I chanced upon the UHA Mikakuto Croquette Snack when I was looking for snacks to buy back to Singapore from Don Quijote during my previous Tokyo trip.
If you qualify for tax-free shopping (spend more than JP¥5,000), it is selling for JP¥138 (S$1.70). If not after 8% tax, it is JP¥149 (S$1.85).
When I was in Tokyo during my last trip, I brought back 50 packets (occupy half of my luggage) for own consumption and to give away as a gift.
I was looking for the same product in Singapore. I searched for Don Don Donki at Orchard Central, and sadly they don’t carry it.
After Googling, it seems Tanesei Trading is importing into Singapore. But after I emailed them, they say they are no longer importing the product.
I emailed Don Don Donki at the same time, and they have a standard templated reply:
We appreciate hearing how much you like our products and hope you will continue to enjoy them. We hope to be able to bring in more items, and we will consider your suggestion.
To my surprise, when Don Don Donki second outlet was opened at 100AM Mall on 15th June 2018, they carried the UHA Mikakuto Croquette Snack alongside some other UHA Mikakuto snacks.
I bought the other UHA Mikakuto snacks to try, and I feel that the croquette snack is still the best.
From the mandatory imported label at the back of the packaging, it seems Don Don Donki imported in by themselves.
The price markup is pretty high which is somewhat typical for Japanese food due to their short shelf-life. Don Don Donki is selling it for S$2.90.
Each bag weighs 30 g, and there are five pieces inside each bag which works out to about S$0.60 per piece.
Vegetable oil, breadcrumbs, granular plant protein, sugar, powdered plant protein, lard, chicken, onion, dried mashed potato, starch, soy sauce, wheat flour, beef flavor paste, salt, spice, soybean powder, skimmed milk powder, egg yolk powder/modified starch, seasonings (such as amino acids), trehalose, emulsifier, thickener (guar gum), coloring (carotenoid), antioxidant (vitamin E, vitamin C), (contains wheat, egg, dairy ingredients, beef, soybean, chicken, pork, apple, gelatin)
Nutritional Information (Per Bag)
- Energy: 189 kcal
- Protein: 2.6 g
- Fat: 14.7 g
- Carbohydrate: 11.5 g
- Sodium: 157 mg