Popular Japanese Ice Popsicle : Gari Gari Kun!
If you are in Japan, you may see “Gari Gari Kun” Popsicles. It is available at most convenience stores and grocery stores. The word “Gari Gari” (Crunchy) comes from the sound of crushing little bits of ice with your teeth. “Kun” is for boys to indicate familiarity. Inside this Popsicle, there are many flavoured ice bits covered with ice candy. When you eat it, you will make loud “Gari Gari” sound! It is very crunchy! Why is Gari Gari Kun popular? It’s not only the reasonable price, 60 yen. It is also that Gari Gari Kun has so many various unique flavours. The standard flavour, Soda, is always popular to various generations. There are also many fruity flavours like Grapefruits, Peach, Kiwi, Yuzu(Japanese citron), Pineapple, and so on. However, the company, Akagi, who has been making Gari Gari Kun since 1981, creates some unusual flavours such as Corn Potage flavour, Neapolitan Spaghetti flavour, White Stew flavour, and Cream Puff flavour. Every time Akagi company releases new unique flavour, people try it and tweet, blog or post youtube about the new flavour. Some flavours are limited seasonal time only. You should try an unique flavoured Gari Gari Kun before it disappears from stores!
Gari Gari Kun TV Commercial
Youtuber HIKAKIN makes Neapolitan Spaghetti with Gari Gari Kun Neapolitan Spaghetti flavour.
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