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Sweets.

Postby Hatori » Tue 02.27.2007 9:16 pm

Hello.
For some reason, I just had this question:
What are some general candies, desserts, or sweets that the youth of Japan like or is commonly seen?
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Postby chikara » Tue 02.27.2007 9:40 pm

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RE: Sweets.

Postby Hatori » Tue 02.27.2007 11:25 pm

I know that there's pocky and I have seen in a couple of places that Fanta is a little popular (also my favorite drink. heh.).
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RE: Sweets.

Postby hiraikotsu » Tue 02.27.2007 11:30 pm

The first word that came to mind: MEIJI
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RE: Sweets.

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 02.28.2007 12:36 am

hiraikotsu wrote:
The first word that came to mind: MEIJI


Although to be honest, that's more of a company rather than a type of chocolate. ;)

Pokky is generally the candy that most westerners associate with Japan, but while popular here, I don't think it's as popular as everyone assumes it is.

some big ones off the top of my head are:
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umm.. Ok. so I don't eat a lot of chocolate.

What sticks in my mind more are the お土産 sweets that you can get when you go to different cities. ごまたまご, 東京バナナ, 北海道メロンKitkat, etc
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Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 02.28.2007 10:50 am

I don't remember the name, but there is the little koala shaped cookies with chocolate in them..
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Postby Harisenbon » Wed 02.28.2007 8:14 pm

That would be コアラのマーチ, sittin right there above you. ;)
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Postby chikara » Wed 02.28.2007 8:38 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
That would be コアラのマーチ, sittin right there above you. ;)

Great idea for a very popular Japanese biscuit but I don't get the "march" part. Is this because they were first released in 3月?
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RE: Sweets.

Postby furin » Wed 02.28.2007 8:59 pm

Is this because they were first released in 3月?

1984年3月に初めて売り出されたようです。
しかし、発売当時のCMをいまだに覚えていますが、お菓子のコアラ達が音楽に合わせて行進(march)するというものでした。 「コアラの3月」では訳が分からないので、「コアラの行進(曲)」という意味でしょうね。 :)

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RE: Sweets.

Postby Oyaji » Wed 02.28.2007 9:20 pm

ハイチュウ are quite popular too. (Not to be confused with チューハイ ;) )
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Postby chikara » Wed 02.28.2007 9:58 pm

furin wrote:
Is this because they were first released in 3月?

1984年3月に初めて売り出されたようです。
しかし、発売当時のCMをいまだに覚えていますが、お菓子のコアラ達が音楽に合わせて行進(march)するというものでした。 「コアラの3月」では訳が分からないので、「コアラの行進(曲)」という意味でしょうね。 :)
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RE: Sweets.

Postby queshaw » Wed 02.28.2007 10:26 pm

Do people eat ichigo daifuku:

http://www.c4vct.com/kym/bento/ichigod.htm

I tried to make it and it was good, but didn't look the same.
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Postby Hatori » Wed 02.28.2007 11:55 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
I don't remember the name, but there is the little koala shaped cookies with chocolate in them..


OH! Those are GREAT!!
I get those at "The Japanese Store" (the Japanese market I go to occasionally) and there's blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, and I think there's mixed berry. XD They're expensive though. :(
But everything is expensive in that store. lol.
Whenever I got, there is a small section with candies hanging on long ropes of plastic... I don't understand what it says, so I wouldn't know what it is. :p
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Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 03.01.2007 10:47 am

Harisenbon wrote:
That would be コアラのマーチ, sittin right there above you. ;)


As I was saying, I had forgotten the name..
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Postby keatonatron » Thu 03.01.2007 11:11 am

chikara wrote:
Great idea for a very popular Japanese biscuit but I don't get the "march" part. Is this because they were first released in 3月?


Try translating it as "March of the Koalas".
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