For a traveler visiting Japan for the first time, saying goodbye to this land of awesome food and tradition was pretty difficult. Hence, to curb my Japan fever when I’m back home, I went pretty rampant at Narita Airport and hauled back quite a few Japanese snack.
These Japanese snack were from Fa-So-La Tax Free Akihabara (duty free shop) at Narita Airport Terminal 2.
Ueno-Fugetsudo matcha petites gaufres. This is their seasonal flavor series.
Don’t you love the box design? It’s one of the reason why I get it. I’m a collector of many things, and collecting boxes is one of it. After emptying the box, I used it for storing my plant seed packets. It really goes well with the nature theme. ✌️
I bought it on December 2016. Expiry date printed on the box is May 2017, therefore it’s good for 5 months.
My verdict: I wasn’t wowed by it. The matcha flavor is mild.
Like the matcha one above, its expiry date is May 2017.
My verdict: Again, I wasn’t wowed by it. Perhaps, I don’t know how to enjoy this kind of snack.
Tokyo Banana 東京ばな奈 original flavor @ 953 yen. This was bought by my sis. It has 8 pieces inside. As I’ve eaten this before (received as souvenir), I didn’t buy it again. The flavor didn’t tempt me. Tried once is enough.
Both Tokyo Banana original flavor and Tokyo Banana Star almond milk cream have very short expiry date; 7 days! To prolong its freshness, what travelers usually do when they get back home is to freeze them. Don’t forget to share this good tip with your friends ya.
Tokyo Banana Tree Syally Mate langue de chat cookie. Langue de chat (French) means cat’s tongue because the cookie resembles a cat’s tongue. Of course it doesn’t look like cat’s tongue here because it’s shaped as banana, due to marketing purpose.
Bought on December 2016. Expiry date is February 2017, which means it has a two months window for this purchase.
Love the packaging and cookie design (with leopard spots). So cute! Top row is milk chocolate filling and bottom row is white chocolate filling. The fillings are sandwiched between langue de chat cookies.
My verdict: I quite like it and might buy it again. BUT… when I check out the ingredients used in Tokyo Banana Tree Syally Mate from their website, it has margarine!!! 😱
Bought on December 2016. Expired on March 2017. It has 3 months freshness window.
My verdict: I love it! Unfortunately, it contains shortening (checked at Amazon)
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory @ 1720 yen. The most expensive cookie from this haul. It has 20 packets in total, 10 packets each for the 2 flavors. The two flavors are honey & gorgonzola (left) and salt & camembert (right). I love the pull and push boxes, which act like a drawer!
Bought on December 2016 and expired on March 2017. It’s good for 3 months.
My verdict: Love it! I love both, but if I have to choose, I will go for the honey & gorgonzola because I like the intense cheese flavor.
If you want to buy these snacks in Japan, I would advice you to get it from the airport because it’s slightly cheaper when I compared it to online prices (from their websites). Also, that way you don’t have to pack all these boxes in your luggage. You can carry them into the plane. That way, you have more luggage spaces for more stuff. Hehe.