Japanese Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack

Refreshing Picnic - September 2022

Cool like Fanta! To ensure your perfect summer picnic on the beach, we include our very first drink in our Mix box! Get a taste of Japan and enjoy the remaining summer days, with ZenPop perfect picnic selection and a unique MOS BURGER collaboration!


Cup Star Cheese Shio Tom to Jerry from Sanyo Shokuhin

Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, sesame, soy, chicken, pork Processed in a facility that also processes seafood extract Cooking time: 3 minutes Did you know that Tom & Jerry (トムとジェリー) were originally named Jasper and Jinx? A more impressive fun fact, though, is that the cat and the mouse won a combined 7 Oscars! Now, we have to combine that information with some tasty noodles from "CupStar" (カップスター), one of Sanyo Foods Sapporo's number one series. It's a salty ramen (しお) with a characteristic cheese flavor that uses cheese-flavored cubes (I mean, if Jerry’s around, there’s gotta be cheese, right?), perforated, just like the stereotype that just popped up in your mind. The noodles have a smooth surface (so smooth that Jerry could use them to make Tom slip while in pursuit!) and are supple and easy to eat. Thanks to the gentle seasoning of the noodles and the soup become one. That, and the umami of chicken, bonito and scallops, combined to create a salty, cheese-flavored soup.


Chicken Ramen Donburi from Nissin

Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, chicken, soy, sesame Cooking time: 3 minutes Chicken Ramen is actually the very first instant ramen ever invented! Nissin Chikin Ramen (日清チキンラーメン), is a noodle brand and the first marketed brand of Japanese instant noodles produced by Nissin Foods since 1958. It was invented by Momofuku Ando after he learnt how to cook tempura in his house in Ikeda, Osaka, our hometown! Actually, house is an overstatement, he did it in his garden shed! The main ingredient in this renewed version is "Kakitama" (かきたま) made into "Torofuwa tamago" (とろふわたまご). The fluffy and thick texture of the egg has a smooth feel while being eaten, and you can appreciate the subtitles flavors of the eggs! Make sure to look under the lid for a homage to the creator of what’s referred to, in Japan, as one of the greatest inventions of all time: instant noodles!


MOS BURGER POTATO Teriyaki Burger flavor from Ajigen

<Teriyaki burger> Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, soy Processed in a facility that also processes buckwheat, peanuts, shrimp, and crab <Teriyaki Cheese> Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, soy, beaf Processed in a facility that also processes buckwheat, peanuts, shrimp, and crab Supervised by Mos Burger, Ajigen, a producer from Kagawa prefecture, announces the birth of a new Teriyaki Burger-flavored potato stick! Mos Burger Potato thoroughly reproduces the particular taste of one of their iconic dishes. Since Mos Burger developed the Teriyaki Burger (照焼バーガー) for the first time in their store back in 1973, it has been loved by many people. "Miso" is the secret flavor that they arrived at after trial and error in order to create a teriyaki sauce that suits the taste of Japanese people. Now, we’ve actually gotten 2 versions of this one, the classic Teriyaki Burger flavor, and because love all things cheese, we also have the Teriyaki Cheese one. We’ll let you judge for yourself!


Noukou Cheese Pizza Potato Aji from Natori

Allergens: dairy, soy Natori is a slightly lesser known snack producer overseas, however in Japan, they have a reputation for being excellent at what they do. We’ve found you some unique collaboration they did with Calbee and their Pizza Potato chips. Natori added some rich cheese flavor, so much so that some people may even argue this isn’t a snack, but it’s just cheese! Calbee’s proprietary manufacturing method also gives those snack a unique texture, light and fluffy. Who can say no to a combo of cheese, pizza and potato?


Country Ma'am Jiwaru Butter Middle Pack from Fujiya

Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, soy Country Ma’am is famous for cookies, like, really famous. And pretty much anything that comes out of their ovens is a delight. Their unique recipes started with the idea of "freshly baked homemade cookies" and began to become popular in the United States in the 1970s. Those Jiwaru Butter (じわるバター) treats are new to their lineup, and are no exception to their reputation. The cookies are very dense, moist, rich in flavor and won’t leave you disappointed. It’s nearly like eating a proper cake with a strong butter flavor! Try heating them up in the oven to leave them melt in your mouth!


Otona no Jagariko Ninniku Syoyu Karaage Aji from Calbee

Allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Soy and Chicken A snack for adults that kids will love too. The fried taste from Jagarico’s garlic soy (にんにく醤油) sauce Karaage (唐揚げ) treat will leave you salivating. The aromas of fried chicken paired with garlic soy sauce bring the taste of Japan’s izakaya diners to your home.


Cola Fusen Gum from Coris

Some cola-flavored gum from Coris, a specialist in the field. This slightly retro packaging might make some of you nostalgic for a bygone era. This classic gum is popular among children, as you can get another one for free if you win a lottery! It’s a product that has been available since the beginnings of Coris, 1948. The ingredients have been reviewed for this new edition and changed from synthetic coloring to natural coloring!


FANTA Seishun Sweety from Coca-Cola Japan

This is it, our very first featured drink! We couldn’t have done it in any different way than to include some tasty, sparkly Fanta (ファンタ)! The new flavor "Youth Sweetie", is a limited time only carbonated drink, characterized by the soft sweetness and refreshing acidity of sweetie, which is a type of citrus fruit, and is perfect for the time when the damp heat of the rainy season becomes severe. Make sure you have it really chilled before taking your first sip!