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Japanese Sweets, is this a thing!

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Stopmithering Tue 01-Dec-15 11:04:43

DD has put "Japanese sweets" on her Christmas wish list.
NO idea what she means.
Is this a thing I don't know about?
If so, can anyone point me in the right direction of where I can purchase such delights?

brittanyfairies Tue 01-Dec-15 11:08:23

I've no idea, but am hoping someone with more information will come onto the thread, because my son loves all things Japanese.

LibraryMonster Tue 01-Dec-15 11:08:35


Japan Centre have a few things she might like. Link

My younger sister is into all things Japanese and loves pocky and the weird flavoured kitkats!

PaleBlueDot Tue 01-Dec-15 11:09:47

Oddly enough, my two eldest were on about Japanese sweets months ago - I had no idea what they were talking about.

Maybe it is a thing...?

<off to google>

BertieBotts Tue 01-Dec-15 11:09:52

I presume she just means sweets from Japan. You should be able to order them online, may be expensive though!

BertieBotts Tue 01-Dec-15 11:11:04

If there are any MNers in Japan they could do a roaring trade posting them out to all of the parents of Japan-crazed teenagers grin

FurryDogMother Tue 01-Dec-15 11:13:10

My friend's two DDs are into these - we went to the Wing Yip oriental supermarket near Croydon the other week, and they came out loaded with all sorts - chocolate filled bears' heads, erm, straw-type biscuit things in different flavours etc. etc. If you're anywhere near Croydon/Purley (am not entirely sure where we were!) it would be worth a visit.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 01-Dec-15 11:14:22

Dd loves them too, you can get them in Chinese supermarkets.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:14:31

The best Christmas present I gave to DS aged 14 was a parcel of Japanese sweets and drinks. And some noodles. I ordered online from a company in the UK.

Holstein Tue 01-Dec-15 11:14:04

Dont worry about ordering from Japan... if you're near a large town or city, Chinese supermarkets usually have Japanese stuff in. Pocky can be got from Selfridge's too.

Holstein Tue 01-Dec-15 11:14:42

Ha- tremendous x-post with everyone there.

IndefinateSingleton Tue 01-Dec-15 11:15:23

My daughter watches hours of Japanese YouTube videos where kids mix powers in a special tray and it turns into jelly sweets.

My Entertainer has started to sell the sets, they're about £8-£12. I've had a look on the website but have only been able to find this -

Stopmithering Tue 01-Dec-15 11:18:58

Fantastic, thanks!
I'm in a fairly big city so wil try to locate my nearest Chinese supermarket.
Fingers crossed I actually manage to buy the right thing when I get there. Thanks loads. smile

FeelingSmurfy Tue 01-Dec-15 11:21:29

There is a monthly box you can get, I get the general one (stationary etc plus one edible thing) but I know the same company does a sweets one. Let me know if you want a link (had a quick Google but couldn't see so will have to go through my emails)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:23:37

OP - Google Loads of sweets you can buy online, and you can find out the most popular etc which might be a good place to start.

PeachFuzzzz Tue 01-Dec-15 11:46:20

I live in Japan. Those sets to make candy sushi or ice creams are about two quid each. I need to start an export business!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 01-Dec-15 11:55:02

Peach that's not a bad idea, everything Japanese is huge for a large number of teens and 20 year olds over here currently.

TheGonnagle Tue 01-Dec-15 11:59:26

Yes they are! Buy pocky, chocolate pandas/koalas and candy sushi sets.

MarlenaGru Tue 01-Dec-15 12:00:19

My Japanese friend sent DD a massive box of them. They are fantastic. Not sure how much the sweets cost her but the postage made my eyes water!

R0nJ0n Tue 01-Dec-15 12:06:26

I think the monthly subscription thing is "Kawaii Box". I got a free one for DD from a blog competition, she loved it but when I looked into the subscription it was quite pricey. We got one of the make your own jelly sweets did things, TBH it was more fun to make than eat, DD didn't like it much.

I'm quite partial to Japanese bean paste sweets, but that's probably not what your DD is after as they're a bit of an acquired taste.

GreenTomatoJam Tue 01-Dec-15 12:06:31

DP subscribed to an online service that sent us Japanese sweets once a month - was interesting for a few months.

I'm afraid I don't know where he found it - but I'm sure a Google would turn something up.

enderwoman Tue 01-Dec-15 12:31:34

I've seen them on YouTube. They could mean "DIY candy kits" or general Japanese candy like Pocky.

My son loved the foaming "moko moko" toilet .

2legit2knit Tue 01-Dec-15 13:06:27

Blippo is a site that sells japanese and kawaii products. Lots of sweets on there, including sweet potato kit kat and a variety of poo shaped sweets hmm

SirChenjin Tue 01-Dec-15 13:08:37

Yep, they are a Thing. My DD's BF is addicted to them and recently got a rollicking from her mother who discovered £££££s had been spent on acquiring them. Teenagers are odd things - but at least it's not cocaine and loose men.

BanningTheWordNaice Tue 01-Dec-15 13:19:01

Yes, very much a thing. Don't know where to buy them from.

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