Japanese summers are hot and humid (蒸し暑い). That makes it the perfect time to pull out some cooling snacks as well as some limited-edition summer treats! Our Cool Summer Japanese Snack box brings you the tastiest and most refreshing snacks from Japan.
Summer is the only season during which you can climb Mount Fuji. Is that on your bucket list already? Views from the top are incredible. This refreshing jelly (ゼリー) from Ma actually uses water from Japan’s most famous mountain volcano (究極の水). It has a smooth texture that feels good in your throat, and when you eat it chilled, it is ideal for the cool summer taste. We recommend sprinkling black honey and soybean flour on the jelly for an even better experience!
Processed in a facility that also processes egg, dairy, wheat, shrimp, and crab Thick sliced potato chips available for a limited time only: "Summer Potato Tsushima no Hamamishio". It's a special taste that you can only find in the summer because it uses fresh new potatoes that have just been picked up this season (夏ポテト). By adding "lemon powder", a fruit that suits summer, to the richly naturally grown beach salt of Nagasaki Tsushima (浜御塩味), Calbee have created a refreshing and crisp salty taste that is perfect for summer.
Processed in a facility that also processes dairy It is said that if someone licks a candy of "Nijiiro no Ame" (にじいろのアメ), it will turn a cloudy face into a bright and radiant smile. Sunset-colored peach flavor Blue sky-blue soda flavor, Sunlight-colored lemon flavor. Three flavors are randomly mixed in one candy, and you can't meet the same flavor twice. "Nijiiro soda flavor" candy. Refreshing, fruity, and yummy, all you can ask from a bag of candy.
Allergens: egg, wheat, almond, dairy, soy, honey Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts We’ve gotten you a wonderful stick financier (スティックフィナンシェ) with a luxurious flavor and moist texture of home-ground almonds that is easy to eat with a stick. Setouchi Lemon (瀬戸内レモン) flavor is a Summer favorite in Japan. The Japan inland sea is known for offering an ideal environment to grow tasty and juicy lemons, which are in turn used to prepare a lot of Japan’s best seasonal dishes.
Allergens: dairy, wheat, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg, shrimp, and crab Nothing more cheesy than a Cheese Bit (チーズビット), except a proper cut of cheese. This treat from Calbee comes with a rich taste of cheese and a pleasant texture. The crispy and chewy texture and rich cheddar cheese are perfect for late afternoon. It is sold only in the spring and summer, so make sure you don’t miss out on this treat.
Allergens: gelatin It is a handmade soft candy that takes the shape of various fruits and vegetables! You can enjoy 3 flavors: grape, apple and lemon and combine them for some original new mixes.
Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, soy, chicken, apple Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp A classic, popular series of snacks that has been going on for years. Umaibo (うまい棒, tasty stick) was launched in July 1979 by Yaokin (やおきん), and has been sold at many stores since then, and has been eaten by everyone living in Japan at least once. For the summer, we’ve gotten you some Teriyaki Burger (テリヤキバーガー) flavor. Teriyaki burgers just remind us too much of barbecue by the beach, and just the scent of it makes us want to pack our swimsuit and head over to the nearest spot for a dip in the ocean!
Allergens: gelatin, orange, apple A delicious cider-flavored gummy with a chewy texture that takes into consideration the development of gums.
Allergens: dairy Since 1965, sugar-coated ramune of the long-selling product Ju C (ジューＣ), celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is a small and cute, sugar-coated ramune. You can enjoy five flavors: cola (red), cider (white), melon soda (yellowish green), orange soda (orange), and lemon soda (yellow). Take your pick!
Allergens: wheat, soy, pork Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp, crab, egg, buckwheat, peanuts, dairy Curry is a staple flavor of Japanese cuisine. Since it’s been introduced here by Dutch merchants traveling from India, Japan has made its very own version of it, with a milder and sweeter taste. This is a curry-flavored snack with a crispy texture and spicy finish. This snack has a slightly different texture from other rice crackers because the potato chips are made using a secret manufacturing method that cannot be imitated by other companies!
A different type of ramune that changes flavor as you eat them (味変ラムネ). You can enjoy the change of taste when you eat three at the same time. They come flavored as lemon, soda, and strawberry, and they taste delicious eaten one by one just as much as when combined!
Ice Gum (アイスガム): it looks like ice cream but is a chewing gum with an uneven surface and a refreshing powder sprinkled on it. The pack contains 2 pieces of refreshingly sweet yogurt soda flavor. By softening the bite, it is easier to enjoy the hiehie powder, and by including xylitol crystals into the gum, it was designed so that you can feel the cool feeling for a long time. The freezing packaging with an ice motif is an accurate representation of the refreshing feeling that you’ll get once you take your first bite.
Allergens: apple Processed in a facility that also processes dairy Jelly sweets packed in a stick shape. Cut open the bag and squeeze it out while eating to enjoy the cooling jelly feeling. The colorful jelly in a transparent pack looks like a neon light, and we recommend eating it chilled or even frozen on a really hot summer day!