Before Kawaii, there was Hello Kitty. And she’s still rockin it.
If you are a Hello Kitty or Sanrio fan, or you are into soy sauce, then you must know about Kikkoman. The two brands decided to join forces and came out with a special edition Hello Kitty Kikkoman pink topped bottle. The collaboration came about in 2015 so I’m a little late to the party. This is not Hello Kitty’s first collab, HK has branded with several other products over the years including makeup with other companies, and I have another of HK’s featured collabs on this blog here.
I adore cute packaging, and again, Hello Kitty branders are geniuses — working with the well known soy sauce company Kikkoman.
Sanrio orders take about three weeks to deliver. I ordered these through the Sanrio site. The three bottles together were priced $11.25 (U.S.), plus the shipping was $7.75 (U.S.). They don’t seem to be there anymore, so you may want to go through another site like Amazon. Amazon does advise that the expiration on these is 2018.
The box came in good condition, and the bottles (made of glass) were carefully wrapped singularly, then wrapped together with more bubble wrap, then taped, then bundled with paper to further insulate and protect. It was packed with love and care, and it showed. Nothing was scratched, smeared, bent or broken. What was interesting was the boxes that normally the bottles would be contained within — they were kept separate within the box, in case you wanted to save these as part of your permanent collection (yes there are HK collectors out there and don’t want to ruin the container boxes!). The container boxes are made of cardboard, beautiful bright pink color, and just screams CUTE.
The soy sauce itself is the original Kikkoman soy sauce. The bottle is reusable. The order did come from the San Francisco store, and I have been to that store and it is awesome. I was greeted by a full size Hello Kitty mascot, and the store is more than one floor and huge. I do plan to go back some day.
You can also get this item on Amazon.
You’ll want to stock up on this Soy Sauce, presented in its own special bottle. The classic sized Kikkoman bottle features Hello Kitty’s adorable image and Kikkoman’s delicious soy sauce inside the iconic bottle. Complete with a new pink top makes this bottle cuter than all the rest! Kikkoman Soy Sauce is traditionally brewed from wheat, soybeans, water and salt. Like fine wine, Kikkoman Soy Sauce is aged for several months to develop its characteristic rich, yet mellow flavor, appetizing aroma and distinctive reddish-brown color. Besides using it in traditional Asian dishes, try it in mainstream American foods, classic Mediterranean dishes or exotic Caribbean cuisine. A tradition since the 1600s, this ancient yet contemporary seasoning has become an essential ingredient in the American kitchen.
Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt