Nut specialty store opens in Kagoshima, also offering ice cream

PUBLISHED Jun 5, 2023

Exterior view of CoCo nattsu

A month has passed since CoCo nattsu, a nut specialty store, opened in Meizancho, Kagoshima City.

The owner is Takashi Kamada, a young farmer. Kamada is a nut lover and has been making peanut sweets covered with Amami brown sugar as a hobby. H decided to commercialize them after receiving positive feedback from people around him, and last July, he launched KAMADA FOOD’s and named the peanut confectionery “Kuroppi.” Kamada opened the store on May 1 to market the products along with a selection of popular and hard-to-find nuts. He also wanted to “enliven the Meishan area.”

The store has a floor space of approximately 13 square meters. Inside the store are large glass jars containing nuts sold by weight and bags of nuts. The nuts available include pistachios, cashews, walnuts, almonds, pecans, pirl nuts, pumpkin seeds, and others. Customers can sample a single nut each, and they are sold in 10-gram quantities. An all-you-can-pack option is also available, with five sizes. Prices range from 550 yen to 2,050 yen, depending on the size.

Soft-serve ice cream (400 yen) is available in four varieties, including vanilla and chocolate, and for an additional 50 yen, customers can add cashews or almonds to their ice cream. Coffee, tea, and other beverages are also offered for takeout.

“Ask me anything you want to know about how to eat and enjoy them,” said Kamada. “I want to increase the product lineup and offer workshops and other nut-related activities in the future.”

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (from 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Closed on Mondays.

  • Large glass containers filled with nuts line the shelves

  • Storage containers for all-you-can-pack

  • Example of all-you-can-pack purchases

  • Pistachios in a bag