On the east side of the train station, we have a little international store (“Jupiter”) tucked away.  I went cookie shopping and took photos of cookies from around the world.

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Canadian cookies……so delicious.

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Australian cookies.  When I worked in Narita, the teachers from Down Under raved about Tim Tams.

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American cookies.

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English cookies.

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Swedish cookies.

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Italian cookies.

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French cookies.

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Danish cookies.

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Scottish cookies.

 

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And to be fair, at a regular supermarket, Japanese cookies.  This is probably the most common supermarket cookie, “County Ma’am.”  It’s a soft cookie.


I’ll honest….I often prefer to buy Japanese cookies because it is common in Japan to individually wrap the cookies.  I’ll eat fewer if they are individually wrapped.  Whereas western cookies are not individually wrapped…and it is so hard to stop at just one!  You wanna eat them all!  And it’s so easy because you have already opened the package and they are right there, begging to be eaten.

This tendency to individually wrap foods occurs in lots of products and I think is one of the many reasons Japanese people eat far less than Americans.