Travel back in time with these candies

Last week, a group of our users visited a old-school candy bar in Ikebukuro! For a fee of ¥2,000, they enjoyed a 2hour all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat candy experience!

image

The entrance of the shop and the decor are very retro, as though you’ve walked into a 1980s movie set.

image

image

Our users were able to try traditional Japanese snacks such as

  • Umaibou (a corn snack that comes in many usual and strange Japanese flavours such as spicy cod roe, plum, octopus balls),
  • Cocoa Cigarette (chocolates that look like cigarettes, as the name suggests),
  • Su Konbu (vinegared seaweed sheets),
  • Ume Jam (red jam made of plums, can be sucked from the packet or used as jam spread.)… just to name a few.

image

image

Perhaps the most popular snack among our foreigner friends is the Age-pan (literally, fried bread). It is a kind of fried dough coated in sugar. Our Japanese users will remember these from their school days where Age-pan is often served during school lunch. Perhaps it reminds us of those sugar-coated donuts back home?

(Pictures courtesy of N. Kogure, hotpepper.jp, and Dagashi Bar) 

===================================

☆★ About Dagashi Bar ★☆

Address: Nishi Ikebukuro, 1-24-9, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
Tel: 050-5815-4395
Website: (Japanese only) http://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000650222/
Opening hours:

  • Mon – Thu5:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Fri – Sat5:00 pm – 4:30 am
  • Sun5:00 pm – 12:00 am