture. There’s a lot of people who are very busy, sometimes they don’t have time to go to the restaurant/supermarket. Or they come home and the restaurant/supermarket is closed, so at least there is the convenience store. It’s cheap, it’s good, it’s filling, the bento (boxed lunch) options are really amazing. And then you can get a whole variety of different things that you’ve probably never seen before. So quickly, I’m just going to over what we have here. We’ve got 2 drinks. We’ve got Calpis Water.
Yes, I said Calpis. Ka-ru-pi-su.
Not “cow piss.” Many foreigners say it sounds like “cow piss.” We have salty lychee drink. I say “lychee”, I know some people see “lee-chee.” I say “lychee.” I’m really interested in this one. We have some wasabi Cheetos-looking things, it looks like some kind of “Kaiju” monster thing on the front, of a wasabi root.
We have one of my favorite things from any convenient store, is the fried chicken from the cash register. Since this is from Family Mart, this is their trademark “Fami-Chiki.” So we’re going to go ahead and get into that. We have some candy here, that’s like rose & strawberry flavored or something. We’ve got a funky little sandwich here, it’s blueberry & cream cheese We’ve got 2 different types of rice balls, one is with pickled plum and red shiso. And the other one is a mixture of I think brown and white rice, and it has baby sardines in it. We’ve got 2 different Choco-Pies, this one is affogato flavor. Affogato guys… it’s like espresso with vanilla ice cream flavored Choco-Pie. And this other one is a matcha Choco-Pie. So I’m really excited to try these out. You guys know Hi-Chu? So this is kind of like the Japanese version of Starbursts, it’s really good. This one is lemon flavored. Then we got this one snack here. Eh-bu-ri-bah-gah.
“Every burger.” And it has a little picture of burgers on it and it’s a chocolate candy, chocolate biscuit and candy, but the fact that it looks like a burger, I thought that was kind of funny. So we’re going to go ahead and try that. Here’s some “ika-soumen.” The noodles are actually squid (ika). It’s thinly sliced squid to make the noodles, and it comes with a little sauce, so this is kind of a neat little snack. And we have some actual buckwheat soba. So this is kind of like an instant little meal here. That we can quickly put together and just eat. Ok, first thing’s first guys, we’re going to get right into this “Fami-Chiki” because it’s still hot from the convenience store. I just got it. And what’s really cool is the packaging.