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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Pokémon "Tokyo Banana" to be Sold in Japan Nationwide

The infamous “Tokyo Banana,” a popular snack for tourists visiting the Tokyo area, is getting more Pokémon love in Japan. The popular snack will start being sold in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama at various Seven-11 convenience stores from early April until the end of the month while supplies last. Throughout the month, a nationwide rollout will see the snacks on store shelves all around the country. Currently, Pikachu and Eevee versions of the snack are available. 

As for the snack itself, Tokyo Bananas are small sponge cakes filled with (typically) banana cream. The Pikachu versions of the snack are filled with banana cream, while the Eevee versions of the snack feature a chocolate flavored sponge cake with caramel macchiato flavored banana cream. A pack of two costs ¥291 (roughly $2.64 with current exchange rates).  

The Tokyo Banana has been sold at train stations and airports throughout Japan since 1991. The snack is produced by Gravestone, co., and (ironically) is manufactured in Tokorozawa, Saitama. The company does collaborations on a regular basis with a variety of IP. At the moment, Disney Fantasia and Mickey mouse are also being sold. 

The Famicast can confirm that the Tokyo Banana, Pokémon versions or not, are something that should be tried if you visit Japan. 

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