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What can you buy in the Supermarket at Niseko ?


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I'm going to Niseko for a couple of weeks in January and am wondering whether it's possible to buy things like muesli bars, apples, bananas, tinned fruit, chewing gum etc to put in the day pack and for snacks, or do I have to bring a bag load of snack food from Australia ?

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crap porn, sho-chu (the quickest and cheapest way to get drunk...... 1300 yen for 2 liters!!), 300 yen pink lady apples, and believe it or not..... ice!!! dont laugh i have seen people buying this in the middle of january!!!

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You can sometimes get salt'n'vinegar in Japan. The crisps are called "Suppamucho" and come in a similar pack to the "Karamucho" chili pepper ones you see everywhere.

 

Not as good as the ones from the UK, I'll grant you, but most of them aren't what they used to be since Walkers wiped out a lot of the competition. Phileas Fogg are still pretty good though.

 

I don't know why but frozen cocktails made with conbeni ice stay frozen much longer than ones made with ordinary ice from the fridge. Try knocking up some daiquiris and you'll see for yourself.

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You can sometimes get salt'n'vinegar in Japan. The crisps are called "Suppamucho" and come in a similar pack to the "Karamucho" chili pepper ones you see everywhere.

Not as good as the ones from the UK, I'll grant you, but most of them aren't what they used to be since Walkers wiped out a lot of the competition. Phileas Fogg are still pretty good though.

I don't know why but frozen cocktails made with conbeni ice stay frozen much longer than ones made with ordinary ice from the fridge. Try knocking up some daiquiris and you'll see for yourself.



Fakie, sweetie, I tried 'suppamucho'... taste not same!! (NOOOO!!) BUT I found WALKERS-Salt&Vinegar at the bar in Akasaka, Tokyo!!(Wooo Hooo!!)
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Rebo,

best bet is to bring it all packaged snack stuff with you. you can't buy muesli bars in Niseko, though you can get american powerbars and a Japanese bar called cal-mate which fill a hole.

Fruit is available, though the only reasonably priced one is bananas.

 

cheers

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Fakie, sweetie, I tried 'suppamucho'... taste not same!! (NOOOO!!) BUT I found WALKERS-Salt&Vinegar at the bar in Akasaka, Tokyo!!(Wooo Hooo!!)


That's why I said "not as good".

Anyway I still think Walkers crisps are crap. Salt'n'vinegar in a green bag ? Cheese'n'onion in blue ? Crisps in the UK went seriously downhill with that Spice Girl campaign, and they've not recovered since. No wonder people buy Pringles and other reconstituted and genetically-modified rubbish.

Yo REBO ! If you want chewing gum, I wouldn't bring it with you (well, maybe some cinnamon gum), because there are many quirky flavours to be sampled here in Japan. If you're into caffeine, get yourself some Black Black gum or any of the ones marked "for driver" because they're heavily laced with the stuff. That and the oolong tea should keep you going all day all right.

Japanese apples are large and expensive, so you'll probably be on bananas and tangerine oranges that are harvested in winter. Muesli bars sound like a non-starter.
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