Sunday, January 25, 2009

7 & i sandwich

I recently read that Japan has more 7-11 convenience stores than any other country in the world, almost twice as many as the U.S.! Can you believe that? Nearly double the number of stores in a country barely 1/20 the size! Most of them are called 7 & i, which is actually the name of 7-11's parent company; it comes from the combination of 7-11 and Ito Yokado, which is the Japanese company that bought out 7-11. Anyway, there are tons of them in Japan, but I'm sad to report, they don't sell Slurpees or Big Gulps. I miss my Big Gulps so much! When we were on our way to the hospital, in labor with Ethan, I made Otis stop and buy me a Big Gulp!
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7 & i does, however, sell strawberry sandwiches!! And I'm totall addicted to them. It's strawberries, whipped cream and a sweet, creamy, custardy type spread, on plain, white bread. Oishiiii! I love them, I don't know why, maybe because it's something new and is so Japanese? They're so yummy! I've tried making them at home, but it's just not the same.
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3 comments:

tokyo5 said...

I wrote about 7-11 in Japan, too.

Here:
http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/random/

Robin Vistnes said...

One of Kjell's and the girls fave sandwiches, besides Vegemite, is strawberry and real cream on white bread.
Weird

Slime said...

Tokyo5 - we said so much of the same stuff about 7-11, too funny! I didn't know you could mail packages! And the 'no gas' at convenience stores was really weird to me when we first got here!