KitKat Japan Releases New Mini Maple Chocolate Bars For Earth Day

21.April.2021 | FOOD

In accordance with Earth Day, which is set for April 22, Nestlé released its limited-time KitKat Mini Maple on Monday to raise awareness of environmental issues and the future of the planet.

KitKat Mini Maple (3 Included)

KitKat Mini Maple (12 Included)

9 packaging designs with different messages related to the environment

‘KitKat Always For Earth Day’ online talk event to take place on April 30

In September 2019, Nestlé began packaging five of its major large-sized KitKat bags in paper bags rather than plastic, and since autumn 2020, most of their large sized bags are now made from paper. This has helped reduce 450 tonnes of plastic per year.

 

Now, Nestlé is releasing a new collection of packages for Earth Day featuring original designs by up-an-coming young artist SUGI. Each features messages from members of MIMO, a group managed by Japanese model Mila Aina, stating messages about helping to protect the environment and the future of planet earth.

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  • Eggs’n Things Popular Halloween Menu Returns for Limited Time

    15.October.2021 | FOOD

    EGGS’N THINGS JAPAN have announced that between October 15 and October 31, their most popular Halloween item ever – the 2018 Halloween Trick Pancakes – will be returning to Eggs’n Things and Eggs’n Things Coffee stores nationwide. 

     

     

    The black pancake batter is kneaded with cocoa and is topped with subtly sweet pumpkin cream shaped in a cute spider pattern, finished with a swirl of purple taro whipped cream. Eggs’n Things have even hidden a colorful, popping trick inside the pancake. 

     

    Have some fun this Halloween at Eggs’ Things!

  • Patisserie Antenor in Kobe Releases Limited-Time Halloween Cakes

    10.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Antenor, a beloved patisserie located in Kobe, began selling limited-time Halloween-themed cakes on October 1, 2021. The exciting lineup will have guests ready for the scariest day of the year, offering sweets made with purple sweet potato, Mont Blanc, and pumpkin. 

     

    Halloween Petit Four – Available from October 16 until October 31

    Pumpkin Mont Blanc – Available from October 1 until October 31

    Halloween Cheesecake – Available from October 1 until October 31

    Gateau Chocolat Classic Cake – Available from October 1 until October 31

    Halloween Assortment (M) – Available from September 1 until October 31

    The Halloween Assortment (M) includes three types of popular cookies and is available now ahead of the October holiday. It would make a perfect gift, so snag one of these festive boxes before they’re gone!

     

  • Halloween Sweets Buffet Coming to Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu for Two Days Only

    08.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Moshi Moshi Nippon has delivered news on tons of Halloween treats this holiday season, but can there ever really be enough? Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyo has announced a special two-day-only Halloween Sweets Buffet on October 30 and 31 at the location’s Flyer’s Table restaurant on the second floor. 

     

    Pumpkin Cheese Tart

    Ghost Mousse

    Black Cream Puff

     

    Guests can enjoy a variety of spooky treats all incorporating fall flavors like chestnut, pumpkin, sweet potato, pear, and apple. Offerings include the Pumpkin Cheese Tart, a mildly-sweet cheese tart made with sour cream, cottage cheese, and cream cheese, and topped with pumpkin cream; the Ghost Mousse, a chestnut mousse made to look like a ghoul; and the Black Cream Puff, made with black cocoa and a cassis cream filling. 

     

    At the demonstration corner, guests can see the Sweet Potato Mont Blanc being made. Those wanting something besides sweets can enjoy a selection of sandwiches decorated in Halloween style!

  • KEYUCA Celebrates Halloween with Limited-Edition Autumn Sweets

    06.October.2021 | FOOD

    Dolce Felice and Keyuca Sweets, two sweets brands produced by lifestyle shop KEYUCA, have come together to sell some new treats inspired by the autumn season, along with the Halloween vibe. The autumn-inspired sweets will be on sale starting October 1 at participating shops and online, while the Halloween sweets will be sold for three days only, from October 29 to 31. Preorders are open now. These delicious delicacies will be filled with fall ingredients, including Hokkaido-grown Ebisu pumpkin cream and chestnut. 

     

    Limited-Time Halloween Sweets

    Petit Halloween Pound Cake, 2 pieces

    On sale: October 1 – October 31 *While supplies last. 

    Monster Shortcake / On sale: October 29 – October 31

    *Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1

    Monster Eclaire / On sale: October 29 – October 31

    *Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1

    Monster Mont Blanc / On sale: October 29 – October 31

    *Available to preorder at all stores starting October 1

     

    Limited-Time Autumn Sweets

     

    Ebisu Pumpkin Eclaire

     

    Chestnut Mont Blanc Shortcake

     

    Various limited-edition treats signify the coming of Halloween, with monster, black cat, and jack-o-lantern motifs. How would you like to bring home some of these ghoulish delights?

  • 2021 Halloween Sweets Collection Coming Soon to Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel

    05.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    The pastry shop at Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel will start selling an absolutely gorgeous selection of Halloween sweets starting October 1, 2021. 

    Purple Sweet Potato Mont-Blanc (S, pictured left and right): ¥630 (Tax Included) / (M, pictured center): ¥2,700 (Tax Included)

    Chatnoir: ¥745 (Tax Included) 

    Pumpkin Pudding: ¥626 (Tax Included) 



    The sweets included in this year’s lineup are meant to bring some joy to those who have struggled during the past year of lockdown, and those who might not be able to attend their favorite seasonal events this year. In this lineup of three beautifully decorated treats, guests can bring the spirit of Halloween home. Which of these would you want to add some spooky flair to your kitchen?

  • New Specialty Shop in Shinjuku Selling Edible Jewels for a Limited Time

    04.October.2021 | FOOD

    Mahou no Kohakutou, a shop specializing in sweets that look exactly like sparkling jewels, will be open for a limited time from October 1 to October 10, 2021, inside the Shinjuku Marui Main Building. These unique treats are actual amber candy, but it’s hard to want to eat something that looks so expensive. 

     

     

    Each piece is cut by hand

    Pieces from the Magical Vial Series

    Finished amber candy

    Amber candy before the drying process

     

     

    Amber sugar is often appropriately called rock candy due to its mineral-like appearance. Despite their hard appearance, these treats have a much more complex texture than you’d think, crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside. It takes about one week to crystallize each piece to get the right texture, and chefs must constantly keep an eye on the process by turning the sweets when needed and adjusting the humidity. 

     

    Rather than using a machine or mold, each of these jewels is formed by hand, one by one. This means each one is completely different!

     

    All coloring is accomplished with natural food-derived dye, and the sweets contain no synthetic coloring or flavoring. All it takes is a few simple ingredients to create something scrumptious! 

     

  • Villain-Themed Halloween Sweets Buffet Opens for One Day Only in Saitama

    03.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    The Omiya ART GRACE Wedding Chateau in Saitama will hold an all-you-can-eat Halloween buffet on October 31, 2021. Guests can enjoy as many villain-themed treats as they like, all prepared and decorated by the skilled on-site wedding patissier.

     

     

    In addition to sweets–like the sorcerer’s macaroon, pirate pudding, and cold-hearted chocolate mint ice cream–guests can also treat themselves to all-you-can-eat savory meals, including pirate’s seafood pizza and devil black curry. A photo spot will also be available in the main dining room, which will be entirely decorated for the occasion. This is the perfect event for a girl’s night out or for families with children, so be sure to make your reservation now!

     

  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel Offering Halloween Sweets Throughout October

    01.October.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Cafe Toastina, located inside the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, will be serving up some Halloween-themed sweets throughout the month of October! While it’s possible to simply stop by and snag one of these monstrous treats, each Friday, a special Halloween edition of the popular Friday Sweets Buffet has also opened reservations. 

     

    Jack-o’-lantern Tart: ¥800

     

    How can you have Halloween without a carved pumpkin? Featuring dough filled with pumpkin and a topping of maple jelly and mousse, this cream-covered treat is sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Atop the smiling pumpkin sits a cookie, chestnuts, pistachio cream, and a ghost made of chocolate. (Actually, it might be too cute to eat.) 

     

     

    Monster Cream Puff: ¥800

     

    This puff pastry is filled to the brim with custard cream and apple compote, then topped with sweet potato vanilla mousse. The monster’s face is made with purple sweet potato cream and chocolate, which makes this the perfect treat for autumn. 

     

     

    Pistachio Frankenstein: ¥800

     

    Crunchy chocolate sits atop this ghoulish mix of pistachio mousse, chocolate, and cherry jelly. Decorated to resemble one of the most recognizable Halloween monsters, each eyeball is made of white chocolate. The result? He might be more cute than scary. 

     

     

    Mummy Bread (pictured left): ¥400

     

    Each one of these fluffy treats is made with a mix of cocoa-flavored dough and cookie dough and filled with chocolate custard, fresh cream, and raspberry jam. 

     

     

    Jack-o’-lantern Meat Danish (pictured right): ¥500

     

    Each crispy pastry is filled with beef bolognese, three types of mushrooms, and bechamel sauce, before being baked to perfection. 

     

    The #SheratonSweetsBox (October Edition)

     

    Each month, a new collection of eight mini-sweets is released by the hotel. The limited-edition October box is packed with a jack-o’-lantern, a one-eyed monster, and Frankenstein peeking out from the lid. 

     

    Along with all of these tasty snacks, the hotel itself will be decorated in line with the theme of ‘Halloween Laboratory.’ Staff members will be dressed in white lab coats, and guests may feel like some scary monsters have escaped–so don’t miss out on this full Halloween experience!

  • “Katanukiya” opens in Fukuoka, Selling Kumamon Katanuki Baum for Limited Time Only

    01.October.2021 | FOOD

    Ginza-based Katanukiya, a store that specializes in shaped Baum, will be opening a limited-time shop in Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin between October 1 and October 31. The store will stock both the ‘Panda Series’ and panda sable. 

     

    Kumamoto Panda Baum: ¥594 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Kumamon Shaped Katanuki Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Ghost Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Panda Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Amabie Baum: ¥540 (Tax Incl.)

     

     

     

    The new ‘Kumamoto Panda Baum’ will be debuting at the Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjin store, along with the ‘Kumamon Shape Katanuki Baum.’ A new baum featuring the Amabie, a creature which is said to have appeared in Kumamoto during the Edo period and represents a bright, hopeful future, will also be available. Why not enjoy some cute character Baum this Autumn?

     

  • The Best Halloween Sweets to Pick Up Before They’re Gone

    28.September.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Fall is already here, and it’s time for some seasonal treats! Here on Moshi Moshi Nippon, we’ve brought you plenty of timely info on some of the best cute and spooky sweets Japan has to offer. Admittedly, some of them look too beautiful to eat, but at least they’ll liven up your living space! 

     

    This Halloween comes during another tough year, so why not treat yourself? Here are some of the best sweets to bring home during this spooktacular season. 

     

    Hotel W Osaka x PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS

    Japan’s luxury lifestyle hotel W OSAKA is offering themed sweets at the ‘MIXup’ Art & Pastry Bar. The recipes and baking techniques are based on the methods of PIERRE HERMÉ PARIS, and the desert course features eight different treats filled with seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and pear. 

     

    Release Date: September 15, 2021

    Reservations Required

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/498595

     

    Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

    A series of monochromatic Halloween-inspired treats will be on sale at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa starting October 1, including cakes, muffins, and more. Be sure to check out the absolutely massive Halloween parfait, which will both fill you up and freak you out. 

     

    Release Date: October 1, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/498001

     

    Q-pot CAFE.

    Located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area, Q-pot CAFE is offering cake and macaron sets, each of which are made to order. The Eye-Patch Ghost cake is adorable, but we don’t know if we could stomach that Brain Cake…

     

    Release Date: September 1, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/492398

     

    Hotel Conrad Osaka x Sebastian Masuda 

    Sebastian Masuda, known as the Godfather of Kawaii, is teaming up with Hotel Conrad in Osaka for some bright and colorful Halloween treats. If you’re looking for something less dreary, this buffet is definitely the event for you. 

     

    Running: September 2, 2021 – October 31, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/492605

     

    Mister Donut Ouchi de MISDO HALLOWEEN

    Five new Halloween donuts are now available at participating Mister Donut shops nationwide! Each sweet and spooky creature is available with ten different eye expressions, so you’ll just have to try to get them all. 

     

    Available: September 3, 2021 until sold out. 

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/491918

     

    TEXT: Natalie(MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

  • The Strings Omotesando Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Pink Menu

    27.September.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Since 2003, the Pink Ribbon Festival has been held to convey the importance of early breast cancer detection and regular screenings. Breast cancer affects more than 90,000 people each year in Japan, making this initiative more important than ever. In October, the Strings Omotesando will be supporting the initiative with an all-pink menu at both the Zelkova Cake Boutique and Cafe & Dining Zelkova. These treats will be available from October 1 until October 31. 

     

     

     

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to spread vital information and inspire people to take proper precautions. The Pink Ribbon Shortcake, available for takeout only, and two bright pink cocktails, the ‘Mary Pickford’ and ‘Diamond Lily’ will be available. The shortcake, with a massive symbolic pink ribbon on top, is made with a light sponge, smooth semi-sweet cream, and a layer of juicy seasonal Shine Muscat. 

     

    The Mary Pickford, made with white rum, pineapple juice, cherry liqueur, and grenadine, is served with a pink ribbon adorning the glass. The Diamond Lily mocktail is inspired by the flower of the same name, which typically blooms in October. Using pink grapefruit and rose syrup, it’s sure to make anyone sipping it look glamorous. 

     

    In addition to these limited menu items, the Breast Care Book, a guidebook detailing information about breast cancer, will be distributed for free, with donation boxes available for those who want to support cancer research. 

     

  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers Offers Halloween Menu to Enjoy in Lounge and at Home

    27.September.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers have announced a Halloween themed menu using seasonal Autumn ingredients. The ‘Sweets Parade~ Halloween~’ buffet will be held on the second floor of the Seawind lounge on Thursdays and Fridays between October 7 and October 29. In addition, a Halloween version of the popular take-out ‘Home de Afternoon Tea’ will be available in their basement floor pastry shop Dorer for a limited time between October 1 and October 31.

     

     

    Lounge ‘Sea Window’ Sweets Parade ~Halloween~

     

    ‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc’ with Okinawan purple potatoes.

     

    ‘Shiro-An Yokan’ with skulls (front) Mousse Chocolate Marron (back right)

     

    Caramel Coffee (left) / Matcha Anmitsu (right)

     

    ‘Orange and Strawberry Jelly’ with vivid graduation coloring (center)

     

    Pumpkin Tart (front) / Eyeball ‘Vanilla Cassis’

     

    Pastry Shop Dorer ‘Home de Afternoon Tea ~Halloween~’

    Smoked Salmon Salad

     

    Chestnut Rice with Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Soup

    Assorted Fruits

    Five variations of Ronnefeldt Tea / Alain Milliat Strawberry Jam

     

     

    Lounge ‘Sea Window’ is back with another charming ‘Sweets Parade ~Halloween~’  sweets menu. The menu boasts a lineup of photogenic Halloween sweets, including a glossy ‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc’ made using Okinawan purple potatoes, a peering eyeball ‘Vanilla Cassis,’ a pumpkin and almond cream ‘Pumpkin Tart,’ and a jack-o-lantern themed gradient ‘Orange and Strawberry Jelly.’ 

     

    There is also a selection of luxurious light meals, each featuring seasonal ingredients, that will offer you a taste of the hotel, including  the pumpkin-filled ‘Chestnut Rice’ and ‘Pumpkin Soup’, and the ‘Chestnut Danish.’

     

    For the first time, pastry shop Dorer will be offering a ‘Home de Afternoon Tea ~Halloween~’ experience, allowing customers to enjoy Halloween sweets from the comfort of their own home. The cute box is filled with a variety of fun sweets and savory snacks such as a ‘Purple Potato Mont Blanc,’ ‘Monster Macarons,’ a skull-covered ‘Fig Tart’ and ‘Shining Grape Petit Cream Puffs.’ The afternoon tea set makes the perfect gift to any loved ones!

     

    You can visit the lounge and experience a luxurious time at the adult-aimed sweets buffet, gazing through the atrium during the long Autumn evenings, or you can enjoy the colorful afternoon tea set from the comfort of your own living room! 

     

    Why not experience a special Halloween in your preferred setting?

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