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2012-08-22 11:07:10 AM
So, Japan has two kinds of cups now. Reese's' and Hitomi's (NSFW?).
 
2012-08-22 11:13:37 AM
Damn it. Closest Seiyu is miles away.

I'll actually have to go out of my way to get me some PBcups
 
2012-08-22 11:22:08 AM

bakarocket: Damn it. Closest Seiyu is miles away.

I'll actually have to go out of my way to get me some PBcups


Maybe not:

https://nets.the-seiyu.com/SCFWeb/main.jsp
 
2012-08-22 11:24:42 AM

aagrajag: bakarocket: Damn it. Closest Seiyu is miles away.

I'll actually have to go out of my way to get me some PBcups

Maybe not:

https://nets.the-seiyu.com/SCFWeb/main.jsp


Crap, that link doesn't paste well.

Try:

https://nets.the-seiyu.com/SCFWeb/main.jsp?index=3

and hit お菓子.
 
2012-08-22 11:29:24 AM
We had a whole underground economy in Osaka based on people going home and buying ridiculous amounts of Reese's cups. I don't know if I there's a place for me in this brave new world.
 
2012-08-22 11:35:02 AM

ragekage: Now, is it "Ree-sus" or "Ree-sees"? Because my wife insists it's the latter and it drives me farking crazy.


coolwipk
 
2012-08-22 12:27:39 PM
I had a Japanese customer visit last month & he was under orders from his wife to bring back Cream Cheese & Glad Trash Bags with Febreze scent.

/not very csb
 
2012-08-22 12:53:23 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7281641/78870823#c78870823" target="_blank">aagrajag</a>:</b> <i>Corn_Fed: I've heard that Japanese people generally do not like peanut butter.

Can someone with experience there comment on that?

There's not a single supermarket in which I've not seen peanut butter for sale. It seems to be less sweet.</i>

I'm not sure how anything can be *less* sweet than normal peanut butter, considering how it's usually not made with sugar (or barely any). My experience is that real peanut butter can be bought from the import stores, but Japanese supermarkets only carry "pinatsu kurimu", which is similar to peanut butter only *much* sweeter, and creamier.

I was there for a couple years and anyone who knows me knows that I constantly biatched about the lack peanut butter and peanut butter candies like Reese's, peanut butter M&M's, etc. My mother's care package would usually include a variety of fine Reese's products. :)
 
2012-08-22 12:59:31 PM
You put your chocolate in my peanut butter
I was walking you were in my way.....

Link
 
2012-08-22 01:05:30 PM

aagrajag: Corn_Fed: I've heard that Japanese people generally do not like peanut butter.

Can someone with experience there comment on that?

There's not a single supermarket in which I've not seen peanut butter for sale. It seems to be less sweet.


/html fail, try again

I'm not sure how anything can be *less* sweet than normal peanut butter, considering how it's usually not made with sugar (or barely any). My experience is that real peanut butter can be bought from the import stores, but Japanese supermarkets only carry "pinatsu kurimu", which is similar to peanut butter only *much* sweeter, and creamier.

I was there for a couple years and anyone who knows me knows that I constantly biatched about the lack peanut butter and peanut butter candies like Reese's, peanut butter M&M's, etc. My mother's care package would usually include a variety of fine Reese's products. :)
 
2012-08-22 01:52:08 PM

aagrajag: tuna


Yeah, me neither. Either the label is horribly wrong, or there's trickery afoot.
 
2012-08-22 02:41:07 PM

stupiddream: ragekage: Now, is it "Ree-sus" or "Ree-sees"? Because my wife insists it's the latter and it drives me farking crazy.

Reese - ezz, you're both wrong.


You're all wrong.

Reese's = Reese + is
 
2012-08-22 03:34:46 PM

DeltaPunch:
I'm not sure how anything can be *less* sweet than normal peanut butter, considering how it's usually not made with sugar (or barely any). My experience is that real peanut butter can be bought from the import stores, but Japanese supermarkets only carry "pinatsu kurimu", which is similar to peanut butter only *much* sweeter, and creamier.

I was there for a couple years and anyone who knows me knows that I constantly biatched about the lack peanut butter and peanut butter candies like Reese's, peanut butter M&M's, etc. My mother's care package would usually include a variety of fine Reese's products. :)


Seems we had nearly identical experiences in Japan then.
 
2012-08-22 08:08:45 PM

El Brujo: stupiddream: ragekage: Now, is it "Ree-sus" or "Ree-sees"? Because my wife insists it's the latter and it drives me farking crazy.

Reese - ezz, you're both wrong.

You're all wrong.

Reese's = Reese + is


You are correct.

Although I have heard many people say Reesies. Even worse, Reesies Piecies. If you actually pronounce it like someone who passed third grade, it already rhymed. You don't need to force one. It's the freaking name Reese in the possessive. If you can't look at that and immediately know the correct way to pronounce it, English is either not your native tongue or you are exceedingly stupid.

I honestly don't get why this word in particular is so confounding for people. Do they just see the multitude of E's, have an aneurysm, and revert back to Kindergarten rules where you just pronounce the letter E with a long vowel sound all the time?

ragekage: Now, is it "Ree-sus" or "Ree-sees"? Because my wife insists it's the latter and it drives me farking crazy.


Your wife is an idiot. I don't mean that as a simple insult but as a statement of fact. If she's an adult and says "Ree-sees," she is illiterate. There's no confusion about this word. It'd be like seeing the name "Joseph" and pronouncing it Jo-se-puh-huh. You have to be an idiot to do that.
 
2012-08-22 09:31:10 PM

aagrajag: aagrajag: bakarocket: Damn it. Closest Seiyu is miles away.

I'll actually have to go out of my way to get me some PBcups

Maybe not:

https://nets.the-seiyu.com/SCFWeb/main.jsp

Crap, that link doesn't paste well.

Try:

https://nets.the-seiyu.com/SCFWeb/main.jsp?index=3

and hit お菓子.


Aw yeah. That's the ticket. I didn't even know they had a net shop, though I guess these days not having one would be more odd.

Thanks for looking that up.
 
2012-08-23 02:41:35 AM

aagrajag: bakarocket: aagrajag: Skleenar: Off topic:

I've started mixing ume with cream cheese and spreading it on bagels. Awesome.

I never would have thought of that, but I'll give it a try. Now, where the hell do I find respectable bagels here...

Find a 業務スーパー near you. That's where I get bagels and tortillas.

No such luck. I've got Seiyu, Aeon, and アップルランド. Aeon had tortillas, though.

//長野県


Hey, a fellow Nagano dweller. I haven't been able to find decent bagels either, some bakeries make okay ones, but I usually just grab some bagels whenever someone makes a Costco run to Gunma. If you have a Tsuruya in your area, they usually carry flour tortillas, but they're not that great. They taste a bit yeasty to me.
 
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