Loading...

Mar 28, 2017

Easter eggs in Japan

Does anyone know where I might be able to buy chocolate easter eggs in Tokyo? I'm thinking Cadbury cream eggs, mini eggs, stuff like that. I've been in Japan a while and never been bothered by it but I've got some young nephews visiting around that time so I'd like to try and get them something for easter.

SalarymanJim

SalarymanJim

A foreign salaryman in Japan, documenting life from somewhere near 'salaryman town' Shimbashi, Tokyo. Way out of my depth!

9 Answers



  • Aluma

    on Mar 29

    Kaldi sometimes has the Easter candy you mentioned.

    0
  • Lyssays

    on Mar 31

    I've always struggled to find Cadbury Creme eggs and the like, but you can get some American and European brand Easter eggs at shops like Plaza/Miniplaza as well as some international food shops, e.g. Kaldi, or the international food one that tends to be in/near the big Aeon supermarkets. A lot of the Easter imports get marketed as White Day products, though, so there's not that much left now. If visiting physical stores doesn't yield any results, you could probably still give the Foreign Buyer's Club - http://www.fbcusa.com/ - a try! Good luck!

    1
  • DaveJpn

    on Mar 31

    I was in a Miniplaza during lunch and saw that they had some chocolates wrapped up in bunny rabbit packaging. Maybe there is more to come. It could still be a bit early, as I hear that Easter is a bit later this year.

    0
  • Saitama

    on Apr 2

    There were quite a few places selling them in Saitama last year, so I am optimistic for Tokyo! When all else fails you can pick up a Lindt Easter bunny in one of the Lindt stores in Tokyo. :-) Or the Kinder surprise eggs are in quite a few places now, including Sony Plaza and Kaldi.

    1
  • SalarymanJim

    on Apr 3

    @Saitama Thanks. I hadn't thought about Lindt Although, I'm not sure the nephews will fully appreciate the branding of that one!!!

    0
  • SalarymanJim

    on Apr 3

    @Lyss @Aluma Thanks for the tips. I haven't had chance to get to a Kaldi yet, so I'm hoping that will turn something up. In the end, I suppose I can just improvise with some Japanese novelty. I'd quite like to get some cream eggs for myself though!

    0
  • JapanExpert

    on Apr 26

    Too late for this year, but maybe if interest for another year. Many of the 100 yen stores have started selling plastic eggs around Easter. Fill these with assorted treats / surprises and they work really well for Easter egg hunts. Also if you're really craving the Cadbury cream eggs, try making them yourself - they really aren't that hard. Maybe a project suitable to do with bigger kids. Here's a recipe you can try - http://www.food.com/amp/recipe/top-secret-recipes-version-of-cadbury-cream-eggs-by-todd-wilbur-20733

    1
  • SalarymanJim

    on May 17

    @JapanExpert Thanks for the input. Yep, something to think about for next year. Making my own cream eggs had never occurred to me.

    0
  • Tomuu

    on Sep 7

    How did you get on?!

    0

Awaiting More Answers

8 Answers

Your favorite summer getaway spots?

Any favorite places you all have to get away to during the stinking hot summer months? I would love a long weekend away somewhere (ideally cooler!) We did Hakodate/Aomori one summer and really enjoyed it. Would love to hear your suggestions.

genkidesu

on Jun 12

3 Answers

Hot water into cold water

I heard or read somewhere that pouring hot water into cold water was not a good thing to do. (I like my water luke warm sometimes) Something to do with religion or dead association with dead people (and Japan does not like that) Have you heard of this? Any sources I could see so I don’t mess up in a critical moment?

Kasajizo

on Jun 9

3 Answers

Anybody know what these are?

Anybody know what these (larva, eggs, pupa...?) are and more importantly what (insect?) they will become? Thank you

Saitama

on Jun 4

6 Answers

Annoying morning futon slapping noise. What time is OK?

There's a middle-aged guy, living in one of the apartments in the building across the street from me, who hangs out his futon between 7 - 8 am and then bangs the sh@*t out of them with one of those stupid plastic slapping devices. Honestly, I want to take it from him and slap him with it instead. Of course, I'll end up doing nothing of the sort, but I find this futon-slapping at that time so annoying and noisy and am astonished that he continues to do it despite his noise echoing down the whole street and him being the only person on the street to do so (at least at that sort of time). If he was in my building I might stick a note through his door or something, but I'm not sure about the protocol of doing that when the culprit is in a different building. I'm also wondering if the 7 - 8 am slot for futon-slapping is a perfectly acceptable one and actually it's me that needs the attitude adjustment. Thoughts?

Tomuu

on May 25