CBC news and Olympics reporter Devin Heroux, while covering the Tokyo edition of the games, became viral by turning into a convert of the convenience store. The reporter was delighted to find out that his hotel had an 7-Eleven attached to it, which made Heroux to document his visits to 7-Eleven on Twitter, where he’s now been inundated with remarks of jealousy, tips, and surprise from those who couldn’t be in Tokyo this summer, as well as gratitude from Japanese locals.
Heroux said “the place is bursting with everything you could want and more, the sandwich selection is better than most grocery stores in Toronto — the egg salad sandwiches might be the best I’ve had. Pocky for dessert. Edamame chips for snacks. And my favourite sports drink, Pocari Sweat…” in a piece he wrote for CBC. Japanese convenience stores in Japan are known for the wide selection of high quality food items, unlike their counterparts in other parts of the world.
His tweets documenting his snacks hauls hit the Japanese social media and has since been featured in many Japanese outlets and users, being appreciative of the Canadian’s love for what many Japanese people take for granted. “My feed is now filled with people from Japan giving me suggestions and things to try”, said the 7-Eleven fan.
What are the chances 7-11 is open at 2am?— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 23, 2021
I’m really craving those edamame chips and an egg salad sandwich. #Tokyo2020
If he were to go to don Quixote, he’d lose his mind for sure
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