Happy Christmas from Japan!

Have a great day with family and friends wherever you may be! Enjoy!


Extended Snack Info – Nov /Dec 2018 – Christmas Box

Here’s this month’s extended write-up for all those of you who have already received and opened the Christmas box for November / December 2018. Enter your password from the included flyer below, get your snacks ready and read on!


Have a great Christmas and New Year folks,

Malc & Rich

Taste Japan



Extended Snack Information – October / November 2018

Sorry for the delay with this one folks, we’ve had a few technichal issues!

Here’s this month’s snack information! Enter your password from the newsletter included in the October / November box below and read on.


Best regards,

Malc & Rich

Taste Japan

Happy Pocky Day!!!

Happy Pocky Day everyone!

What is Pocky Day?

Pocky & Pretz Day (ポッキー&プリッツの日) is a Japanese marketing event that occurs on November 11th each year.

The Glico products Pocky and Pretz, which are both long, thin biscuits, are used to represent the repeated number 1 in the numerical date (i.e. the 11th day of the 11th month).

Glico has deployed an advertising campaign surrounding the date each year since 1999 and have even set multiple world records in the process.

Get down to your nearest Asian supermarket and grab some to celebrate!

Extra Snack Info – Sept / Oct 2018

Hi all,

Here’s this month’s extra information for the spooky Halloween edition of our box.

Enter your password from this month’s included flyer below and read on.



Malc & Rich

Taste Japan

Happy Sardines Day!

Yes, that’s right! Happy Sardines Day!

Japan is truly a strange place right?

Celebrating Sardines is made into a special day? Well, not quite. It is not a massively important day here in Japan, but it is a relatively new and fun reason to eat Sardines.

For those who don’t speak Japanese, it is quite an interesting language which offers itself up for wordplay of wordplay. This may be due to the limited sounds and multiple words with the same meaning, we’re not quite sure but it’s fun anyway.

Sardines Day is celebrated on October 4th because in Japanese 1 is i(chi)0 is waand 4 is shi. Sardines are called iwashi in Japanese, so a new celebration was born!

Extended Snack Information – August / Sept 2018 Box

Here is this month’s extended write-up about the snacks included in this month’s summer themed box. We hope everyone has had a good summer and not been too worn out with the extreme temperatures.

Please note that the “electric shock gum” is not actually gum, and not actually shocking. It’s a regular candy with a sticker inside the pack meant to resemble a real-life object to trick your friends and family. More details inside!

Enter your password from the newsletter below and read on: