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.
Malc & Rich
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!
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
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 wa, and 4 is shi. Sardines are called iwashi in Japanese, so a new celebration was born!
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!
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We hope you’re having a great summer? Where will you go on your holidays?
Here in Japan, it is obviously very hot. It is in the high 30C everday with no sign of Autumn. 頑張ろう! (Ganbarou!)
Anyway, Happy Honey Day people!
Honey Day is celebrated in Japan on August 3rd every year. Although it is not a big nor famous event, some people do partake, even if it is just putting honey on their toast in the morning!
In the Japanese language (8 is hachi, 3 is mitsu, and hachimitsu means “honey”), so obviously an event had to be created!
Why don’t you celebrate by devouring a spoonful of honey!?
Happy summer everyone!
We hope your box arrives safely, apologies again (please see the e-mail) if one or two of the chocolate-based products arrive in less than ideal condition. It’s been super hot in Japan these last few weeks.
When you have your flyer in hand, enter the password at the address below to get a whole load more information on this month’s selection. Read on, grab a snack and enjoy….
Malc & Rich