PokéNeco Dolce by Econeco

A couple of weeks ago I read at Super Cute Kawaii that Econeco will launch a new line of products. I was surprised to find out that they have teamed up with Pokemon for a collaboration that has worked out very well. It’s so nice to see Pikachu, Jiglypuff (eeek) and Marrill in soft pastel tones.

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The PokéNeco DOLCE items will be for sale in Japan at the end of April, but you can already preorder them at JapanStuffs

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I’ve got my eyes on the Pikachu Brooch Set and find the JigglyPuff plush also hard to resist.

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If you are a fan of the original Econeco art, you should check out Strapya World, where Unica the Pancake Unicorn plush is hiding out!

Kawaii Japanese Snack Finds in Amsterdam

Whenever I’m in Amsterdam I usually stop by Toko Dun Yong. This is a Chinese supermarket near the Central Station, where you can find lots of Asian food, snacks and kitchenware. This time I discovered some new Japanese snacks in their assortment and would like to share them with you (visually that is ;)).

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I remember the package of this snack from the interwebs and was so happy to see ‘in real live’! I sorted through the packages to find the nicest one -compulsive blogger tendencies- while Metin kindly waited for me ❥

So what is this Tohato Caramel Corn all about? The snack itself looks a bit like fried shrimps, so I feared the worst. BUT I can honestly say that I really enjoyed the taste, it’s sweet (although not too sweet) and the texture feels nice as well. I’ll definitely pick up another pack of Strawberry Caramel Corn on my next trip.

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Next up are two packs of Morinaga Bolu-Chan Planet candy:

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With the white Bolu-Chans I expected a mint flavor, but I still haven’t got a clue what they are supposed to taste like. The chew candy tasted artificial and it stuck to my teeth, so this might not be the best choice healthwise ;)
The darker Bolu-Chans taste like cola and I prefer them over the undefined white ones. But I think this is a candy you can do without, although the illustrated packages look great.

At the candy shelf I also noticed that Dun Yong now sells some Kracie DIY candy kits! I still have a couple of DIY kits at home, so that’s why I decided to buy a pack of Kracie Puchitto Kudamono Grape Candy:

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Upon opening the package I noticed a strong (slightly chemical) grape scent. Inside you’ll discover 10 snacks shaped like a bunch of grapes. Now the fun part is that you can actually pull the grapes off ^_^ The candy tastes both sweet and sour which I enjoyed, but it might not be for everyone. Also I wouldn’t recommend eating the whole bag at once, because my sugar level already spiked after eating one bunch of grapes with a couple of Bolu-Chans.

Other snacks -from Toko Dun Yong or similar shops- that I can recommend are Koala’s March cookies, Wasabi Snack Jacks en Pizza Pretz.

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What is your favourite Asian candy or snack?

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