McDonald’s employees across the country have begun stuffing the latest series of small Mario-themed pieces of plastic into smiling cardboard grease boxes. New Super Mario Happy Meal toys don’t mean you have to eat the food they come with. There are other ways.
Last year, KFC rolled out a special Pokémon campaign in Japan, complete with Pikachu on the bucket. And this year, the character is coming to KFCs in China.
Yesterday Starbucks employees across the country were ravaged by stampeding hordes eager to get their mouths on the new Unicorn Frappuccino. Today the Starbucks Reddit is filled with their tales of courage and survival.
Launching this week at Starbucks locations across the country, the Unicorn Frappuccino is a unique blend of oddly-purple mango and all the sour in the entire world. Nothing screams “unicorn” like those two things. Except maybe a man being murdered by a unicorn.
With select brands of popular Japanese potato chips vanishing from store shelves, folks are hoping to cash in.
We here at Snacktaku have given the Oreo a great deal of attention over the years, but several years before the popular cookie’s 1912 debut there was another. Hydrox, the original sandwich cookie, takes on Nabisco’s usurper in the first-ever Snacktaku Showdown.
Typhoons that hit Hokkaido last August have resulted in a domestic spud shortage for Japan. Know what fewer potatoes means? Fewer potato chips. And like that, the panic buying has begun.
For a Starbucks Frappuccino, this looks incredible.
Hi, I’m Chris Kohler, Kotaku’s new Features Editor. I’d like to introduce myself to you by talking about how much I love the Super Nintendo, or Ouendan. And that’s what I’d do if this were a video game website. But since it’s about snacks and anime, I will begin with Japanese curry secrets.
Oh dear. This is bad news! Very bad. Starting April 4, you cannot order a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Japan, because the country’s McDonald’s restaurants won’t be offering it.
In Japan, fast food restaurant Lotteria is rolling out two cheesy burgers, providing patrons with measures for them to see just how long the mozzarella stretches.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Morinaga hot cake mix, special pancake baths are opening at a resort in Kanagawa Prefecture for a limited time.
Recently in Japan, McDonald’s unveiled a new hamburger with a most unfortunate name that sounds exactly like “yucky” in English.
One of the best things about Japan is its bread. And one of the best things about said bread is how creative it can be.
Who said cakes have do be made of sugar and spice and crap like that? Behold, meat cakes.
Now thats it’s finished tasting game cartridges, Snactaku moves on to something slightly more edible. We were unsure about the Easter-themed combination of Marshmallow Peeps and Oreo cookies, but now we are completely certain our entire digestive tract is currently bright pink.
There might be no better green tea ambassador in the world than this guy.
The Switch is almost upon us, and while there’s still a lot to discover about Nintendo’s latest console, one pressing question has been answered. “How do the cartridges taste?” So bad. Oh god, so bad. Update—Nintendo tells us what we’re tasting.
Nothing quite says spring in Japan like...a McFlurry.
Mark your calendars. March 1, 2017 will be one to remember because on that day, people in Japan will be able to put coffee on their toast. What a time to be alive.