Lawson - Short pasta with honey sauce - Japanese sense of taste is definitely changing

When did Japanese people start to like to eat something sweet and salty at the same time?

I believed that a mixed flavor with something sweet and salty was not Japanese people's cup of tea, for example, Hawaiian pizza, fruit in mayonnaise flavored salad, and maple syrup on a sausage. Yet, it seems like the Japanese sense of taste is changing. The sweet-salty-mixed flavor is getting more acceptable.

Just around 10 days ago, we introduced a shocking french fries with chocolate sauce combination, called Tsuke-pote, from the Japanese burger chain Lotteria, and today let us tell you about Lawson (one of the major Japanese convenience store)'s new pasta flavor.

It's a cheesy short pasta and the sauce is made of bacon bits, broccoli, roasted walnuts and 6 kinds of cheese: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano, Gouda, Cheddar, Cream Cheese, and Gorgonzola. Mmmmm, it sounds yummy. Anything cheesy sounds good. However, this pasta comes with a small pouch of honey. You have to pour on the honey to give it some sweetness.  And ruin the pasta?

Why did Lawson do that? Leave the cheesy pasta alone!