Jul 9, 2024

Budget-friendly scone fix


Chocochip sugar scone

Brand: Chateraise

Price: 108 yen

Place of purchase: Chateraise


The description

This product is a chocolate chip scone, and you can find it at the Chateraise bakery/dessert chain. It was priced at a very reasonable 108 yen including tax.

The good

In my home country, scones are sold at just about every bakery in every corner of the country. Here, they're a little harder to come across, but I'm always over the moon when I find them. This chocolate chip option from Chateraise caught my eye, and I was very pleased with the price tag of only 108 yen -- I feel like that's super reasonable and budget friendly. It has quite a generous amount of chocolate chips in it, and I'd recommend heating it up a little before you eat it so they get all melty and delicious. Overall, hard to go wrong for the price, and it was thoroughly tasty as well.

The not so good

I would say that this is a little more moist than scones I'm used to back home. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't say it was a bad thing, but it could have something to do with the fact that it's plastic-wrapped. Just go into it expecting that, so you don't feel disappointed by it not being *exactly* like scones you're accustomed to. Overall though, this felt like a steal at only 108 yen, so if you're looking for a cost-effective way to get your scone fix I'd highly recommend seeing if you have a Chateraise store near you. Hope you enjoy it if you do end up giving it a try -- happy eating!



Love to travel, interested in J-beauty products and consider myself a convenience store snack aficionado. Navigating the ever-present challenges of expat life, particularly about my TCK's (third culture kids).