If you need an ice cream break, Mini Stop is undoubtedly the best convenience store to head to in Japan for that. Not only do they have a good selection of products available in the refrigerator section of the shops, but hey also serve some fresh confections from behind the counter. Below are some popular treats of the summer of 2018! Use this as a reference of what kind of things you might find there. Most items are only there for a limited time.
Specials For The Sumner Of 2018
They serve their original parfaits that you can't find in other convenience stores. The one pictured here combines several ingredients used for making traditional Japanese desserts. The soft serve vanilla ice cream is topped with adzuki sweet red beans, matcha shiratama (chewy rice balls), and sprinkled with kinako (soy bean) powder. Ice cream doesn't get more Japanese than that! What's more, it's pretty cheap too at ¥290!
If you want something on the healthy side that is packed with a fresh natural taste and will make you feel the summer vibes, you should get yourself a mango parfait that is made with big pieces of fresh mangoes. Because this one contains about the same volume of mangoes and ice cream, it's just 172 kcal. This one is ¥350.
This one looks like a matcha ice cream at first glance but it is actually made of real melon. The melons are produced in Shizuoka and made into a puree that is added to the ice cream concoction. Not too sweet, you can really taste the melon in this one. At ¥250, the price is very reasonable considering the price of Japanese melons!
This one is made of ramune jelly (a popular kind of Japanese retro soda often found at summer festivals). In the ramune jelly, you'll find pineapple, apple, coconut and heart-shaped jelly pieces topped on flavoured shaved ice. This makes for a cute summer treat! Only ¥270.
You can also get a good variety of original drinks and snacks! Try this green tea latte, for instance, made of real uji matcha!
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