【Special Deal】100 lucky students can get their fingers on an all-you-can-eat 100kg portion Jagariko for ¥100!

10.November.2016 | FOOD

“Jagariko” is a long selling potato stick snack brand that was established in 1995 from snack food maker Calbee. To celebrate the brand releasing its 100th flavour (salt and sesame oil) of the tasty, crunchy snack, the Calbee PLUS store located on Takeshita Street – the heart and soul of Harajuku – will be holding a special one-day all you can eat event on Monday November 14th from 14:30 for 100 lucky students. They will have chance to snack on 100kg of “Jagariko” together for just ¥100!!

The event is targeted towards 100 students and will be held in 7 separate 30-minute intervals where they will be able to snack on as much Jagariko as they can in the limited time they have! It will be held between 14:00-16:00 and tickets will be given out there directly on a first-come-first-serve basis. Not only can students pig out on as much snacks as they’d like, but they will also receive their very own Jagariko cup and some souvenir Jagakiro to take home with them☆


If you’re a student living in Japan, be sure to have your ID on you and head on over to Harajuku to get your fill of Jagariko!

“Jagariko” All You Can Eat Event
Time/Date: Monday November 14th, 2016
①14:30~15:00 ②15:10~15:40 ③15:50~16:20(※Data will be collected)
④16:30~17:00 ⑤17:10~17:40 ⑥17:50~18:20⑦18:30~19:00
Location: Calbee PLUS Harajuku Takashita Street, 2nd Floor
1 Chome-16-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 (along Takeshita Street) ※5-minute walk from the JR Harajuku Station


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    13.December.2016 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

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    Taiyoro Kyoto Royal Hotel Store

    Address: Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa B1F, Sanjoagaru, Kawaramachidori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto


    Taiyoro Kyoto Shijo-Kawaramachi Store

    Address:Yu-ittoikezen Bld. B1F, 88 Nishiiruma, Shijo-Kawaramachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto




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    Special website URL: http://cp.pocky.jp/photo/

    Official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/pockypretz11



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