Picola is a delicious and unique Japanese treat that has been enjoyed for years. It is a type of wafer stick coated in a crispy outer layer and filling on the inside. In recent years, Picola has become more popular outside of Japan, but it is still a beloved snack in its home country. In this article, we will explore the 10 best Picola flavors in Japan and what makes them so special.
Uji Matcha green tea is a popular flavor in Japan and is often used in various desserts. Matcha is a finely ground powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves; Uji Matcha is the highest quality of Matcha. The flavor is earthy, slightly sweet, and has a hint of bitterness. When combined with Picola, the flavors complement each other perfectly. The creaminess of the filling balances out the bitterness of the Matcha.
Japanese snack manufacturers are no strangers to mixing different flavors. For this picola, the wafer stick is sakura flavored, and the filling is matcha. Sakura is a delicate and floral flavor that is associated with the spring season in Japan, it is usually represented with pink coloring. The cherry blossom is a national symbol of Japan, and the flavor is often used in various desserts and drinks during the spring, so this snack may only be sold during spring. When mixed with matcha, you get a sweet and slightly bitter taste that’s perfect for people who do not like overly sweet snacks.
This is another rare Picola flavor. Kinako is roasted soybean flour with a sweet and nutty flavor. It is often used in Japanese sweets and desserts, and when used in Picola, it creates a unique nutty and milky flavor. The nuttiness of the Kinako is balanced by the creaminess of the milk, creating a perfectly harmonious taste.
In Japan, there is a place called Setouchi, and it is widely known for growing lemons. In fact, it accounts for almost all lemons grown in Japan. Setouchi lemon is a variation of regular lemon, except that it is sweeter and larger. So, the Setouchi Lemon Cookie Picola is not a sour flavor; it is a unique and refreshing flavor with a slightly acidic bite. The Picola combines the tartness of lemon with the sweetness of a cookie, perfect for travelling.
Chocolate-flavored anything is a classic because only a few people do not like chocolate, and fortunately, the Picola brand shares a love for chocolate. Chocolate Picola is a yummy and creamy Japanese snack perfect for those with a sweet tooth. The wafer stick is crunchy, and you get to eat it with a creamy chocolate filling.
Strawberry is another popular flavored that can always be trusted to bring that sweet and fruity taste. Strawberry Picola is, of course, sweet and slightly tart, and it pairs perfectly with the creamy texture of the filling.
Coconut milk has a rich, creamy taste which makes it very popular globally. Paired as a creamy filling for a wafer biscuit, it becomes a refreshing taste. If you’re a coconut flavor lover, this is the perfect Picola for you.
Okay, let’s be frank, sweet potato is a weird flavor that is not popular in other parts of the world, but if you have ever had roasted or boiled sweet potatoes, then you’ll know it has an earthly kind of sweetness that is not exactly sugar sweet. This flavor is captured in the Sweet potato-flavored Picola, and it is perfect for those who prefer a more subtle flavor.
What’s better than brown chocolate? The unexpected taste of white chocolate. It is a rich flavor of Picola that is perfect for those who love sweet and creamy snacks. The white chocolate flavor is sweet and buttery, and it pairs perfectly with the wafer.
Cheese Tart is a popular dessert in Japan, and it is also a popular flavor for Picola. Cheese Tart-flavored Picola has a sweet and creamy taste with a hint of tanginess from the cheese. It is a unique and indulgent flavor that is perfect for those who love cheesecake or other creamy desserts.
In conclusion, Picola is a beloved Japanese treat that comes in a variety of delicious flavors. The ten flavors mentioned in this article are among the best Picola flavors in Japan, each with its unique taste and appeal. Whether you are a fan of the earthy taste of Matcha, the delicate floral notes of Sakura, or the tartness of cheese, there is a Picola flavor for everyone. You can find these Picola flavors at convenience stores, supermarkets, and speciality dessert shops all around Japan. So, the next time you find yourself in Japan, try some of these delicious Picola flavors.
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This article was originally written by our freelance writer Umm-Kulthum Abdulkareem and edited by us.