10 Snacks From Japan That Will Ship To Your Door
If you are able to make it to Japan we recommend it. If you can't and are interested in trying some of their snacks Bokksu has you covered. Here we put together a list of 10 Snacks From Japan That Will Ship To Your Door.
#1. Handmade Sakura Candy
Sakura in Japan symbolizes ephemerality and the fleeting quality of life. Like the sakura that fades away at the end of the season, this candy dissolves lightly on the palette. Sweet and floral, cherry blossoms are harvested and prepared by pickling and drying the flowers in salt. This traditional method preserves the vibrant color and flavor of sakura, which makes it perfect for candy and is why this Handmade Sakura Candy contains real bits of preserved sakura!
#2. Matcha Chocolate Stick
Known for the magnificent tea ceremonies held by professional geishas and servers, travelers from all over can find some of the highest grades of matcha sourced from Uji, Kyoto. So it is no surprise that there was genius out there who decided that the best use of some of that matcha was to put it into a soft cake, softening the matcha flavor with chocolate chips, making this cake one of the most enjoyable ways to get your cuppa matcha in for the day!
#3. Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs
Echigo Seika uses mochi made from pounded 100% Japanese mochigome rice and a secret process to transform it into the crisp and airy texture of this cloud-like confection. The puffs are then finished with a dusting of kinako powder made by roasting soybeans grown in Hokkaido. This snack's delicate texture and sweet, nutty flavor make it wildly addicting.
#4. Handmade Kyoyuzen Candy
Made by one of the oldest candy artisans in Kyoto exclusively for Bokksu, these colorful little tiles are perfectly sweet and fruity. Enjoy discovering each color’s distinct, delicious flavors like sweet white peach, strawberry, mikan and more!
#5. Dondon Yaki
Named after the sound of the beating taiko drums that are ubiquitous at festivals in Japan, these little savory senbei are bursting with flavor. They are fried and then marinated in tonkatsu sauce to give them a deep, complex savory flavor that is tangy, peppery, and a little sweet.
#6. Candied Yuzu Peel
Don’t worry if you think these candied peels might be too sour since the candying process brings out the yuzu’s natural sweetness. Grab a handful of these little beauties and get to know why yuzu is such a popular and refreshing summer fruit!
#7. Chocolate Azuki Beans
Magic beans don’t just exist in fairytales. The finest red beans are first sourced from the fertile Tokachi area of Hokkaido and made into amanatto using a traditional process. They are then dipped in white chocolate and coated with Kyoto's famous Uji Matcha powder, which transforms the beans into this dreamy, creamy confection.
#8. Lotus Root Chips
Now this isn’t your everyday chip! Each renkon (lotus root) has been lovingly fried and peppered with sour plum and salt flavoring. Lotus root in Japanese cuisine is known for how it so easily takes on the flavors of the dishes it is featured in and for health benefits like promoting digestion. Very often, lotus root can be found in tempura dishes and this chip will be a reminder for you to order some renkon next time you go out to eat some tempura!
#9. Chocolate Banana Langue De Chat Cookie
This chocolate banana langue de chat holds a rich banana sweet cream sandwiched between two crispy chocolate biscuits. Chocolate bananas are a popular summer treat in Japan. This fruity cookie brings the delightful flavor of summer as a sweet little treat.
#10. Pocky TASTY
Tasty is the only way to describe this delicious Pocky! This newly released Pocky flavor from Japan is full of unique ingredients for a rustic and rich version of a classic chocolate Pocky. The biscuit uses cultured or fermented butter for a complex savoriness, and whole wheat for a yummy crumbly texture. The milk chocolate coating also has "charred milk", that adds nutty, caramel notes to the smooth chocolate.