Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sequoia Candy Bar

Purchase Location : Lawson Store 100
Price : 105 Yen
Kcal : 127 (one bar)
Maker : Furuta

Sequoia candy bars come in several flavors. The one pictured above is strawberry chocolate. They are considered to be in the dagashi (cheap sweets) category of candy. These candy bars are usually sold individually and are priced around thirty-five yen apiece. 

This strawberry version has a strawberry cream, milk cream and wafer center.

One interesting note about these famous candy bars is that they are popular with students taking entrance examinations. The reason being is that the Japanese pronunciation of these candy bars is sekoiya. This resembles the word seikou, which means success. By eating these candy bars I guess the students hope to pass their test. Personally, by eating these candy bars I haven’t had too much success on my diet recently.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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I've been done in by rapid price drops in the past... especially this one time when I bought a Micro SD card for my DS flashcard at what was apparently a bargain price, only to later see that it fell $5 in a week.

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