Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Confections by Tabemas Coming to Lawson Convenience Stores

14.October.2019 | FOOD

Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next products will be Halloween-themed Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma sweets. They will go on sale at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) on October 15, 2019.

These adorable confections are so cute it’s hard to choose where to even start eating them from! Both versions are wearing snug pumpkin hats.

‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

 

To keep with the theme of autumn, Rilakkuma is pumpkin pudding flavoured (which is his favourite treat) and Korilakkuma is maple flavoured.

 

Stop by the ubiquitous Lawson convenience store while in Japan and grab yourself one of these treats for Halloween.

 

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    Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

     

    Osaka Café
    Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

     

    ©Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS1996

     

     

    Leo Lionni Cafe x Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 (April 3 – July 31)

    Leo Lionni was a children’s picture book illustrator and author whose famous works include Swimmy and Frederick. His works were so popular that they even appear in textbooks! Dishes will be inspired by both Frederick and Swimmy. These are the world’s first ever collaborative cafes with Lionni, so check the link below to see all the different delicious dishes!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/181236

     

    ◼︎Information

    Leo Lionni Concept Cafe

    Running: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 ー Wednesday 31st July 2019

    Opening hours: 11:00 ー 21:00 (Food last orders: 20:00/Drinks: 20:30)

    Location: Sunday Brunch Marronnier Gate, Ginza 1 (4th floor)

    2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official website: http://leolionnicafe.com/

     

     

    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan this spring, be sure to dine at all the character cafés you can!

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