Devin Heroux, a reporter covering the Tokyo Olympics for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has been totally blown away by the 7-Eleven in Japan.
He then took to Twitter to share his finds at a local 7-Eleven store, which has since become his go-to place for all types of edible objects.
Upon arriving in Tokyo, Heroux realised that there was a 7-Eleven outlet in his hotel.
He decided that this might be a "great spot for coffee".
However, he soon discovered that 7-Eleven is also a great spot for a full-course meal.
Leaving hotel room to see what I can find.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 18, 2021
This hotel is quite the place… there’s a 7-Eleven inside of it. Which might be a great spot for coffee.
Updates to come. #Tokyo2020
In an article he wrote for CBC, Heroux revealed that the iced coffee selection was "out of worldly".
In addition, the lattes he made using the machine in 7-Eleven was "surprisingly great".
Very friendly local helping me with my first coffee at #Tokyo2020 inside the 7-Eleven.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 18, 2021
Won’t come in a cereal bowl. Machine-made. Review coming.
Unsurprisingly, he went back for his caffeine fix at 7-Eleven soon after.
Breakfast and dinner at 7-Eleven
Heroux began picking up other food items to try, including an Egg Salad Sandwich and mayonnaise-flavored potato snacks for dinner and Chocolate Almond Crush Pocky for dessert.
7-11 DESSERT FOR THE WIN!— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 20, 2021
Chocolate, almond crush, Pocky. Biscuit sticks covered in chocolate.
Took this photo and am now devouring. Don’t buy them. You can’t eat just a few. They’re absolutely perfect. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ee7WrkusV8
Dinner has been served.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 24, 2021
Chicken, Mayonnaise Onigiri
Fried noodles, bonito and sauce
Edamame chips because I love them
And Pocari Sweat because I’m dehydrated.
The Olympic 7/11 diet of champions. pic.twitter.com/joqqEVJKIN
Going to say good night for now, well it’s the morning, from Tokyo and devour this 711 egg salad sandwich, edamame chips and pocky sticks for dessert.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 23, 2021
I’m heading to the beach for volleyball tomorrow. Pool at night. Oh baby.
Appreciate you all. #Tokyo2020
Soon, 7-Eleven became Heroux's go-to store for food after 18 hours of covering the Olympics and arriving back at his hotel as late as 2am.
Heroux added that Tokyo's 7-Eleven has been a popular place for other journalists.
Oh hello again, 7-Eleven. It’s been 9 hours. I’ve missed you.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 21, 2021
Also. I got back from Fukushima at 11pm last night. This magical place was still open. But sold out of most food. Popular place for journalists. One of few.
So I had Edamame chips and yogurt for dinner. pic.twitter.com/KHuKbamlQX
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
At 2am in Tokyo.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) July 23, 2021
Just got off the bus.
Walking to 7-11. Those golden gates better be open. #Tokyo2020
In his article for CBC, Heroux further professed his love for the food at 7-Eleven:
"The sandwich selection is better than most grocery stores in Toronto — the egg salad sandwiches might be the best I've had."
He also added that his tweets documenting his 7-Eleven experiences have been circulated widely.
One tweet, which included a translation of Heroux's tweets about 7-Eleven, garnered over 18,000 retweets and 30,000 likes.
カナダの記者さん、開会式が終わった後のツイートが、— 風のハルキゲニア (@hkazano) July 23, 2021
As a result, many people from Japan have been suggesting new things for Heroux to try at 7-Eleven.
Top photos via Devin Heroux/Twitter