Shockingly Cute Pikachu Designs Featured On Cola Flavoured Puré Gummies
Japanese confectionery company KANRO has joined pika-paws with Pikachu for the second time to feature the beloved Pokémon on the cola flavour their Puré gummies. They will be released in Japan from July 21, 2020 in limited quantities.
The collaboration brings together delicious Puré gummies, which are always by people’s sides in Japan to support them, and Pikachu, your cute Pokémon partner. It is their second collaboration, following the one back in June.
The flavour in question is the “Electric Tropica,” a mix of pineapple, mango and banana juice together with some Pikachu electricity which comes from the cola flavour. The combination of gelatin and pectin gives the gummies their satisfyingly chewy flavour. The candies themselves are Pikachu-shaped, while the packaging comes in four different Pikachu designs which scream summertime.
Additionally, the packaging of the regular lemon, grape, and muscat flavours of Puré will also feature Pikachu paw prints on them for a limited time.
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Puré Gummy Pokémon Electric Tropica 2
Release Date: July 21, 2020 (date may differ from store to store)
Price: ¥150 (Tax Included)
Special Site: https://www.kanro.jp/pure/pure_pika/
Make Your Own Original KitKat at Tokyo’s KitKat Chocolatory Miyashita Park Shibuya
31.July.2020 | FOOD
Nestlé Japan is opening a new branch of KitKat Chocolatory inside Shibuya’s new shopping mall Miyashita Park on August 4, 2020.
KitKat Chocolatory is a direct-to-consumer chain, serving premium, handcrafted KitKats made with top quality ingredients and production methods under full direction by Takagi Yasumasa―the owner and chef of LE PATISSIER TAKAGI. Its product line-up features a range perfect as gifts to friends, family and co-workers, or as a treat to yourself.
Japan is home to eight KitKat Chocolatory branches. The new Miyashita Park Shibuya branch will open as the fourth in Tokyo, as well as the first where you can create your own KitKat products.
My KITKAT: ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
“My KITKAT” comes as the world’s first KitKat service where consumers can create their own original chocolate bars.
KitKat Waffle: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Soft Cream: ¥630 (Before Tax)
KitKat Chocolatory Miyashita Park Shibuya will also sell a variety of unique and exclusive KitKat desserts, like luxurious soft serve ice cream topped with couverture chocolate. It will also offer a cafe menu created by Nespresso, where customers can pair Chocolatory desserts with seasonal coffee menus, and more.
Shibuya-esque wall art will decorate the interior of the shop, making for plenty of photo opportunities.
KitKat Chocolatory Miyashita Park Shibuya
Grand Opening: August 4, 2020
Address: Miyashita Park South 2F, 6-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:00)
Official Website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/chocolatory/
Laforet Harajuku’s Midsummer Takeaway Desserts Include Cinnamoroll Goodies
31.July.2020 | FOOD
Eight shops inside Laforet Harajuku are participating in the shopping mall’s midsummer takeout dessert event which is taking place from August 1 to 31. This includes the new milk dessert shop “MILK MILK MILK” which opened as the first branch in Japan on July 17 this year. Desserts and merchandise of Sanrio’s popular character Cinnamoroll, who won this year’s 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking, will also be sold.
café de paris | Floor B1F
Many Many Fruits Sandwich: Mango ¥626 / Green Grape ¥561 (Tax Included) *Takeout only
Fresh fruit is packed onto these adorable looking sweet sandwiches.
CAFE CREPE | Floor 1F
Honey Summer Orange: ¥730 (Tax Included) *Takeout only
Another cute summer dessert finished with swirls of fresh cream, fresh orange, and a round dollop of ginger ice cream.
MILK MILK MILK! | Floor 2F
Milk Bottle Smoothie: ¥880 (Tax Included) *Takeout and have-in
Served in a cute milk bottle, what better way to cool down than with a cool strawberry smoothie?
Cinnamoroll Milk Pudding: ¥1,078 (Tax Included) *Takeout and have-in
Cinnamoroll Sky Beaker Parfait: ¥1,048 (Tax Included) *Have-in only
There are two tasty Cinnamoroll desserts to choose from, including the milk pudding made with Hokkaido milk and a parfait with a gradient or jelly and chocolate mint ice cream, topped with mint, and served in a beaker.
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Laforet Harajuku Summer Takeout Menu
Running: August 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Official Website: https://www.laforet.ne.jp/
4 Must-Try Colourful & Kawaii Cream Sodas in Kyoto
The rainy season in Japan, known as Tsuyu, is finally coming to a close, which means the real summer is right around the corner. And what better way to stay cool in Japan during the summertime than with a glass of coo, refreshing cream soda?
We’ve compiled a list of 4 must-try cream sodas in Kyoto recommended by Tiara on Instagram, who posts photos on her Instagram of drinks and desserts she tries around the Kanto region of Japan, and who has kindly provided us with photos on this occasion too.
and C Kyoto | Kita-ku
Yellow Cream Soda / White Cream Soda / Red Cream Soda / Blue Cream Soda
and C Kyoto is a stylish bar, cafe, and second hand clothes store located right by Hirano Shrine. They serve four different colours of their cream soda which look super cute when lined up in a row.
and C Kyoto
Address: 30 Hirano Kamihatchōyanagichō, Kita-ku, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 12:00-23:00
BABBI GELATERIA KYOTO | Gion Shijo
Mango Passion / Classic Blue / Amaou Strawberry
BABBI GELATERIA KYOTO is located along the Kamo River and is famous for its gelato. They also sell some super refreshing cream sodas topped with their tasty gelato.
BABBI GELATERIA KYOTO
Address: 134 Saitocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 13:00-20:00 (Temporary hours due to COVID-19)
Official Website: http://www.babbi.co.jp/showcase/gelateria-kyoto/
Kissa Zou | Imadegawa
Pudding a la Mode / Lemon Squash & Elephant Cookie
This cute cream soda comes with an elephant-shaped cookie. The custard pudding has a rich eggy flavour.
Address: 440-3 Santeichō, Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Orders 17:00)
No Fixed Holidays
Bread, Espresso & Arashiyama Garden | Arashiyama
Cherry Blossom Cream Soda
This old cafe is renovated from an old family estate which was built at the end of the Edo Period and is designated as a cultural property of Kyoto. This beautiful cafe coincides with the gardens and has gorgeous thatched roofing.
Bread, Espresso & Arashiyama Garden
Address: 45-15 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last Orders 17:00)
Official Website: https://bread-espresso.jp
Tiara has lots of other delicious dessert recommendations over on her Instagram, so be sure to follow her if you’re travelling in the Kansai region and are in need of a sweet treat.
Original Text & Photo: ＠happy_pinkrose_tiara
Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
*The information about the items on this list are correct at the time of publishing. For the latest information, please visit each cafe’s official websites and social media pages.
Pikachu Ice Lollies and Frappe to Arrive at Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe This Summer
The Pokémon Cafe in Ikebukuro, Tokyo is introducing some refreshing Pikachu sweet treats to its menu this summer, beginning on August 1.
Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar | ¥650 (Before Tax)
First up on the is the tropical pineapple flavoured ice bar which comes with four different variations of Pikachu’s adorable face. There’s also two different packaging designs which come in blue or pink.
Pikachu Tail Chocolate Banana Frappe | ¥700 (Before Tax)
Drink Sleeve | ¥550 (Before Tax)
For drinks, the Pokémon Cafe is serving up a chocolate banana frappe topped with Pikachu’s tail made from chocolate. The drink comes with a free sleeve of Pikachu’s chubby face.
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Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe
Address: Sunshine City Alpa 2F, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/pikachu_sweets/
*Opening hours subject to change. Please check the official website before travelling.
*Duration of these limited-time menu items subject to change without notice.
*Available while supplies last.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual products may differ in colour and design.
Dragon Ball Confections Kamehameha Into FamilyMart Convenience Stores in Japan
Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats are Dragon Ball Super inspired. The sweets were released at FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan on July 28, 2020.
‘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.
Tabemas Dragon Ball Super: ¥369 Before Tax | 1 set of 2
The confection designs include the iconic Dragon Balls from the series up to Seven-Stars, as well as Shenron.
Shenron is matcha-flavoured. Using nerikiri dough, Tabemas has brought the dragon god to life with his iconic red gaze, whiskers, and tail. Each of the seven Dragon Balls are filled with custard cream. One set of these confections comes with both Shenreon and one of the Dragon Balls, so fans can enjoy both flavours.
As well as all of the seven Dragon Balls, there are two secrets ones too. What exactly they are requires a trip to FamilyMart.
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Tabemas Dragon Ball Super
Released: July 28, 2020
Available: At the chilled desserts section of FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Official Website: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/dragonball/
CASETiFY Releases Pokémon Smartphone Cover Collection Worldwide
CASETiFY is releasing another new collection of Pokémon smartphone covers which will be available to purchase online worldwide this summer.
CASETiFY is a global lifestyle brand established in LA that has enjoyed hugely popularity with celebrities and influences around the world for their services that enable you to customise your digital devices from smartphones to Apple Watches and more.
The company has teamed up with Pokémon on numerous occasion, the last being in collaboration with New York and London-based artist duo Craig & Karl.
Featuring original designs, CASETiFY’s new Pokémon collection was made in their own CASETiFY studio. Set to be a series featuring multiple collections, the first will drop on August 12, 2020 at 17:00 (JST) on their official website. Users can now sign up to their Pokémon Waitlist for early pre-sales.
CASETiFY & Pokémon Collection 1: ¥2,700~¥13,200
The first collection is inspired by the themes “Past, Present, Future,” and takes on 90’s themed designs like checkerboard and tie-dye.
Designs include familiar Pokémon faces like Pikachu, Squirtle, Magikarp, Cubone, and more.
Other items in the collection include iPhone cases, AirPod ring cases, Apple Watch bands, iPad cases, MacBook cases, and more. Browse CASETiFY online to see their full stock.
CASETiFY & Pokémon Collaboration
Pre-Sales: July 27, 2020
General Release: August 12, 2020
Product Page: https://www.casetify.com/ja_JP/pokemon
Tokyo Banana’s New Disney Sweets Collection Looks Delicious
Japan’s popular confectionery souvenir shop Tokyo Banana is collaborating with Disney for one week from July 29 to August 7 at the Hankyu Umeda branch of Tokyo Banana in Osaka.
Officially named the “Disney SWEETS COLLECTION by Tokyo Banana,” the line-up brings together the iconic Disney characters and centres them around the company’s brand concept which is to bring happiness to all who see and taste their products.
Mickey Mouse Pancake Sandwich: ¥1,080 for 4 / ¥1,382 for 6 (Tax Inclusive)
A box of “Mickey Mouse Pancake Sandwiches” contains baked, deliciously fluffy treats filled with soft cream. They come in two shapes: Mickey’s face and the iconic Tokyo Banana. The Mickey ones contain caramel cream and roasted almonds while the Tokyo Banana designs are filled with banana milk cream and chocolate chips.
Mickey Mouse Chocolate Sandwich: ¥1,080 for 12 / ¥2,160 for 24
The “Mickey Mouse Chocolate Sandwich” are crunchy cat tongue biscuits which have Tokyo Banana’s distinct milky flavour. They are made to be like a delicious banana milkshake you can eat and contain rich chocolate.
Mickey Mouse Pancake Sandwich / Mickey Mouse Chocolate Sandwich
Running: July 29, 2020 – August 4, 2020
Available: Tokyo Banana Hankyu Umeda
Official Website: https://www.tokyobanana.jp/disney/
Positively Peachy Desserts Whipped Up at Cafe Comme Ca’s Second Peach Fair
27.July.2020 | FOOD
Cafe Comme Ca has announced that its second “Peach Blossom Spring Story” fair will run at several branches (see below) from August 1, 2020 to August 26, 2020. Sweet-tooths and peach lovers won’t be able to resist this fruity dessert line-up, including a cake made using a type of peach known as the “Miss Peach” from Fukushima Prefecture.
Cafe Comme Ca is a chain of cafes in Japan known for its artistic cakes which are made using fresh and specially selected fruits from across Japan.
Peach & Raspberry Cream Shortcake: Single Slice ¥1,100 (¥1,200 at the Ginza Branch) *Tax inclusive
An immaculate combination of fresh, sweet peaches and fluffy sponge. Enjoy together with the sweet and sour kick from the raspberry cream.
Miss Peach Cake: Single Slice ¥1,100 (¥1,400 at the Ginza Branch) *Tax inclusive
Made with rich, sweet Miss Peach peaches from Fukushima Prefecture, this cake has a fromage blanc base.
*The following branches will serve with white peaches from Okayama instead: Kyoto, Keihan City Mall, Sanyo Department Store, Fukuya Hatchobori, Fukuya Hiroshima Station, MITSUKOSHI Matsuyama, Fukuoka VIORO, and Izutsuya Kokura. Price: Single Slice ¥1,200.
Peach & Grape Cake: Single Slice ¥900 (Tax Included)
Laced with fresh peach juice and decorated beautifully with super sweet grapes. The mascarpone base is a match made in heaven.
*The Ginza branch will use peaches and grapes from Nagano Prefecture. Price: Single Slice ¥1,100.
Peach & Mango Cake: Single Slice ¥990 (Tax Included)
A sweet and fruity combination of peaches and soft mango with a cheese cream base.
*The Ginza branch will use peaches from Nagano Prefecture and mangoes from Mexico. Price: Single Slice ¥1,100.
Peach Blossom Spring Story 2
Running: August 1, 2020 – August 26, 2020
Official Website: http://www.cafe-commeca.co.jp/
Tokyo & Osaka’s Pokémon Cafés Reveal New ‘Pokémon Café Mix’ Menu
The Tokyo and Osaka branches of Pokémon Café have revealed a new limited-time menu they are introducing which is inspired by the free-to-play puzzle video game Pokémon Café. It will be served from August 8 to November 23.
Vulpix’s Burnt Caramel Sundae: ¥1,298 (Tax Included)
This gateau chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and fruit-filled sundae is drizzled in burnt caramel that has been scorched by Vulpix’s Ember.
Gossifleur’s Salad Plate: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Salad, soup, and plenty of veg fill this healthy late.
Sneasel’s Pickle Burger: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
The combination of the tartar sauce, teriyaki chicken, and cheddar cheese is pure perfection. Served with pickles and a side of salad, this makes for a healthy and filling meal.
Additionally, if customers own the Pokémon Café Mix and show their in-game meal list on their console screen to the staff, they can receive the following special menu items.
Buneary’s Nutty Frappe: ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Exclusive to those who have cleared up to Order 21.
Yamper’s Hide & Seek Bolognese: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Exclusive to those who have cleared up to Order 31.
The more orders you clear in-game, the more special and exclusive menu items you can receive.
Pokémon Cafe (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, 2-1-2 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Nihombashi Takashimaya SC is closed)
Pokémon Cafe (Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
Address: Daimaru Shinsaibashi Honkan 9F, 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:00-21:30
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Daimaru Shinsaibashi is closed)
Japanese clothing brand HIPSHOP released its new “Pokémon Series” line of underwear online and in-store in Japan on July 23.
The collection features HIPSHOP’s iconic full-face designs. Each pair is packaged in its own special Pokémon packaging, and there’s even a special gift box available for those who buy the complete set.
6 Designs / Sizes: Medium, Large, LL
The underwear is made from polyester which ensures elasticity and is quick to dry.
Get your hands on this new Pokémon collection this summer.
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Available: HIPSHOP Online / HIPSHOP Stores
Product Page: https://www.hipshop.jp/fs/hipshop/c/pokemon2
Beautiful and Exclusive Pokémon Merchandise Collection to be Released by ITS’DEMO
Fashion variety store ITS’DEMO will begin rolling out its exclusive new Pokémon merchandise collection “POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO” over on its official website on July 28, 2020. The items will be released in-store at ITS’DEMO in Japan on August 4, 2020.
This will be ITS’DEMO’s ninth Pokémon collection which it releases every year to huge popularity with fans. This time around, they have two beautiful pieces of art as pictured above which will adorn the merchandise.
The left design is called “Star Hunt!” which will be released on July 28 and sees the Pokémon playing amongst a summery star-filled sky. The right design is “Sweet Dream” which will be released on August 18 and features the Pokémon in cute, deep slumbers. Both collections are so precious you’ll want any of the items with you all day.
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POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO
Online Release: July 28, 2020
In-Store Release: August 4, 2020
Official Website: http://itsdemo.jp
Pokémon Hat Collection ‘Find POCKET MONSTERS’ by CA4LA Released
Japanese hat brand CA4LA has teamed up with Pokémon to release an all-new, made in Japan, hat collection called “CA4LA Find POCKET MONSTERS” which released on July 22.
There is a Pokémon hat for every Trainer out there to wear while they’re out there catching Pokémon, whether it be the felt “PIKACHU FACE HAT,” a hat with all of the original 151 Kanto region Pokémon on it, hats with embroidered Pokémon on them like Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander and Pikachu, and more.
PIKACHU FACE HAT: ¥55,000 (Tax Included)
The “PIKACHU FACE HAT” is exactly what it says on the tin. Made from felt, it’s a detailed recreation of Pikachu’s adorable face by CA4LA FACTORY. Each and every hat is handmade individually, ensuring a consistent Japanese quality. These hats are made to order only and are limited to the first 50 people who order them on a first-come, first-served basis, making it a limited edition item. CA4LA has a sample of the hat at their Daikanyama branch in Shibuya, Tokyo.
FIND YOUR POKEMON HAT: ¥10,340 (Tax Included)
The “FIND YOUR POKEMON CAP & HAT” has every single Kanto region Pokémon on it, so you can have fun finding your favourite Pokémon from the original 151. It also comes with a detachable rubber Poké Ball pin.
RUBBER WAPPEN CAP: ¥11,880 (Tax Included)
The “RUBBER WAPPEN CAP & HAT” features embroidery of not only the three original starter Pokémon—Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander—but Pikachu and a Poké Ball too. They can be detached and placed wherever you like.
PIKACHU HAT: ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
The “PIKACHU CAP & HAT” includes an embroidered Pikachu and Poké Ball, as well as Pikachu’s cute tail.
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CA4LA Find POCKET MONSTERS
Release Date: July 22, 2020
Product Page: https://www.ca4la.com/special/pokemon/