Our “Snacks from…” series treats you to different snacks found in the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot. Find more reviews here! Continuing our series, we head to Mitsukoshi in Epcot’s Japan pavilion!
Here at Eating WDW, we’re big fans of Ramune soda. While we enjoy many of the flavors available, you just can’t go wrong with the “original” flavor. Kasugai created a variety of gummy candy which we love, so combining the classic flavor of ramune in a candy gummy was right up our alley.
Today’s snack from Japan clearly caught my eye thanks to the Pokemon on the packaging. I had also bought some for my sisters when they were visiting thinking they would be similar to Purun Purun Qoo jelly drink I had last year, based on the packaging. I didn’t look at the label, but I should have. These Pokemon Soft Drinks are “Sport & Water.”
Today we have a Snack from Japan, purchased in Epcot’s Mitsukoshi, made by Uha and interestingly called “Awawawawa,” the Japanese onomatopoeia for panicking. The Japanese version of “Homina homina homina,” if you will. One of the things that caught my eye on this packaging was the sticker, which was pretty creepy looking.
It appears that Uha and Puccho are having a promotion for the 91-strong Japanese girl band, AKB48. Yes, there are currently 91 members, but they perform in different troupes. It looks like you can get some freaky looking, interlinking charms through the promo.
From the Puccho website
One treat that I’ve surprisingly never had in Epcot’s Japan pavilion is Kakigori. I guess I’m usually busy ordering a Kirin, but it’s something that I’ve wanted to try for quite some time. With some unseasonably warm weather in the region, I decided it was as good of a time as any to order one!
Flavors include Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, Mikan (Tangerine) or Rainbow, and cost $3.50. Specialty toppings can be added for a dollar each and include Sweet Milk, Sweet Strawberry and Sweet Cherry. I wanted to keep in simple for my first one, so I ordered Cherry, one of my favorite flavors.