One of the things I miss about Japan, is the ability to pop to the local konbini (コンビニ) after a long day exploring and grab a handful of snacks to take back to my hostel to see me through the night. Luckily upon my return to England I quickly discovered that all was not lost, as I could still get my hands on these delicious snacks. How? Enter “Tofu Cute”
“Tofu Cute” is an online store which specialises in Japanese (and also Korea, Taiwan & Hong Kong) sweets and snacks. They also offer a range of cute (or Kawaii) accessories along with a host of other goodies.
I first used “Tofu Cute” long before I actually left for Japan, as a taster of what was to come. I went a little bit over the top, which is easily done as the prices are very reasonable, and ordered what can only be described as enough Japanese sweets to feed a small army. The web-store is easy to navigate, as I found myself adding pocky sticks after pocky sticks to my basket. They also accept all payment types through the website, including PayPal if you’re one of those sorts who doesn’t like to enter their credit card details into websites.
Tofu Cute also make many appearances at conventions and exhibitions, including one I attended this weekend (Birmingham MCM) where once again, it’s very easy to get carried away. The helpful Tofu member of staff (whose name I didn’t catch, sorry!) handed me a small pink basket to put my items in, which lead to me stacking even more sweets in!
If you can’t make it to one of the expos, don’t panic. Ordering from their website is just as fun. The best news is that standard UK delivery for orders under £20 are only £2.50, and orders £20 or more are free delivery!
You can check out Tofu Cute via their: