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Japanese Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day

July 29, 2016

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Hi everyone!

Summer is upon us now, and it’s stupid hot outside. It was 36 degrees recently, and it’s nasty humid outside. So gross! There are some days we get all prepped and ready to go and then we step outside, hiss at the sunlight, and slither back into our dark house and murmer to ourselves and edit. But some days we overcome the heat and brave it outside. And it’s supposedly going to get hotter and nastier according to what our friends say so I think this will be one of the last posts we write before we die. Thank you for watching, everyone. Next time you see us we will be a puddle.

To combat the stupidly hot heat, we wanted to try some Japanese Ice Cream from convenience stores. We can’t try them all because there are so many, and the video would be hours long, and we’d get sick, and after 10 we’d be groggy and would feel poopy, so we limited it to just a few. And, hell, filming out in this heat SUCKS. Martina gave up by the end. Hell, even our camera gave up. Our fruit bar segment just stopped filming. Same with another video we filmed outside today. The camera just says “nah this is ridiculous” and stops recording. And we keep on talking to a dead camera like dummies.

I gotta say, I wasn’t as disappointed as I thought I’d be. I thought, it’s a convenience store, it’s cheap, it’s probably not the best ice cream, but most of it was actually more than passably good. Except for the Coolish. Maybe some people like it but it didn’t jive with us at all. Everything else, though, was pretty solid. OH EXCEPT FOR THE LOTTE BALLS. Those just sucked. We’ve had Pino before (Pinot? I don’t remember how to spell it). They sell at convenience stores and supermarkets as well, and they’re literally the same things as the Lotte Balls but with not gross ice cream. But otherwise, the Azuki bean ice cream stuff I thought was going to be really gross and slimy and sticky, but it was so great. SO GREAT! And the fruit bar, also great! That waffle thing with ice cream in the middle, SO GREAT AND SMART! That made me happy :D

Apart from the heat, though, I really love filming in our park. We’re not great at cinematography or anything, but having that temple in the background was just gorgeous, in my eyes. So much of the park looks great on camera, and in real life as well. I’d like to film there everyday, thanks! If only we can stop the annoying Cicada buzzing in the background. We really need to figure out how to be better at audio.

So that’s it for this week! Next week we’ll have another video filmed in the park, also a fun one, and it’ll have DOGGIES! I won’t say too much. My lips are sealed. For now, let’s leave this video with some extra scenes, if you feel like watching them :D

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  1. Some of them taste cheap because they aren’t actually ice cream. They are ラクトアイス, and they can’t be sold or labeled as “ice cream.” The percentage of milk solids and fats is too low to be legally sold as ice cream. ミルクアイス has a higher percentage than ラクトアイス, but still not as much as ice cream. I don’t think any of the ones featured in the video were actually “ice cream.” They are tasty though. I love ジャンボ.

    3 years ago
  2. Hi Simon and Martina! I’m living around Kichijoji for the next week and the fruit bar looks amazing! Which convenience store did you purchase it at? I haven’t been able to find it at any Family Mart near the park. Thank you :)

    3 years ago
  3. I *love* this FAPFAP!! It has three of my favorite things: ice cream, beautiful Japanese scenery & you guise!!! ^_^

    Idk if you guise have found a Kakigori shop yet, but they’re like Patbingsu shops only Japanese style. ::on my knees:: Can you guise pretty, pretty pleeeeeeze try to find one for another FAPFAP, especially since it’s so HOT over there? I’m totally like Martina in the heat… I get you! Seriously! But, although I melt into a gross headachey puddle of goo in the heat, eating my weight in ice cream/icy desserts can put me in a great mood on any day. Btw guise, when I travel anywhere in the tropics, I swear by lemon eucalyptus oil as mosquitos within miles of my skin think I’m one uber delicious walking buffet. I never leave the bathroom after showing without liberally massaging (don’t slather as you’ll only sweat it off) the oil into my skin from hairline to toes. I buy the essential oil then mix it with any light oil (I prefer apricot kernel oil, either cosmetic or food grade) at 1tsp to 1cup ratios. I’ve also mixed the essential oil directly into my sunblock — body only!– when I travel to the Philippines. For my face, ears & neck, I skip all moisturizers & use the oil mixture at a 1/4tsp to 1cup ratio before applying my facial sunblock. No acne *ever* but I have been bitten on my eyelids in particularly fierce mosquito clouds when I couldn’t get away fast enough. You can add a few drops of lavender oil to it to make it smell nicer — my hubby even likes using it when we travel & doesn’t feel like it’s a non-manly scent at all, esp since it keeps him from getting attacked, too. Love you guise & thank you again for sharing with us!!

    3 years ago
    • FYI, I have super sensitive skin & I don’t recommended using anything new unless you do an allergy skin patch test first! This mixture works without skin irritation for me, my hubby & the friends we’ve shared it with, but everyone’s different. It also goes without saying (but since this is the Internet, I’ll say it anyway) do *NOT* apply near/on eyes, lips or nostrils and only use either formulation topically on skin: external use only.

      3 years ago
  4. Are you guys familiar with the YouTube channel “Cooking with Dog”? Watch this video https://youtu.be/HgC0WYNKIQM, it has a similar looking azuki bean dessert. “Frozen Yogurt and Azuki Milk Popsicles (Summer Dessert Recipe) | Cooking with Dog”

    3 years ago
  5. Oh man, hot and humid days can really drain me too! I’m definitely feeling the heat since one of the AC units of house I’m staying in right now just broke. With the temp being 95+ degrees outside, I’m living in front of my fan while simultaneously downing glasses of water and ice-cold chocolate milk.

    3 years ago
  6. I hate summer too. Maybe not summer, but sun and hot days :P But it’s funny how you literally melt, and then i see people in the background wering jackets.

    3 years ago
  7. I remember eating this ice cream bar when I went studying abroad to China in the summer of 2008. It was a magnum bar with a vanilla ice cream center, then had layers in this order (outer to inner- dark chocolate, caramel, chocolate, creamy cake layer, chocolate). It was like master ball, never able to find another one after using it. IT WAS HEAVENLY AND I COULDN’T FIND IT AGAIN FOR THE REST OF THE TRIP. I was a sad panda..

    3 years ago
    • Yes hahaha China has ice cream bars with so many layers! My favorite has chocolate on the outside with layers of jam, custard, and chocolate. I am in China now and hope I can find the one you mentioned. It sounds so yummy!

      It’s stupid hot in Hangzhou right now (up to 28C almost every day this week) so my main hobby is finding and eating every kind of ice cream! haha I can relate so much to this video and blog post, thanks!

      3 years ago
      • OMG that layered ice cream with jam and custard sound amazing!! I’m so jealous! Stay cool. I know how crazy hot it gets in south China. Eat all them ice cream!!

        3 years ago
  8. Hi Simon&Martina!
    Have you guys tried Yukimi Daifuku(雪見だいふく)?
    It’s my favourite!:)

    3 years ago
  9. a couple of my favorites have been for years and one i cannot get because its only sold on the west coast in Cal. and Nevada areas, that one is called an “It’s IT” think of an ice cream sandwich thats done up in between 2 oatmeal cookies and then dunked in Chocolate. yummy. and the other one use to be only on the west coast but got bought by Klondike, called the choco-taco. think of a waffle cone but shamped like a taco shell with incream in it topped with chopped almonds and the top part is dipped in chocolate. oh and the lining of the shell is coated in chocolate also… both of these are just too delish!!! have fun :)

    3 years ago
  10. My favourite ice cream when living in Japan used to be this thing that I think you could only find in Fukuoka which was literally an ice cream shaped like a sweet potato (it even had the little dimples) and inside was vanilla and sweet potato. It was amazing!
    you can check it here! http://weekly.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/253/253907/0905nabe03_cs1e1_480x.jpg

    There were ones from Lotte that had kakigoori inside and condensed milk which were amazing as well. These!http://www.lotte.co.jp/products/catalogue/ice/17.html

    3 years ago
  11. It *sounds* hot outside. Like the background noise of the video reminds me of hell-summers in Texas.

    3 years ago
  12. Kim

    I started watching this video at two in the morning and five minutes in I paused the video to get some ice-cream from my freezer ^^’
    (I had the ‘Melon Gelato Bar’ from the Japanese 7eleven for the first time and I highly recommend it)

    3 years ago
  13. Oh in Romania there is this ice cream named “Polar” and the packaging totally looks like a bar of butter

    3 years ago
  14. Zee

    everyone is having ice cream but me,our local stores no longer stock dairy free ice cream

    3 years ago