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  • A lot of the times when we tell people back home that we live in Asia

  • They often say oh the technology must be light years ahead of what we have here and in some cases, that's true

  • Like in the toilet technology because seriously North America. You need to stop wiping your butts with dry paper

  • You need to catch up with the times but most of the other technology here is readily available

  • Overseas like cameras and TVs and whatnot what we found that super cool in tech here isn't necessarily

  • Electronic tech it's more just very innovative packaging that leads to very pleasant experiences

  • So here's a bunch that we really enjoy here in Japan. Yes. This is a super nerdy video

  • And yes, we are far too excited about this stuff, but we got to show you this come along with us. You're gonna love it

  • For those of you that don't know I am a fanatic milk drinker

  • I love milk since I was a little kid, guzzling milk

  • Japan has some amazing milk. Growing up if you were rich enough to have a juice box

  • It came with a straw like this and you would

  • Smack your straw in and sometimes your straw would go past the hole point it would get lost

  • Trying to get your straw out or the straw would have like a little tiny air hole in it

  • Japan's got an answer for that. So here's the amazing thing about this straw

  • You grab it you pull it as hard as you can and you'll hear an audible click pop.

  • There it is and now

  • It's completely

  • Firm, it will not sink back in. It actually fits in perfectly so that you have just the right amount of straw sticking out

  • And it's angled at the bottom so that it gets every last drop guys

  • Look at this and then ready

  • What what

  • Seamless perfect drinking. I've also seen the same kind of like compact technology for chopsticks

  • We were traveling on Shinkansen and my chopsticks were really tiny to fit the box, and when I opened them up

  • They extended just like a straw and when you heard a little audible pop sound they could not be put back in

  • It was amazing. It was like fully extended adult chopsticks

  • DAVID BLAINE~~~

  • Every last drop

  • So these are little ice-cream

  • Kind of snacks that we fell in love with not just because they're delicious but because the packaging is so brilliant

  • There's two ways

  • You could open it on the back if you want to go one by one because you have a little bit of self control you

  • Open it on this side

  • Only one pops out at a time and when you eat these

  • It's an enhanced skittle. Ah it's a frozen skittle. Like a frozen skittle except without being hard. It's got like creamy

  • softness on the inside while still being cold

  • That's if you want to go one-on-one if you have some self-control if you don't have self control, you could open it from this side

  • Which just opens the whole package and then you can pour them all out at once

  • Which I think is such a small but absolutely wonderful detail, depending on how many you want to eat. I'm gonna eat all of these

  • Because they're just so good

  • mmm.... Look at the inside!

  • Mmm, you gotta see if you can bite one in half. These are the peach ones

  • These aren't even the best ones - grape ones oh man. But they are sold out. Damn. Oh

  • And it's made so much better with brilliant packaging

  • Uhm, c-can. Can. Can, c-can I have one?

  • Here you go, my love. M:yay~! Eeee, too cold! (too cerd!)

  • Onigiri I did an entire stop-motion video on this if you want to learn more about it

  • But today what I want to focus on is the amazing packaging

  • This is actually pretty baffling when you first come to Japan because you're like I don't know how to open this frickin thing

  • It's covered in layers of plastic. There is a three-part wrapping system

  • What they've done is they've taken this crispy seaweed and kept it crispy even though it's touching rice. How do they do that?

  • They have a plastic layering system that divides the actual nori from the rice so that it remains

  • Crispy up until the moment that you open it up and kind of reassemble. So we got the one

  • we got the two and we got the three. Never done this backwards before.

  • So you grab the one tap here, we pull it down the center like that and it's gonna unfold all the way to the back

  • like this. Step two you're gonna pull this out really gently and when it does that it's actually

  • Lifting from between the rice like that pull this down and then I'm gonna do the same on the third side here

  • I'm gonna give that a tug and you can see the plastic lifting apart

  • Look at that isn't that totally brilliant? This is like a complicated layered

  • system. I have no idea how someone thought up this ridiculousness, but you can see

  • still crunchy

  • Ready for the as Mers

  • Fix your brakes, you're gonna die (car in background) . This is 140 yen. So about a $1.40. White rice,

  • salmon on the inside and crispy nori the Japanese sandwich

  • You can't go wrong, but you can go wrong if you don't know how to open it

  • Now whenever I think about food and convenience stores in North America, it's mostly just fast-food

  • They could just pop in your mouth really quickly

  • But the level of care and detail that goes into Japanese convenience store food almost makes it feels as if you prepare.... two doggies (Simon sidetracked)

  • Let me try that again

  • Okay, the level of care that goes into

  • Japanese convenience store meals is stunning. If you look at this right here. This is a cold noodle sets

  • They have all of the toppings of the cold noodle set separate with little barriers. So they don't even touch they have the broth

  • Separated mustard separated and then they have a thin layer of plastic

  • separating the noodles just in case so the noodles don't get pre soggy. Who wants pre soggy noodles?

  • Nobody. So here's how this amazing meal works. Step one, take your sauce

  • Crack that open and pour your sauce into the noodles like so. Take your chopstick

  • Make sure you mix these up get a nice separation

  • happening with your noodles. Gently delicately gently tear them apart

  • Let that sauce get into all of the noodles

  • like

  • so. Add your mustard mix, that in.

  • Beautiful. So now all of these noodles are ready. I can start adding my toppings

  • your little bit of

  • bean sprouts there and your little bit of

  • pickled ginger isn't this an

  • Absolutely, beautiful

  • Little healthy meal that you can have super low calorie for this delicious bright summer meal

  • grab a little bit

  • Wildly delicious, I don't know what this is called the only equivalent I could think of is Korean Mul Naengmyun.

  • It has that nice little vinegary broth all cold and lovely with so many great toppings on this and if this was made,

  • Pre-mixed by the time he bought it. Everything would have been soggy

  • The noodles would have been falling apart

  • But the fact that you can make it on your own for a quick lovely meal at a convenience store. This gorgeous little meal altogether

  • 325 yen

  • which is like roughly three dollars and 25 cents and it's just

  • What else can you get out of convenience store in your hometown? That's this great?

  • Wow he's not gonna share any. that's ah, mmm. That's gonna happen today. Oh. Yeah. Me

  • Share with you?

  • Inside of my chopstick package, oh

  • We have here a Japanese toothpick. What makes this toothpick special compared to other toothpicks?

  • You see this little ridge right here. This little ridge here is super important so that you can

  • Break it off

  • You could put it on the counter like so and then you can have a little *** stand for your toothpick

  • That is so smart look. Look, babe

  • Put it back down on the table no Big D pick it back up

  • Mmm, it didn't touch the table at all. That's amazing

  • Toothpicks. They thought about toothpicks. That is amazing. Just amazing.

  • I absolutely love what they do with soy milk containers here. Now the kind of box tricks

  • I'm used to are either two kinds there's ones with the screw top that sometimes are okay, but when you pour it

  • They still slosh or the other ones

  • If you're a cheapy like me in which you have to like flip off the top like this

  • Pop it up and then you have to cut at an angle. Yeah, yeah

  • Yeah, whenever you cut it, you always spilled some anyways

  • This is so much smarter. Having the little angled spout there so that it pours out a perfect angle

  • It's a little bit of extra work, but it's so much smarter and better the rest of the world must implement this.

  • This is like Wakanda level technology. Don't share your technology with the rest of the world, Japan, Wakanda

  • Who's my boy?

  • It was my little standing boy

  • Yeah, you're doing it.

  • Hope you guys enjoyed our very nerdy video on packaging

  • I helps to open up your eyes a little bit in your home country because maybe there's stuff that you just take for granted

  • but if Simon and I showed up we'd be like

  • Oh my god, look at this lid, this lids so cool

  • You know what else is cool? Curry which is why you're gonna join me for my bonus video

  • What's so special about this curry package? You're gonna have to find out. Look I'm on a roll

  • I won the last one. I got more views. I got a much better bonus video for you

  • Do you want to try some peach Coke and some great Pepsi don't listen to him. These are gonna be

  • abominations come to my video. Don't listen to him.

  • I can't believe your video out did my video last time.

  • Yes, girl. Simon's on a wreck and roll.

A lot of the times when we tell people back home that we live in Asia

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Clever Japanese Packaging We Love!

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    Summer posted on 2020/08/14
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