Episode 1 Snack Guide



  • If you are interested in trying the dagashi snacks for yourself, then look no further! Watching this show made me extremely interested in trying these snacks for myself. For those of you who watched the recent episode of Dubbletalk, you saw that they are giving away Umaibō ("delicious stick") for the winners of the question of the week. But for those of us who don't win but still want to try it, I will be posting links to where you can get these dagashi snacks. I thought it would be a fun way to watch the episodes each week. I found some dagashi snack packs in bulk on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Assorted-Japanese-Snack-Dagashi-Economical/dp/B00URCF2B8) or in smaller packs as well (http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-sweets-Children-Assortment-Dagashi/dp/B00TK3MIQ2/ref=pd_bxgy_325_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1XF4MDBDVE5JA0TM7ZWN), but it seems like Ebay has more reasonable prices.

    For Episode 1, I listened closely to try and catch all the dagashi snacks mentioned. However, if I missed some, feel free to add them in for me.

    The biggest dagashi snack they focused on in this episode was the Umaibō (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umaib%C5%8D). This "delicious stick" snack is a type of corn based snack. There are a lot of flavors for them, some of them pretty weird too. Some of my favorite-sounding include Sugar Rusk, Pizza, and Corn Potage. Some of the more strange ones are Octopus, Natto, and, well, Corn Potage. These look interesting and potentially good. If you are feeling brave, do what they did in the show and combine them to make new flavors. Ebay has a variety of different options for Umaibo. A search returned many results (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/umaibo). Amazon also has packs of Umaibo (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=umaibo+30), (http://www.amazon.com/Japan-Snack-Umaibou-Potage-Taste/dp/B00CP3EEIO/ref=sr_1_3?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1455184053&sr=1-3&keywords=umaibo).

    The next dagashi snack talked about in Episode 1 was the Potato Fry. A crispy potato snack that has a few different flavors. Amazon has a pack of 20 (http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Poteto-packages-Chiken-flavor/dp/B003VYC9XS/ref=sr_1_4?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1455183352&sr=1-4&keywords=potato+fry+snack). I also found it in a pack of other dagashi snacks (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-snack-Selected-Dagashi-Box-23-pc-set-Snack-Candy-Assortment-/272069165301). That dagahsi pack comes with Umaibo so you could get both with that one. Out of all the snacks on episode 1, I have to say this one looks the best to me.

    And finally, the last dagashi snack they talked about was milk coffee candies, very briefly. This may seem a bit more familiar to western audiences, however, I have found some Japanese brands of this candy which are more authentic to the show. (http://www.amazon.com/Uha-Milk-Coffee-Candy-Net/dp/B002ZQBVLE), (http://www.amazon.com/Kasugai-Sumiyaki-Japanese-Roasted-Coffee/dp/B0009MW9HG/ref=pd_sim_325_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51cDmccbJRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=AC_UL160_SR109%2C160&refRID=1PSYBBPTJ6PFP6BMMHG2).

    So yeah, a great first episode of Dagashi Kashi with a lot of interesting snacks to try! I am excited to see if they are good! If there are some I missed or if you know some more places to purchase them, please leave a comment. Also, if you do give some of them a try, post back on here your experience and how you liked it! I will be checking back weekly with new links for the dagashi snacks. Hope you guys like the show!

    Edit: The Dagashi Kashi snack guide has been moved here: http://www.funimation.com/forum/showthread.php?10044-Dagashi-Kashi-Snack-Buying-Guide&p=76914#post76914.



  • If there's an Asian market in your area, check there.

    Just don't buy any of the cheap DVD's. ~_^



  • Check this out! Dagashi Kashi Themed Snack Sampler pack posted on https://jbox.com/dagashikashi01. These are based on the Dagashi Kashi anime and there several different boxes to choose from. The items are currently on preorder and will be releasing soon. They have all the different snacks from the show so this will be cool!

    They also have regular Dagashi Bento pack in stock now. (https://jbox.com/spack002)



  • Heh,

    I'd like to say I watch it for the Dagashi, but honestly its just for the crazy chick…

    This girl is just soo looney and over the top in her antics its entertaining. To her this is like SUPER IMPORTANT, just like a little kid, and its like life or death... and she's sooo over the top pretentious about it all its frigging hysterical. The scene usually just starts out with Kokonutsu... being normal then its like .. uh oh... here comes the over the top crazy chick, I can't wait to see what happens next.

    I admit some of the candy does seem interesting, but honestly that's not really why I watch it.

    And you do see this, if you really want to know, its an Asian thing, Heck hit up YouTube and there's even a video on Asian girls like this and even goes into their Facebook pages. So while this is an over the top portrayal... its not that far from the truth.



  • I've only seen Chocolate and Strawberry pocky at my local Stop & Shop.



  • Must say nubguy…

    +1 for epix post: Finally a thread that has "Actionable Intelligence" for once of course... you should have this thread moved or posted in the Dagashi Sub-forum for future reference as not to get hidden here.

    Must say this show does make me hungry... I mean I did spend 9 months in Japan and had at least some of the items I think at least once (hard to remember these days; was over 6 years ago last time) during my late night "foodraids on convenience stores (most epix)". Nonetheless I never got into the stuff too much. Perhaps when I go back I focus a bit more... "enlightened" by this show it is so...

    Of course for all ye Americans out there: The sourcing you provide is excellent. Nothing is easier to buy then Amazon... and you got Wiki Links as well.

    Definitely "Thread of the Year" contention this one is... nice work nub.



  • haha such high praise grandalliance! Thank you for saying so, I am really glad you found the information useful. I was hoping people would enjoy such a guide. I am working on the post for episode 2 and will post a link to this thread in the new Dagashi Kashi Buying Guide Thread (located in the Dagashi Kashi section of the forum now).

    Wow, that's so cool! I have always wanted to visit Japan. I bet those food raids were crazy lol what kind of food did you prefer during your time there? And what was your Japan experience like in general?
    Yeah, you'll know exactly what to look for thanks to the anime lol

    Agreed. You can get almost anything on Amazon these days, it's crazy. What do you mean by Wiki Links though?

    Haha wow that's nice of you to say. Thanks! I hope you continue to enjoy it. The new episode has some crazy snacks so be sure to check out my new post!



  • @nubguy:

    Wow, that's so cool! I have always wanted to visit Japan. I bet those food raids were crazy lol what kind of food did you prefer during your time there? And what was your Japan experience like in general?

    Well when you live in the same location (in Tokyo or otherwise) on Tourist Visas for 3 month periods (good luck ever qualifying for a long-term visa) you will eventually spend "quality time" at the convenience stores; especially if you're active at nights.

    Although its been awhile and I forget all the details; usually the core I would get is Tuna/Egg Sandwiches, which although inexpensive, never found anything like it in America yet. Usually get it with a Meiji Chocolate Bar and a Tangerine based "POM POM" Juice (which was like a commodity there). Depending on the store, usually some type of Japanese Potato Chip or otherwise… although other items would change over time as I changed preferences. Some stores like the "3F" stores have semi-fresh baked goods which would get as well.

    As I said, if your there long enough, you will probably get everything at least once... what I mean by "Food Raid" is because usually one "roams the aisles looking for stuff that makes you hungry". Hard part is the self-control. Although it isn't a candy store, and doesn't have the wide selection like this Anime series, there is still quite a bit of "candy" or otherwise like items as ye can imagine.

    Only thing is I don't remember if I had/which Dagashi or not... I never really paid attention to the names of stuff I was putting in my mouth for most part :)

    Actually true with lots of stuff... Japanese have lots of "small dishes" especially if you go to a restaurant (appetizer-size) and trying to remember names for everything is hardz. I will get around to it eventually of course but alas no matter...

    What do you mean by Wiki Links though?

    …was referring to the fact you referenced things to Wikipedia using HTML... sourced your Original post which is good.

    BTW if anyone is interesting in going to Japan... it is rather easy. Can you go to the Airport and get on an Airplane? Easy as pie. The hard part is staying longer then 3 months. And make sure you are well funded $$$... key is to have lots of it gold. Staying at apartment service knocks price way down, else expect burn rate of at least 3K/month+airfare for reasonably moderate lifestyle conditions.

    Lastly... plan and focus on getting to a hotel ASAP once you get there... your brain explodes once you get to Tokyo, especially the first time. Even if your perfectly fluent your head always explodes for some reason first day after getting of the flight and all the nonsense thereafter. Expect to sleep all day the next day, then do stuff the 3rd day.

    Actually I was planning to go back this summer for first time in years... currently working on funding at moment. As I stated before... perhaps I will do more "Dagashi" research in specific this time nonetheless.





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  • @cravecrate:

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    Thank you so much! I am really glad that you are enjoying the guide! There are definitely a lot of cool snacks to try out, so check out all the entries. Enjoy!



  • @nubguy:

    Thank you so much! I am really glad that you are enjoying the guide! There are definitely a lot of cool snacks to try out, so check out all the entries. Enjoy!

    Not to burst your bubble, but there's a good chance that was a spambot. :hmm:



  • @SpacemanHardy:

    Not to burst your bubble, but there's a good chance that was a spambot. :hmm:

    Haha yeah I kind of figured that since his link isn't even about dagashi. But I thought I'd reply just in case. Thanks for looking out though. Those spambots can be tricky.



  • The bot is banned now. :D



  • @Sophie:

    The bot is banned now. :D

    lol thanks Sophie. Guess even the bots enjoy my snack guide :P


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