You may recall our coverage of the special "Ichiban Kuji" lottery that Japanese 7-Eleven stores have been enjoying these past few days, with prizes ranging from alarm clocks to soap dispenser. You may specifically recall the Mario's Mix Roll, a special spaghetti sandwich made to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. You may recall feeling hungry and a little bit confused. Well, Nintendo has just released the full menu, so let the confusion/hunger continue!
Everyone's favourite dinosaur-horse is represented with a traditional melonpan, a criss-crossed green bread filled with melon-flavoured custard and whipped cream.
Bowser's rebranding as a big, scary monster (rather than just a grumpy dad who occasionally steals princesses) continues with the hot fried chicken sandwich, which Nintendo warns is "super spicy" thanks to the bread roll being coated with chili sauce.
Princess Peach, as always, is represented with dessert: a sweet and sour jelly and cream cheese dish called the "Princess Peach Dolce", with flavours of lemon, strawberry, and milk, made to look like her dress and crown.
The pretty, glittery Star is made of pineapple sauce and milk jelly - a nice palette cleanser after the Bowser roll, maybe?
Finally, the Fire Flower Flame Curry Bun takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese steamed bun, with a Fire Flower emblem stamped on top. Its filling is a red tomato chicken curry, but it's apparently less spicy than Bowser's chicken sandwich.
Which dish would you be most likely to eat? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
That looks delicious. I live in the U.S. though, so guess I'm stuck with that incredibly greasy chicken and a pack of Sour Patch Kids.
Missed opportunity for a Peach cake replica. XD I'd definitely try all of these options!
Meanwhile in America: the employees smoke on the job, the machines are broken, there are ants in the doughnuts, nazi symbols are scribbled on the walls, and poop is splattered on the bathroom ceiling for weeks
Do you grow a moustache when you eat this?
No need. I make a scorching chili sauce that would burn even Bowser’s butt, lol.
Australian 7-Eleven options are pretty bloody bland for the most part. I might grab the odd sandwich, pie, or pasty, but I haven't done that in a while.
I would consider trying all of the above, though they're likely to be loaded with artificial additives (and/or ingredients that aren't compliant with my dietary requirements), which would put me right off.
@PBandSmelly : The last point would explain the first, and likely the rest.
Somtime's I wonder, what brought us to this, to not have such good looking food In the usa.
What I wouldn't do to get my mitts on these delicious food items. I wanna try them all.....
Why does Japan keep torturing us?
Doesnt look as bad as i thought it would
7–Eleven in Japan is such a mystery to my American 7-Eleven sensibilities. That and Kit-Kat from Japan, such fun and sometimes subtle flavors.
American 7-Eleven needs to step up its game.
...is Bowser using a render from N64 times?
I hear that the Yoshi bread will help protect against sunburn. Why? Because it’s got plenty of melon in.
Melonpan typically contains little (if any) actual melon, let alone melanin. It will not protect against sunburn. This is a bad joke. Sorry.
Whilst these do look like fun, I'd much rather see some Mario themed real-food instead of all this long-life nastiness. Nintendo slapping Mario characters on rubbish food is nowhere near as cool as if they did it with really good food.
@aaronsullivan It hurts that Kitkat is a British creation yet here in Britain we get lame kitkat flavours while japan gets such good flavours
@Maxz Boo, Maxz! Put on this pointy hat and go sit in the corner!
Man, if they could just sell it in the US, I'd be happy to pay double. Only ~USD$1.45 for Nintendo quality melon-pan? Charge me $3 per and I'll still buy it!
These all look so delicious. I wish we could have this in other countries.
@Maxz um I still get sunburn.
@Ryu_Niiyama Yes sorry, anyone can still get sunburn, whatever their melanin levels. And besides, I very much doubt oral consumption of melanin itself would have much effect in the first place. Apparently certain foods are useful for stimulating the production on melanin, but I can’t find much written about directly consuming the pigment itself. Also, unsurprisingly, melonpan is not listed as a food which assists melanin production, possibly due to it being almost completely nutritionally vacuous. Tasty, but vacuous.
I hereby withdraw my suggestion of using Yoshi melon pan as a form of sun protection, and will duly follow @HADAA ’s advice of sitting in the corner (sheepishly nibbling on a piece of dino-bread and feeling ashamed).
Would love to try them all. Trying random food in Japan was so much fun when we went there
For the love of me I can't figure why it's Japan only. They really still think Nintendo doesn't sell outside of their country??
Edit: After reading some comments from the guys from the motherland of 7-eleven, I get why Nintendo wouldn't want to put their brand there. Quality control
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