Popular in Japan! Best 5 Muji Food Items to Purchase
Mujirushi Ryohin (MUJI) is a brand that has become extremely popular through its products with simple designs and outstanding functionality. However, MUJI is not just about stationery, kitchen goods, and cosmetics! Below are some of MUJI’s recommended food products that customers love.
Mar 19 2020 (Feb 27 2022)
1. Soup Vegetable with Okra
MUJI’s instant soup series has been gaining popularity for letting people enjoy authentic-tasting soups by simply adding hot water. One of the bestsellers in this series is the Soup Vegetable with Okra, a soup based on seafood stock with a mild taste and faint aroma of yuzu (a kind of citrus) and ginger. The soup comes with plenty of chicken and gooey vegetables that are said to be good for your health, such as okra, molokheiya (Jute mallow), and seaweed, so it can be quite filling and really handy to have around when you are hungry or busy. As it is freeze-dried and therefore light and easy to carry, it might be a great idea to stock up on this soup.
Price: 390 JPY (incl. tax) for a pack of four
2. Butter Chicken Curry
Butter chicken boasts immense popularity among MUJI’s retort-pouch curries. With a lot of large chunks of chicken inside, it is quite filling. Its roux uses various spices, cashew nut paste, and ghee, so it is rich in flavor and has a mild taste. The three kinds of tomatoes used in the curry add an invigorating acidity and accentuate the sweetness, resulting in a refreshing aftertaste. This curry is only mildly seasoned, so even those who dislike spicy food can eat it without worries.
Price: 350 JPY (incl. tax)
3. Mixed Nuts
Rich in dietary fibers and containing high-quality lipids, nuts have been getting a lot of attention in recent years for their high nutritional value and benefits to beauty and health. With MUJI’s Mixed Nuts, the walnuts, almonds, and cashew nuts, which are especially popular among the varieties of nuts, are roasted without any salt or oil. No coloring and preservatives are used on the nuts either, so you can enjoy their original flavors. Always have a pack of these nuts in your bag so that you can have some when you are tired; they also work as toppings on yogurt and salad, and snacks for alcoholic drinks and wine.
Price: 350 JPY (incl. tax)
4. Chocolate Coated Strawberry
Chocolate Coated Strawberry is a popular product in which whole strawberries are freeze dried and then coated with chocolate. The strawberries may not be uniform in shape and size, because they are not sorted at the time of shipment, but their delicious taste remains the same. There is great balance between the strawberries\' condensed sweetness and sourness, and their perfect level of crunchiness will surely get you hooked. The chocolate that coats the strawberries is light on sweetness, so the sourness of the strawberry stands out. The refreshing aftertaste can also be quite addicting.
Price: 290 JPY (incl. tax)
5. Boule de Neige
Meaning “snowball” in French, Boule de Neige is a traditional French confectionery with a cute round shape that resemble Collon sweets. It is characterized by a crunchy and melt-in-the-mouth texture. The dough contains crushed almonds, treating you to a delightful nutty aroma on your palette. Since they are light like snow, it is all too easy to keep shoveling them in your mouth! This is a great snack to go with a warm cup of tea or coffee for those times you need a break.
Price: 190 JPY (incl. tax)
MUJI offers a wide selection of food products that are affordable and taste authentic! Make sure to check them out when you visit any MUJI branch. You’ll definitely find something you like.
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