Toy Story’s Little Green Men Turn Into Delicious Japanese Confections

19.October.2018 | FOOD

Toy Story’s beloved three-eyed aliens are the next to be turned into Japanese confections by Tabemas. They will be released on October 26 at 7-Eleven convenience stores across Japan.

 

‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionary series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. Their products are hugely popular in Japan and are described as being too cute to eat. They have teamed up with a list of popular faces including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Rilakkuma, Doraemon and more.

The Little Green Men confections come in two types: a chestnut flavoured version with their instantly-recognisable green body and blue costume, and a purple sweet potato version with hearts in the eyes.

The flavours are easy to enjoy and have that moist taste a lot of wagashi, or Japanese confections have. All of the colours are naturally produced and one confection contains less than 100kcal, making them a healthier choice.

They are great as a snack, gift or for creating your own army of Little Green Men like above. Head to a 7-Eleven in Japan from October 26 and claw one up yourself!

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    Character themed Japanese sweets brand Tabemas are releasing two new treats for Halloween: one for Rilakkuma who is celebrating his 15th anniversary this year and one for his buddy Korilakkuma. The sweets will be available at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) from October 16.

     

    Tabemas are a sweets company who make wagashi―Japanese style sweets―based on familiar characters. They have teamed up with a list of popular faces including Doraemon, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Winnie the PoohHello Kitty and Pompompurin. The new Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma sweets feature both bears holding a jack-o’-lantern. They’re so cute – where do you even start eating from?

    The company’s name “Tabemas” is a portmanteau of the Japanese word taberareru and the word “mascot,” translating to “mascots that you can eat.” As the name suggests, these delicately crafted treats are made to look just like the characters.

    The name of this Japanese sweet is “nerikiri” which are made from bean paste. The Rilakkuma nerikiri is pumpkin purin flavoured which has both an autumn feel to it and also happens to be Rilakkuma’s favourite food. Korilakkuma is maple flavoured, and both are filled with red bean paste. They look cute but are also authentic Japanese sweets!

     

    If you’re in Japan this month then be sure to find the closest Lawson to you to get your hands on these.

  • Doraemon and Rilakkuma are now edible… but they’re too cute to eat!! ♡

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    Bandai’s Traditional Japanese confectionery  “Tabemasu”or “edible mascot” line of products has a new addition to the series, basing it around one of Japan’s most popular characters “Doraemon”. The new series is called “Tabemasu Doraemon”. This new confectionery series can be purchased in the confectionery department of AEON malls nationwide (excluding Okinawa). The sales of “Tabemasu Rilakkuma”, another series from “Tabemasu” was launched on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at Lawson convenience stores nationwide (Excluding Okinawa).

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    “Tabemasu Doraemon” comes in two varieties including “Doraemon Custard sweet bean paste filling”and “Doraemon’s secret tool Mini Doraemon (Milk flavoured). Both Doraemon and Mini Doraemon are approximately 40mm long and the details of the bells around their necks and the designs of the 4D pocket are elaborate, adding to the cuteness of the design!

     

    The two sweet bean paste flavoured Doraemon taste like custard and milk respectively. The mild taste of these Japanese confectionery goods is what makes them truly charming!

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    “Tabemasu Rilakkuma” includes two Rilakkuma each of two different flavours — Rilakkuma Custard Pudding flavor and Ko-Rilakkuma Milk flavor! Being cute and round, these irresistible Rilakkuma make for the perfect treat. Gaze into their round pupils and you will see for yourself! These Japanese traditional confectionery goods also have a gentle western style flavour, which is why they are worth a try!

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    As the “Tabemasu” edible mascot series is currently selling, please come and try them so that you can see for yourself that they are cute and irresistibly tasty! ♡

     

    ■Information

    「Tabemasu Doraemon」

    Official website: http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/doraemon/

    Available stores:AEON nationwide (Excluding Okinawa),Daiei, MaxValu,(Hokkaido, Tokai central area, the confectionery area of AEON Supercenters (Sequentially released)

    ※In some of the areas listed above, it is possible that some stores do not sell these confectionery products.

     

    「Tabemasu Rilakkuma」

    Official website:http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/rilakkuma/

    Available stores:The chilled desserts corner Lawson convenience stores nationwide (Excluding Okinawa.)

    ※This product is not a regular sale for Lawson stores.
    ※As there is a limited number of these confectionery goods, the sales will end once the product is out of stock.

     

     

  • Kirby Wagashi Sweets Arriving to Lawson Convenience Stores Across Japan

    22.April.2018 | FOOD

    The next series of sweets from wagashi brand Tabemasu is inspired by everybody’s favourite pink puff Kirby from the hit video game series.

     

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    Tabemasu Mochi: Kirby’s Dream Land (2 included / ¥259 pre-tax)

     

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    These are the first in a series of mochi products from Tabemasu, filled with red bean paste and cream. The two designs include Kirby himself and the Maxim Tomato recovery item.

     

    食べマス カービィ 和菓子 ローソン

    The mochi line-up features several facial expressions, like smiling, sleeping, and an undisclosed secret expression. This marks the first secret item to be released from Tabemasu.

     

    食べマス カービィ 和菓子 ローソン
    The chewy mochi texture and soft cream filling go perfect together. Enjoy a choice of custard flavoured cream in the Kirby designs and chocolate cream in the Maxim Tomato.

    食べマス カービィ 和菓子 ローソン

    The mochi arrive at Lawson convenience stores across Japan on April 24, 2018 (excluding Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100). This is a popular series of wagashi which sells out every time, so you might want to get your hands on some quick.

     

    Enjoy these mochi however you like, whether as an afternoon treat, or as a dessert at a spring event in Japan. It’s also the perfect product to post on your social media!

     

    ■Information

    Tabemasu Mochi – Kirby’s Dream World

    Available: At the chilled dessert corner of Lawson stores across Japan.

    *Not sold at Natural Lawson or Lawson Store 100.

    *Limited quantity product. Sales will discontinue once all are sold.

    *The day on which stores stock the product may differ from branch to branch.

    *Select stores will not stock this product.

    On Sale: From April 24, 2018

    Price: ¥259 for 2 (w/tax ¥280)

    Website: http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/m-kirby/

     

    Tabemasu Product Line-up:

    http://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/

    *Photos for illustrative purposes only.

    *Actual product may differ from the photos.

    *Be careful as to not choke on the product.

    *For information on the latest releases, please visit the Bandai Candy Homepage.

    *”食べマス” (Tabemasu) is a registered trademark of Bandai Co., Ltd.

     

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