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Convience Store Finds in Japan | TILT

I’ve been to Japan thrice and one of the things that I truly enjoy is going to their convinience stores and I tell you there are a gazillion of this out there! Just walk around the area a little bit and you’ll stumble upon a “konbini,” sooner rather than later. There’s plenty of variety & well-stocked Shelves. You’ll find almost everything you need from food, to beauty products and (even R-rated) magazines. But to keep this post in-line, I’ll only be talking about these top 3 yummies that I found. And I swear, if hording was illegal… I’m guilty as charged.

Chocolate Peanut Clusters. As a little girl, it was the ‘special treat’ I always picked out. They are not only crazy delicious but are so easy to make. It, being not a common snack here in Manila, my grandma would make a plate full of these yummies whenever I behaved well. So when I saw these in Japan, it gave me that nostalgic vibe.

Milk & Egg Pudding. It is unlike anything I’ve had. It’s freaking delicious! The first time I got to try this in Tokyo, I horded a convenience store. Even in Osaka, the first thing I did was to check if they had these too.

I’m addicted, in fact, one of the saddest moments of my life was when the Japanese customs held me a bit and confiscated my hand-carry ecobag full of Milk & Egg Pudding because they were considered as ‘liquid’ which, I beg to disagree. I horded a nearby convenience store the night before my flight.

Sadly, I couldn’t remember the last item on my list. It’s written in Japanese and when I asked the cashier he just said ‘Pudding’. But tell you what, it’s one of the best desserts that I’ve had.

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