Are you ready to go out for some matsuri (祭り) celebration? We’ve got you the perfect pack to snack like you were at a real Japanese festival! Full of tasty snacks only available in summer and more delicious treats, you don’t want to miss out on this month’s Sweet Summer Night pack:
Allergens: peach Ready for summer and festivals? We’ve got a super tasty anmitsu (あんみつ) for you. It’s a traditional Japanese dessert from the Meiji era, and this one uses red beans from Hokkaido and brown sugar from Okinawa. It's filled with smooth agar, 5 kinds of tasty fruits, and red peas. Eitaro, the maker, has worked hard on making the taste true to that of a fresh anmitsu you can find in a coffee shop. To do so, they’ve paired bean paste with honey, a perfect match. You won’t find any better on the market, unless you get a freshly made one of course.
Allergens: wheat, gelatin Processed in a facility that also processes dairy Kabaya is a lesser known food confectionery from the prefecture of Okayama. They’ve been around since 1946. At the time, Kabaya Foods started out with red-box Kabaya caramel, which saw exceptionally high sales at the time because of shortages and lack of sweet foods. Now, the company diversified their portfolio, and we’ve put our hands on a delicious gummy candy inspired by the summer tradition of "shaved ice" (kakigori, かき氷). This is the perfect treat to enjoy as a refreshment after a hot day. You can enjoy two types of flavors here: soda and lemon gummy that comes with a lovely texture, and strawberry with a slightly crispy texture.
Allergens: dairy, soy, gelatin Did you know that Mitsubishi doesn’t only make cars? Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd., or Mitsubishi Foods has been established in 1925 in Tokyo. Now, temperatures are rising, and on those hot days, a refreshment is always welcome. They’ve prepared some tasty ramune-flavored treats for you to discover. It's refreshing and chewy! Not only that, it’s also filled with Vitamin C and amino acids, so you can eat it with a peace of mind.
Allergens: dairy, wheat, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg, shrimp, and crab Shiawase Butter Flavor Allergens: dairy, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg, wheat, shrimp, and crab *The honey is contained in the honey powder, so do not give it to the child under 1 years old We’ve also got you a pack of crispy potato sticks with a puffy texture, popular in Japan for a few decades already, and in a new and original flavor! Jagabee is actually a brand of baked potato chips produced by Calbee, one of the most famous snack makers in Japan. Launched in 2006, these potato snacks have an unprecedented crunchy texture, created by cutting whole skinned potatoes. Let’s talk about the flavor for a minute: butter and soy sauce? Have you ever tried this awesome combination? If not, you’re in for a treat! We also have another surprise flavor, shiawase butter (しあわせバタ～), “feel good butter”. One of those 2 will land in your hands!
Allergens: dairy, egg, soy Processed in a facility that also processes wheat and peanuts A fun sugar-coated and colorful chocolate surprise in a transparent donut-shaped packaging. They kind of remind you of smarties, don’t they? Did you also separate them all by colors before eating them? Which one was your favorite color? It might look like a donut or a UFO, but it’s actually in the ring shape to play a traditional Japanese festival game, wanage (わなげ): the Japanese version of ring toss! The snacks will be delicious regardless!
Allergens: dairy, soy, banana Choco Banana (チョコバナナ) is actually one of Japan’s most beloved treats. Popular during Japanese festivals (matsuri, 祭り), which often happen in the Summer (natsu, 夏), you won’t be able to get your hands on them so easily overseas, which is why we’ve done it for you. This is a cute mini-sized chocolate banana that also includes some fortune-telling, which makes it even more fun to eat!
Allergens: egg, wheat, shrimp, soy, chicken, mackerel, apple Processed in a facility that also processes dairy and crab Those snacks are super crispy, and served with a takoyaki (たこやき) flavor! Takoyaki is a famous dish from Osaka, our hometown. It’s an octopus-based fried fish that can often be eaten a local food stalls (yatai, 屋台) and restaurants. Those corn snacks are coated in this delicious flavor and have reached a perfect balance between the sweetness and sourness in the sauce. The pouch packaging is very convenient to take those snacks with you and eat them at your convenience. Be aware, they might be addictive and leave you craving for more!
Chirin is famous for selling a variety of ramune (ラムネ) in unusually shaped containers. This is a mug-shaped ramune with a foam-shaped lid placed on it. The confectionery imitates the shape of a beer mug, which is a popular refreshment during summer festivals. Those ramune are special because they are lightly carbonated, which is quite unique and will give an extra kick! After eating ramune, you can use the container as you like. It's a cute mug that kids can use to drink juice with. It comes in three colors: green, yellow, and red. The flavor is the same in all 3 versions.
This is quite a nostalgic treat for many in Japan. Produced by Matsubaya, Nerikko is a starch-syrup based confectionery that is kneaded into this cute packaging. It has a very mellow taste and is easy to enjoy. It’s a sort of Mizuame (水飴, literally "water candy", also known as millet jelly), a sweetener from Japan. This one is slightly different though! It comes as a really sticky and sweet tube of colorful candy goo that can be twisted, stretched and shaped with the enclosed chopsticks.
Allergens: wheat, dairy, apple Processed in a facility that also processes egg, peanuts, soy, shrimp, cashew, sesame, gelatin, orange, mountain yam, banana, walnut, peach, kiwifruit Our monthly craving for senbei is going to be filled by this sauce-flavored senbei (煎餅). This rice cracker is produced by Yaokin, one of Japan’s most famous snack makers.
Allergens: Wheat, egg, dairy, soy, pork, apple, gelatin Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp and crab This is a deep-fried fish paste seasoned with pork cutlet sauce. Tonkatsu (豚カツ, とんかつ or トンカツ) is a Japanese dish that consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet. It involves coating slices of pork with panko (bread crumbs), frying them in oil, and then serving with rice and shredded cabbage. This snack reproduces this experience you’d get from eating a tonkatsu! Enjoy the crispy texture and fragrant flavors.
Allergens: gelatin Let's make it feel like a summer festival (matsuri, 祭り)! This is a fun and delicious handmade confectionery with apple flavor (ringo, りんご). Ame, written あめ in Japanese, is another word for candy. Japanese people love to have small candy in their bags, and be ready to enjoy a relaxing moment at any occasion: for a quick break at the office, in front of an anime, or during a night at a festival!
Another nostalgic candy from Sato Confectionery. This grape (グレープ) cotton candy (watagashi, わたがし) is a treat for everyone, old and young, to enjoy. It’s simple, yet refreshing and everything you’ll want after a delicious summer night dinner!