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Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/17 19:35
Hi. Does anyone know if (and where) I can buy rice cakes in or around Tokyo? I'm not talking about mocha, I'm talking about the round, dry things you eat when you're on a diet.

Also looking for real peanut butter. Not the stuff with added sugar. The gloopy, oily stuff. Preferably a big tub.

Appreciate any help!
by Rice (guest)  

Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 09:56
Since peanut butter isn't as frequently eaten in Japan as it is in the West, I've never seen "big tubs" of it for sale. but Skippy brand, just like they have in the U.S., are pretty easy to find at my local supermarkets in Yokohama. I usually get it at my nearby Maruetsu.
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Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 11:28
I have never seen rice cakes here like I used to get in the US, but for big tubs of peanut butter, check your local costco. Mine usually has two big tubs of the Skippy brand in a pack for sale, although recently they've only stocked crunchy (yuck). When I see creamy for sale I buy a lot of it!
by scarreddragon rate this post as useful

Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 12:46
Store in Tokyo.
National Azabu in Hiroo.
They have machine and you can make you own beanut butter.
https://mrs.living.jp/tokyo/shopping/reporter/3187234

Or online shopping
You know the brand you're looking, so go to Amazon, Rakuten or Yahoo shopping site.
by Chococo (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 17:03
Thanks, looks like machine makes the sandwich spread peanut butter with added sugar and other stuff though. I'm looking for real peanut butter (100% nuts). I don't know Skippy brand (not from the US) but it seems to have added sugar, salt, and palm oil. Surely there must be some way to get real peanut butter in Tokyo? I can't find it online anywhere.
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Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 17:32
Did you ask the store or just LOOKS LIKE sugar is added?
Before I suggested, I read some people actually made their own at the store and said that no sugar added.
You open the nuts bag and pour into the machine and it takes less than one minutes.
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Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/18 18:40
At least OK Store branches sell peanut butter with nothing added. They sell jars with added sugar, too, so be sure to buy the right one. OK Store is also known to offer the cheapest prices.

As for rice cakes, maybe "gen-mai cracker" is what you're looking for. If so, they are mostly sold at organic food shops such as F&F, Kodawariya and Natural House.
https://www.google.com/search?q=%E7%8E%84%E7%B1%B3%E3%82%AF%E3%83%A9%E...
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Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/22 11:12
I would try Seijo Ishii or Kaldi, both stock quality imported products, or Nissin Deli in Azabu Juban.
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Re: Rice cakes and real peanut butter 2020/2/23 20:13
Re: Rice cakes

Could you put a link to a photo?
I still don't have a clear image.

Re: peanut butter

I'm looking for real peanut butter (100% nuts).

Presumably you hope to get pure (rather than "real") peanut butter.

I can't find it online anywhere.

Well, I have not tried them,
but here in Japan seem sold via the web
some peanut butter goods with no other ingredient than peanut specified.

At real shops, you may ask like this.
: "こちらにピーナッツ・バターでピーナッツだけからできているものは、ありますか?
[Kochira-ni peanuts butter de peanuts dake kara dekite-iru mono wa ari-masu-ka?]"
(= "Is here peanut butter which is made from peanut only?")

If you can search the web for Japanese words,
"ピーナッツ・バター" (= peanut butter) and
either "無糖" [mutou] (= with no sugar)
or "無添加" [mutou] (= with no additives)
can be good keywords, I suppose.

In Japanese,
peanut is usually called as
ピーナッツ (pronounced like the plural form "peanuts")
or 落花生 [rakkasei].
The former is spelled also as ピーナツ .

Examples of peanut-only peanut butter goods
(in descending order of the amount in one package)
: On each page, the description is written in Japanese.
- Peanut butter: with no sugar, 1kg
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0058QKUWE/
- Organic peanut butter, 454g
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B001IW1CYC/
- Peanut paste, 400g
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0054TQVZA/
- Peanut butter: creamy, 340g
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00GFFYA4Q/
- Peanut butter: 150g
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B000FQSLXW/
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Correction: typo 2020/2/23 20:22
Let me correct the reading of "無添加" as mutenka.
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