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Jan. 6th, 2011 @ 09:24 pm Frisk...
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I (almost) always have a little box of (sugarfree) peppermint candy with me. Because I strongly dislike the taste of xylitol, I don't like the dominant brand in the Netherlands, called Smint. Instead, I search far and wide for boxes of Frisk. They have been available everywhere, but lately it's been harder and harder to find them. And all we get in the Netherlands is the peppermint variety.

When we were in Japan, the conbini had many, many variety of Frisk. On the last day in Tokyo, I took my change and went Frisk-shopping. Not only the spearmint, but also the 'eucaly mint', 'orange mint', 'black mint' and 'berrymint' varieties -- in the old packages. Some of these were quite delicious, and I was sad we couldn't get them back home.

I've switched back to the usual peppermint flavour, but there were still a few pieces left in the nooks and crannies of my desk. I just found and ate the last of the Eucaly mints -- I think that's the last Japanese mint I had left.
So now we have to get back, obviously.
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From:babarage
Date:January 7th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
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darn it all, hate it when that happens :))
I looked at the frisk site but no luck getting them in Belgium or the UK either. Too bad! (hmm but apparently they shouldn't be available in Japan so maybe the site isn't that reliable :))

edit: well well, I was just poking around a bit (stuff like this fascinates me) and the euca is available in Belgium. What flavors did you like? If I ever am in Belgium or run into them somewhere else I can get some for you.

Edited at 2011-01-07 01:02 am (UTC)
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From:fub
Date:January 7th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I loved all of them, except the orange mint, which was merely 'okay'. So if you can find other flavours than the peppermint, by all means!
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From:fub
Date:January 7th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Ik zal eens bij de Xenos kijken. De Kruidvat heeft ze ook, maar dan alleen de peppermint.
En ja, ik kan wel een 'variety pack' bestellen, maar 30 dollar voor tien doosjes is me wat te gortig.
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From:fub
Date:January 9th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
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In openbare entries heb ik het niet over mijn sollicitaties. Wees geduldig!
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From:pluis_beest
Date:January 7th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
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Haha, dat zou wat zijn om daarvoor speciaal terug te gaan! :D
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From:fub
Date:January 7th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Nou, we zouden ook voor de okonomiyaki, het papier en de verf teruggaan, dus het is nog niet zo heel erg. ;P
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From:nathreee
Date:January 7th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
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Peoh, online aan Frisk komen blijkt inderdaad niet makkelijk. De website van Frisk zelf zegt er weinig over, maar maakt wel duidelijk dat bepaalde smaken niet te krijgen zijn in Nederland. Dat wordt zoeken naar de juiste webshop. Of je moet weer terug naar Japan inderdaad.

Overigens ben ik meer een fan van mentos kauwgom, die smaakt ook niet naar Xylitol. Maar ik weet eigenlijk niet hoe suikervrij die is...
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From:babarage
Date:January 7th, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
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ja dr hangen hier ook her en der potjes mentos gum rond. lekker spul. zit geen suiker in maar wel xylitol en aspartaam en zo.
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From:anemoona
Date:January 7th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I think that's a very good reason why you should go back ^_^
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From:egraaf
Date:January 7th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Far be it from me to suggest you don't need to go back, but j-list appear to have one flavor

http://www.jlist.com/search/all/Frisk
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From:fub
Date:January 8th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
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Jah, but I don't fancy paying ridiculous money for the mints and shipping... I'd rather get them myself, then. ;)
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