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Five things you should eat at Muji Japan, according to staff who work there

By Shannon, SoraNews24

Muji in Japan is an excellent place to get anything from clothes through to household goods and snacks, but the sheer variety can be overwhelming. That’s why our reporter P.K. Sanjun asked a staff member at Muji for the five Muji snacks they would shell out their hard-earned money for.

When asked for his recommendations, the humble Muji staff member asked a number of times, “Are you sure you want recommendations of what I personally like?” Yes, dear staff, you know the stock better than any of us! And so, here are his top five recommendations.

1. Tea Boule de Neige – 250 yen


In the Muji staff member’s words: “This is what I like the most and what I buy most often.” These are cookies that are widely known for not using any eggs. P.K. thought they had a nice and crunchy texture with a ton of black tea flavor. They were delicious and made him feel sophisticated.

2. Chocolate Florentins – 250 yen each


According to the staff member, the plain Florentins are tasty, but he prefers the chocolate ones. These made P.K. feel fancy, too. He thinks they’d go great with coffee, tea, or a tall glass of milk.

3. Salted Potato Sticks – 120 yen


“These remind me of Jaga Pokkuru,” a high-end potato stick snack by Calbee that uses Hokkaido potatoes. P.K. agreed with his sentiment as he crunched on the flavorful sticks.

4. Double Chocolate Marshmallows – 290 yen


Truth be told, our staff member had a hard time coming up with five items right off the bat. When he called to a female staff member for help, she answered, “Double Chocolate Marshmallows” without missing a beat. They’re pretty self-explanatory–chocolate-filled marshmallows–but they were positively addictive.

5. Salmon Skin Chips – 150 yen


The female staff member also offered a more savory suggestion of Salmon Skin Chips. They’re crisp, roasted, and super flavorful. They’re not fried, so they don’t taste oily at all.

▼ Here’s our complete collection of Muji Staff Member Recommendations.


▼ And here’s P.K.’s personal favorite.


The Salmon Skin Chips won the flavor contest. One crunch was enough for him to want to say out loud, Umai (“Delicious”). Try one or all of these snacks if you’re overwhelmed at the number of options available. They’re all SoraNews24-approved.

Photos ©SoraNews24

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© SoraNews24

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I’ll pass. I feel so depressed when I go in there. What’s wrong with prime colors?

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Of course they're going to say that! They're paid to do so.

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Why is it always unhealthy stuff, usually too sweet for me. Anyway, I’m not keen on Muji, I think it’s designed to appeal to women you see.

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I haven't eaten at Muji, but as far as convenient store snacks go, there are some great ones. Recently, my favorite I tried was the dried tempura squid and matcha bread/cake.

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What’s wrong with prime colors?

You can get them in superkids.

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Youre incorrect I’m afraid. Men frequent the business of course however the main demographic is women in these stores, that’s where the main profits are made. The cafe is designed for young womens tastes, quite a proportion of the stores sells foodstuffs, primarily enjoyed by women, such as the Baum cakes pictured. Women do the vast majority of all food shopping in Japan.

You see life and business is not black and white, Muji know what they are doing and appear to do it well in attracting shoppers.

I was merely stating observations that are correct. I’m sure if you asked Muji and they were kind enough to see their customers percentages by gender you’d see I a, entirely correct.

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@falseflagsteve, Wha...?!?!? Male humans do not like BAUMKUCHEN? Malarkey. Tell that to most of Germany, Austria, and hell... even Japan. Open your mind.

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