I quite like this bloke on the front of some sort of candy wrapper here in Tokyo’s 7/11. Whoever decided on him as a mascot for this snack somehow also decided that a look saying “Wait! Eat this and suffer intolerable constipation!” was the perfect way to advertise this product. I’d have done the same thing, actually, which probably goes to show why I didn’t last too long in advertising.
I love that you can get anything in 7/11 here. Some of the food is positively gourmet! I’ve not seen packaged cuisine of this calibre since I left the UK – they definitely don’t have this in South America or Indonesia.
I’m fascinated by foods in foreign countries… especially packaged foods that look as happy to see me as I am them. I could literally spend hours in a supermarket abroad. It’s not just me though right? I mean, this stuff is amazing! Plus, you can tell a lot about a nation by what they eat. The Japanese are all kids at heart because they enjoy messing with regular things like these Kit Kats here… mixing shiz up, adding an element of surprise. They’ve turned them green. Green for God’s sake. Genius.
Tokyo is awesome!