$10 Japanese White Strawberry. πŸ“πŸ€”

$10 Japanese White Strawberry. πŸ“πŸ€”


What soup everyone! It’s Krist, and I am in Tokyo, Japan. What? Japan seems to be obsessed with strawberries. They’re actually the largest producer and consumer of dessert strawberries. So you’ll see strawberry flavoured everything, from strawberry Kit Kats to strawberry sandwiches, to strawberry curry. And what’s really unique about Japanese strawberries is that there are a ton of varieties. But today, we are going to be focusing on the white strawberry. I found the Shiroi Houseki, which is also known as the “white jewel,” and it’s extremely rare, but it’s not extremely hard to find. I found it at the Tokyo Food Show in Shibuya at the basement of a department store. The one that I got was 1,080 yen, which is roughly 10 bucks. There is another variety of strawberry that sells for 50,000 yen. That’s about 500 dollars for one strawberry. For one strawberry! Apparently people here like to give it to each other as luxurious gifts. Strawberries sell for different prices here depending on the shape. They hand-select each one before they package them, and slightly deformed ones will sell for a bit cheaper. But over all, strawberries here are way more expensive than what I’m used to in America. Usually one strawberry is around 10 cents But today, we are gonna be trying a strawberry that I got for 10 dollars. What am I doing with my life? Strawberry season here in Japan is from December to May, but the peak time to get them is from January to March. And it’s currently March, so I’m hoping that they’re good. White strawberries lack the protein called fra-a1 and this is usually what causes strawberry allergies. So if your allergic to strawberries, maybe you should give white strawberries a try. Okay, but enough of me talking. I’m gonna shut up and let’s get into these strawberries. I have these strawberries which I got from the local grocery store so these are just boring strawberries, but they’re mini, so they’re super cute! And guys, they smell so sweet. Ah, so nice. And I already washed these, by the way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen mini strawberries in America. So look at the size of that. I actually low-key already tried this, and it’s in my vlog, so if you wanna see my first ever reaction, check out my second channel. #selfpromo. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. Mmmm. I don’t know why, the smaller the fruit, you expect it to be a little more tart and sour, but it’s so sweet. It’s so much more sweet than the tomato-y, genetically modified strawberries I’m used to back in America. No offense America. Maybe it’s just the strawberries I buy but these mini strawberries, I could just snack on like candy. Mmmmm! Every single one of these are so delicious! These are perfect little snacks to have If you can’t afford buying super expensive strawberries here, even the normal supermarket strawberries are pretty darn good. Next we have, these, I’d say, are the normal sized strawberries. They look beautiful! They have a glossy finish, slightly heart shaped, a rich red color. I’m really excited to get into these ones even more so than the white strawberry, to be honest. And this whole package was the same price as the one white strawberry, so, ten bucks, there’s… one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven. I guess, about a $1 per strawberry which is still pretty freaking expensive. Let’s see if we could taste the difference here. The sunset’s so nice! If only I can eat you. Oh wait, I already found a way to do that. Here we go. Here is the one dollar strawberry. Oh. Great. That’s beautiful. TBH, it’s a really good strawberry, but
not worth a dollar. Yeah, I’m a little bit disappointed in that one. Oh great, I got it all over my teeth, I guess. I just spent like five minutes trying to
get that all out. But for sure, strawberries here are much more softer and juicier. I’m not going to lie, I kind of like the crunchy sweetness of the strawberries I get in America. It’s just, it’s really soft though. It’s real— (giggles) But still really good. I actually like the mini ones better. I think the mini ones were actually sweeter. And something that I found that they sell right next to the strawberries it’s really common in grocery stores is this. This is a tube of sweetened condensed milk, and I’m assuming they eat this with the strawberry. Let’s grab another beautiful strawberry. I’m getting so many stares like who’s this loser eating strawberries and recording themselves eating strawberries. I don’t know, I’m just gonna do this. and you just like, create a ring. (gasps) I did not expect it to taste like
that. Tastes almost yogurty, but like, milky and sweet and creamy, it goes so well with the tartness of the strawberry. Oh my gosh, that is an amazing dessert. This is so good. I feel like I can’t eat strawberries the same again. There’s a bunch of dogs pooping next to me. And now, onto the moment we’ve all been waiting for. This is the lovely white str— Oh. Actually, I cut it in half and now it’s balding. (laughs) Look at the size difference! So, this is the strawberry. It’s just straight up white. It doesn’t look sweet at all, but we’ll see. And it has a pink blush to it. Super cute. But the side that had no light has just
greenish seeds while this side has reddish seeds. Which side should I try? Who cares. Let’s go. Definitely smells like pineapples. That’s so weird. I’m actually allergic to pineapples. Wait wait wait. Yo. I was totally rushing this whole video because apparently you’re supposed to eat this within 24 hours. It definitely smells a lot better than
it tastes because honestly it smells so sweet, but why is this so bad? (laughs) You know, when you feel like you know everything about someone, they just look so beautiful, they seem so nice, they smell so sweet, and then you bite into them, and they’re just like, meh. I don’t even think I’d give it a 1 out of 10. Yeah, that sucked. That really sucked. I—I finished it? I think it looked pretty, and it’s a special thing to try, just to try it, I guess? I mean, it wasn’t nasty. It just tasted a lot like nothing. It was a very, very mild strawberry taste with a hint of pineapple. It honestly just tastes like a bad strawberry with a good texture, and I probably am never buy that again. Probably wouldn’t even buy as a gift for anyone because I wouldn’t wish that kind of disappointment on anyone. So anyway, I’d say if you’re in Japan try these mini strawberries. These were actually the most pleasant treat for me and they were the cheapest. And they almost have like a cotton candy like sweetness to it, which is very different from what I’m used to, and the white strawberry… I don’t know how that got so hyped. Probably just because it looks so
different from what we’re used to. I think there’s a reason why it tastes so sad. It must have been so sad because it was temperature controlled in a place with such little sunlight. If you don’t see the sun, of course you’re going to be
sad and taste sad. I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore. Okay guys, that is it for this video. If you guys have any suggestions on what you guys want me to try, or do, or eat, or whatever, let me know in the comments
below. So if you haven’t yet already, check out my lifestyle channel. That’s where I’m going to be uploading my vlogs while I’m here in Japan, if you wanna follow me on my Japan adventures. Alright guys, thanks for watching. I hope you enjoy this video, and I’ll see you guys soon. Byeee! Even more stupid than filming videos is tryna film a thumbnail in public.

100 Comments

  1. β€œYou know when you see someone that is very beautiful, seems so nice, smells so sweet but all of a sudden you bite into them”
    Me” hell no and why would U bite into someone and smell them

  2. Pineapples are very acidic and make everyone’s mouth hurt so I really don’t think anyone is allergic to pineapples

  3. Ok this sound really creepy but it was soo satisfying hearing her crunch into the strawberry i liked wacthing her eat it… (Not creepy at all…

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  5. Omg i literally eat sweeted and condenced milk out of the can when i buy it !!! I neeeddddd that toob of stuff!!!πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

  6. you ruined the white strawberry because you ate condensed milk before trying it! and if you eat something very sweet before a fruit, the fruit tastes like nothing afterwards. You gotta try it again without eating anything sugary beforehand.

  7. β€œThey seem so nice..they smell so sweet” Krist are you smelling your friendsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  8. You've eaten that medium size strawberry with condensed milk which is sweet that's why you can't feel the taste of white strawberry

  9. I think the condensed milk might’ve eliminated the sweetness of the white strawberries. I know that happens to me when I eat something excessively sweeter compared to a naturally sweet product, it’ll taste a bit off.

  10. You are not a loser. Dont worry about what anyone else thinks negatively about you. Who ever can always say you said it not them and makes you look like the axxhole. Take it easy on yourself. If someone says something like that then handle it.

  11. my mom actually loves white strawberries.she said it taste really sweet,I never tried it but my mom really likes it.Maybe your strawberry turned bad.And from what I've seen people seem to say the same thing my mom said,no hate btw.

  12. I'm a Filipina girl I live here in Palawan Philippines how do you get a dollar in japan do you exchange it in atm? Or in stores? Please answer my question if you know how😊 and how many money if you need 1 dollar????? That's my question that I wanted to answer my whole life pleaaaaaaassssseee!😒😭

  13. White strawberries are bomb when they are in dessert form! Like on top of cakes and stuff πŸ™‚ just by itself it really is just meh

  14. so strange, but my grandma had so many of those white strawberries in her garden -_- hi from russia

  15. @Krist Soup Is it possible to get, buy strawberry seeds from you? I would pay you 10$ for 10 white seeds and I know that Japan has pink ones and more rare strawberry's so I would buy more than 10 seeds. PS- Shipping is easy and I could pay via MasterCard or PayPal so let me know. Thanks in advance and best regards!

  16. I’m one of those people who is actually curious to taste the different colored strawberries. Maybe he might do one on the blue ones and let us know how they taste, I’m curious. What tastes bad for you may not taste so bad for someone else

  17. I really really REALLY love strawberries everything I get is strawberry like drinks,candy,pokey,etc so like you will see me buying all the strawberries….

  18. The smaller the fruit, the less water, the water makes it sour! The more you know! Like if u already new this or if you just found out πŸ™‚

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