Goods: Durarara!! Abura Snack (Yukata Shizaya)
Izaya and Shizuo in yukata. The reason why I bought the expiring snack ^^;;
Title: Durarara!! Durarara – Abura (oil) Snack デュラララ!! デュラララー油スナック!!!
Price: 735 Yen (w/tax)
Expiry date: 31 May 2011 (LOL~) Arrival date: 14 June 2011 ^^;;
Description: Paper package box 140 (l) x 210 (w) x 60 (h) mm
Snack.Ra~Abura (oil) flavour. (内容:スナック・ラー油味) 50 grams.
Each box contains one free sticker (120x60mm) 5 designs to collect!
Available only from Animate Japan
When the snack was first released in January 2011 at Animate Japan, it was sold out pretty quickly. It didn’t bother me cos it isn’t exactly something I would usually buy ^^;; And look at the price. NOT CHEAP.
Anyway recently when I was browsing the website again for other goods, they were in stock again! Probably left overs. :O But it was really close to the expiry date OTL But since I was using a proxy to buy stuff, I thought I would just buy one box to add on to my order and make the most out of it. (I bought expiring Hetalia manjuus too ^^;; but that’s for another blog post)
Since each box also comes with one free sticker, I thought it would be nice if I could get the yukata one :D
Anyway, by the time the goods were sent all over the place and finally reach my doorstep… they’ve expired :P Quickly took some pics so that I can eat them fast. Sorry for the bad picture quality.
Beautifully printed glossy finish paper box packaging with everything fans want to see. Shizaya! See the right hand corner? It says, includes one sticker!
Size view. Izaya :3 It’s Extremely Spicy Flavour! It says.
And of course Shizu-chan on the other side :3
Back view with ingredients information. Nothing nutritious about this item. Oh welly~ but I’m gonna rely on the preservatives in there since I’m going to eat the expired crackers lol~
An inner package that fills the whole box but is very light. Doesn’t feel like it contains much.
Crackers revealed! First thing that greeted me was the scent of chilli oil ^^;; Have you eaten NISSIN instant noodles spicy flavour? Same aroma~
Standard cracker. Very, very crispy which is nice. Doesn’t taste like it has expired lol~ Not very spicy in my opinion but the taste is only so-so. I wouldn’t be able to tell if the quality suffered because of the expiry date or not since this is the first time I bought this. Seems ok but not worth 735 Yen by itself. However, if you take into account the nice looking box… and sticker, then maybe… oh well… fans are suckers.
Anyway, my friend, Luvi said that Animate Japan often repackages these food products with different anime themes, so if you’ve eaten something like this, you can most probably expect the same thing if they released similar crackers again. So I would take it into consideration and control myself when I have urge to impulse buy again ^^::
And finally let’s check the box for the free sticker I got… :D
Yay! It’s the Summer Festival yukata clad Shizaya I wanted! <3
Btw, does anyone know which Durarara!! artbook has this pic of the boys wearing yukata?
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