September 4, 2017
Bad news: remember that Battle of the Donuts video we did a while ago? Well, that chain has shut down all over Japan. SO NO DONUTS FOR YOU. We decided to do something similar, then, in case you’ve got a hankering for Western sweets in Japan. And so here’s a video about us having fun at Cookie Time!
It’s Simon here writing the blog post, and though I don’t know how their fresh cookies taste, because Martina and Dan got to eat them, I did have a lot of their takeout cookies. Take out cookies? Is that a word? Aren’t all cookies take out cookies? Packaged cookies! That’s it. They’ve got a really good salted caramel cookie, and also something called a Hokey Pokey, I believe. Both are really great cookies. I’m eating some veggies now as we’re packing for our flight to Australia in a few hours, and I’ve got a bunch of them in the cabinet saved for desperate times. I’d like some now. But we’re both trying to diet at the moment. Hell is there a time that we’re not dieting? For real now, though: we are dieting between shoots. And the point is, these freaking cookies are calling to me a lot more than they would in times of weaker self-control. Now, back to a mouthful of lotus root and broccoli and tofu…
In this video we announced that we’re having a meet up at Cookie Time as well. We’ve known about Cookie Time for a while now. A long time ago, I don’t remember when, they sent us a bunch of cookies for one of our package opening videos. We ate all those cookies and loved them. A few months later they contacted us about hosting an event at their location. And this was right when Camden’s Blue Donuts shut down in Japan, so this all seemed like perfect timing. Destiny almost. Since we really like their cookies, and we like the people working at Cookie Time as well (they’re really nice people), it seemed like having an event at their place makes perfect sense. Double score!
I know this might seem like a paid product placement to some of you but it’s not. Honestly. We like this place and think having an event here makes great sense. Because we’ve done many meetups in the past, we know that people waiting can get really bored. I think it’s great to have something fun while people are waiting, so having access to great cookies seems like a win-win to me.
Groovy! Now onto more info!
The event will be held Saturday, October 7th from 4-6PM. The address is 1 Chome-21-15 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001. It’s right across from Harajuku Station, by the Takeshita Road exit. Get out of the station, turn left, walk for a minute, and you’ll see it on your right. We’ll be there! If you’ve by accident gone out of the other exit, still take a left, and walk just a bit longer. You’ll still make it there. It’s on the Main Street where both exits are :D
For those of you who can’t come to the event, we still want you to be able to take part in this in some small way, so we’ve made some special edition Cookie Time cookie sets that we’d like to mail out to you. We’re sorry you can’t make it, but hopefully we can see you next time! Just let us know in the comment section if you could be a cookie, what kind of cookie would you be?. We’ll pick some fun answers and mail out some cookies to you. You’re often mailing us lovely stuff to play with, so we’d like to mail some out to you in return :D
Below is the video telling you about the location and contest, as well as some extra scenes, if you’re feeling playful :D