We love summer: barbecues, beaches, hikes, fireworks, late nights out! All this requires lots of snacks and food to enjoy! Make your sunny days more fun with some Japanese treats and ramen!
Allergens: wheat, soy, pork Cooking time: 3 minutes Let’s start with a fun fact: why is the potato so popular in Germany? No other country in the European Union grows as many potatoes as Germany does. They produce some 11 million tonnes a year, which is almost 20 percent of the European harvest. This makes Germany one of the ten largest potato producers in the world. With that in mind, German Potato (ジャーマンポテト) style yakisoba (やきそば), isn’t that a combo worth having your box shipped from Japan for?
Allergens: wheat, soy, chicken, pork, sesame Processed in a facility that also processes buckwheat, egg, dairy, shrimp, and crab Cooking time: 5 minutes Gunma (群馬県, Gunma-ken) is a prefecture in the Kanto Region, famous for its many high quality hot springs and beautiful mountains, but also the home region of Daikoku Foods Co., the company that gifted us the pleasures of stamina ramen (スタミナらーめん) in its instant form. The dish has two origins, Saitama and Ibaraki, both with a twist. The Saitama version is a shoyu-based ramen that dates back to the mid-1970s and came from the restaurant Manmantei, whereas the Ibaraki version from the restaurant Daishin is served with sweet and spicy bean paste based on liver and cabbage. The idea was to give a nutrition meal, providing a lot of energy for an affordable price to students. The idea persisted, and today we have many flavors and versions of Stamina Ramen! The one we’re serving you, is close to the Saitama version, a shoyu and garlic-flavored one!
Allergens: soy, chicken Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp, crab, wheat, egg, dairy, and peanuts This bakauke (ばかうけ) is a soft rice cracker with a spicy curry flavor (スパイシーカレー味) that is perfect for summer and has a tingling feeling that stirs your appetite. Bakauke is a thin banana-shaped senbei with various available flavors. This snack from Kuriyama Beika comes from Niigata prefecture ((栗山米菓), and actually the word bakauke in the Niigata dialect of Japanese colloquially means "extremely well received”.
Allergens: shrimp, wheat, dairy, soy, chicken, pork Processed in a facility that also processes crab, buckwheat, egg, and peanuts Shrimp and garlic (海老アヒージョ), a dream combination that Oyatsu Company is well aware off. With a little Mediterranean flair, those chips are a delight. Picture yourself on the beach, tanning, and just sliding your hand into a bag, grabbing a crunch chip with the flavor of deliciously cooked shrimp with a sprinkle of garlic. The sea breeze cooling your cheeks and the smell of the salt water tingling your nose. Summer is here, and we’re delivering everything you need to enjoy it!
Allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Soy, Chicken, Pork, Sesame, Almond Processed in a facility that also processes Egg and Peanuts Every time you take a bite, it’s crispy. Over and over again, the crispiness will satisfy you. Together with the rich taste of bacon paired with black pepper, it’s your perfect party snack. Customer survey in Japan left a staggering 90% approval rate for this snack as one of the best to share with friends on a cheerful night in!
Allergens: dairy, wheat, soy Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp Monaka (最中) is a Japanese sweet made of azuki bean paste sandwiched between two thin crisp wafers made from mochi. The wafers can have many shapes like a simple square or triangle, but sometimes more original ones like cherry blossoms or chrysanthemums. This monaka we got you is filled with a delicious chocolate with a puff that has a great texture. It’s just waiting for you to crunch it!
The taste of the Bita C energy drink has been beautifully reproduced in the miniseries from Orion. The package design and pull-top type lid seems to make the canned juice smaller as it is! Unlike ramune, which melts in your mouth, it is hard and can be chewed and eaten with vibrant vitamins for the health-conscious among you!
Marukawa, founded in 1888 (let that sink in for a second), started making bubble gum in 1947 and are now well known for this. For your summer box, we’ve gotten some popping deliciousness with this cola-flavored gum! With its retro packaging design, it might bring up a hint of nostalgia. Let the feelings flow through you as you enjoy this tasty treat from Japan.