It has been 43 years since Hello Kitty took the world by storm, and the character is still very much loved by young girls and women all across the globe. Though fans may be familiar with all sorts of Hello Kitty merchandise, there’s a good chance that they have yet to see apples, sushi, and cotton candy bearing the ubiquitous brand, as these are now available at the first Hello Kitty grocery store in Hong Kong.
According to Glamour, the Hello Kitty grocery store is located in the Sai Wan outpost of the Yata department store. The pop-up supermarket sells 250 Hello Kitty-themed items, including wine, candy, cupcakes, macarons, and special kind of cotton candy that’s lit up from within.
The store also has snack foods, instant noodles, as well as sushi bearing the iconic character’s visage. Even the apples in the grocery’s chiller were given the Hello Kitty treatment, as the fruits have been embossed with the Japanese character’s face.
Hello Kitty-shaped bottles of water are also available in the store, as well as savory products. In fact, one can create various meals with all the food that’s available in the pop-up store, as it also features steak, cured meat, and oysters.
In a video posted by 8-year-old Hong Kong model Celine Yeung on YouTube, the little girl can be seen heading into the grocery store and being assisted by a Hello Kitty mascot, who acts as the “store manager,” as she does her shopping. Yeung points to a product on a high shelf, and the mascot gets the item for her.
Everything from the shopping carts to the shopping bags is infused with the character, which will surely delight Hello Kitty fans. The pop-up store will be at Yata until May 2017. Sanrio and the department store are also working together to bring a pop-up Hello Kitty van around Hong Kong, according to Mashable. The van will distribute popcorn, cotton candy, and cash vouchers to fans.
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