Cute Panda Sweets Releasing at Ginza Cozy Corner, Ueno Park Lueno

23.September.2018 | FOOD

The Ueno Park Lueno branch of Ginza Cozy Corner will release their new chestnut flavoured “Panda Yaki” on September 22.

 

These sweets are cooked fresh right in front of customers in the shape of a panda’s face – a reference the giant pandas of Ueno Zoo, the animals which the district of Ueno has almost become synonymous with.

The regular Panda Yaki menu comes with four flavours to pick from: custard, chocolate, adzuki bean paste, and cheese. They are popular with customers for not only being delicious, but extremely cute too.

The new entry being added to the menu is chestnut, a very familiar flavour during autumn in Japan. The cooked chewy pastry is filled with subtly sweet chestnut paste with additional diced candied chestnuts for texture.

You can pick up your own Panda Yaki either as a souvenir or to eat in one gulp while strolling around Ueno. Available this autumn only!

 

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Panda Yaki (Chestnut)

Price: ¥145 (Tax Included)
Available: September 22, 2018 – Mid January 2019
Shop: Ginza Cozy Corner Ueno Park Lueno (UENO3153 Bldg. 1F, Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 10:00am-9:00pm [Weekends] 8:00am-9:00pm営業時間:月〜金/ 10:00〜21:00、土日祝/ 8:00〜21:00

*Please be aware that there is a possibility they will sell out.

Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/index.html

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    Ivorish is a shop in Ueno that specialises in making French toast. From June 18 to July 1 they are opening a sweets gift shop at the event space in ecute ueno where you can get your fingers on their kawaii new French toast pudding. You can always count on Ueno for all-things panda thanks to Xiang Xiang, the giant panda at Ueno Zoo.

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    Location: Event Space A, ecute ueno, JR Ueno Station 3F, 7-11 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

    Available: June 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018
    Opening Hours: 8am-10pm (Fridays 10:30pm / Sundays & Holidays 9pm)
    Event Access: https://www.ecute.jp/ueno/access
    Ivorish Website: http://ivorish.com/

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    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has released the Krispy Kreme Premium Panda at its JR Nagoya Takashimaya branch.

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    The new product comes as part of the company’s Krispy Kreme Premium series in the run up to summer and is decorated with a panda, which are hugely popular and adored by kids and adults like in Japan.

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    The cute panda is poking out from inside the doughnut, which is made to look like a bamboo leaf. The head of the panda is made from fluffy whipped cream and the face is drawn in chocolate.

     

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    Address: JR Nagoya Takashimaya 1F North Block, 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00

    TEL: 052-589-2655

     

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    “Sugar Butter Tree,” a shop specialising in cereal sweets, are releasing a new panda design version of their popular snack “Sugar Butter Sand Tree” to commemorate the recent birth of the panda cub in Tokyo’s Ueno Park. They will be sold at all Sugar Butter Tree shops at the JR stations in Greater Tokyo Area from September 20th.

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    This special version features a kawaii panda design on the company’s most popular snack, the “Sugar Butter Sand Tree,” to celebrate the birth of the baby panda at Ueno Park back on June 12th. It is made with sugar butter and well-cooked cereal, branded with a cute panda face, and filled with a milk-scented white chocolate to create a little sandwich snack. When you take the lid off the box you are greeted with rows of adorable panda faces. Not only are they cute, they are delicious too.

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    The theme of the “Panda Sugar Butter Sand” is a “panda party.” All the pandas are gathered together playing beneath the trees that represent the Sugar Butter Tree logo. It looks like a mini picture book with pandas hanging from trees, taking midday naps, and more. It’s fun picking out your favourite panda from the illustration♡

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    ◼︎Information
    Panda Sugar Butter Sand Tree
    Price: Pack of 7 – ¥570 / Pack of 14 – ¥1,000 (*prices are tax incl.)
    On Sale: September 20, 2017
    Shop: Sugar Butter Tree stores at – JR Ueno Station / JR Tokyo Station (Meihinkan South Exit) / JR Shinagawa Station / JR Ōmiya Station / Various locations in Tokyo Station / Tokyo Solamachi 販 売 店:シュガーバターの木JR 上野駅店・JR 東京駅店 銘品館南口・JR 品川駅店・JR 大宮駅店ほか、東京駅構内数ヶ所・東京ソラマチでも販売
    Official Website: http://www.sugarbuttertree.jp/

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