|“I emphasize the fun a lot,” said June Lu, owner of the new store at 518 Main Street, with its large glass windows, across the street from Memorial Plaza.|
Most of the foods are organic, and even those that aren’t are natural and healthy. The place just opened, but already has its followings, Ms. Lu says. Gym devotees come in after their workouts to snap up energy shots. School children know they can find Japanese Ramune soda with the glass ball that drops into a chamber high on the bottle’s neck before you can drink from it. They also enjoy the thin Pocky sticks with coatings or fillings (or both) in a wide variety of flavors, including matcha, chocolate-banana and cookies-and-cream.
People who like to snack don’t have to give up on healthy eating. She carries chips of coconut and pineapple, puffs made from quinoa and fresh produce. And some of the candies she chooses are healthier varieties than customers may be used to finding.
“Even the lollipops are organic,” she said.
For those on the go, the store carries more than 100 varieties of energy bars.