Monday, May 18, 2009

jasmine tea kit-kats

I just love trying out new kisetsu gentei treats (seasonal - only available for a short time) here in Japan. Things come and go like the wind, and as soon as you find something you like, it's guaranteed to disappear overnight (like my beloved kimchi onigiri with salty Korean nori seaweed wrapper that 7-11 used to carry). You have to grab for all the gusto you can, while you can.

So when I ran into 7-11 yesterday to pay some bills, I just happened to pass through the chocolate section and see these jasmine-tea delights. And I had to buy a packet to satisfy my curiosity. MMMMMMMMMMMMM. Just like the back of the box says, the fragrance of the tea adds a fun kick to the chocolate.

Only in Japan! (As far as I know - correct me if I'm mistaken.)

9 comments:

K and S said...

I love the different seasonal treats that Japan has...will look for these :9

Ivy said...

Wow, I love kit-kats but never seen these before. They sound amazing.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Very interesting... Jasmine and chocolate :)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

K and S - Hope you find some! I've only ever seen them at 7-11, but haven't looked in depth.

Ivy - They are totally amazing!

Coffee and Vanilla - It's a wonderful combo! Hope you can try it sometime.

K and S said...

so far they aren't at our 7-11 :(

Fuji Mama said...

I totally miss the fun of watching for the new seasonal treats!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

K and S - I'm going to Ito Yokado today (which I'm sure you know is linked to 7-11), so I'll check for them there and get some for you if I see them.

FM - I know I would miss it if we left!

Sara at Miller Moments: said...

What cracked me up about this post is "I ran into 7-11 to pay some bills." I know that something is lost in translation here, because can you even imagine doing that here in the states? :) You'll have to fill me in - is the local 7-11 also responsible for your water, gas and electricity? :)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Sara, yeah, I guess I should've explained that one! You can pay your bills here at the post office or almost any convenience store. Since the Japanese economy operates almost entirely on cash (no checks at all and hardly any credit card or debit card usage to pay for things), you pay your bills in cash, no matter how many hundreds of dollars you have to carry around in your purse. It's just completely normal here! And you pay your health bills and any kind of taxes at banks, in cash. I've been known to have up to $1,000 in my wallet at any one time. Crazy, hey. You certainly wouldn't do that in the States!!!