This is it: Fall has arrived! It’s time to cozy up. Make yourself comfortable, prepare for Halloween, take a good book and a handful of tasty Japanese snacks for a perfectly relaxing evening at home or a night of trick or treat. We’ve got you covered:
Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, peanuts, almond, orange, soy Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp Delicious assorted box of traditional Japanese biscuits, you’ll be able to enjoy 4 different flavors of those savory thin baked cookies. With coconut strawberry, green tea milk, cacao almond, and the very tasty dark choco caramel, there is a cookie for every taste in this pack! Tivoli (ちぼり) has built a reputation of spreading happiness through snacks, just like the fountain of happiness that inspired the founder, Izumi Higuchi, to create a company of the same name!
Allergens*: wheat, dairy, almond, cashew nuts, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg and peanuts * Also contains honey, do not share with young infants. Here’s another treat from Tivoli, Nattia (ナッティア), a type of Florentine biscuit gently covered with nuts and caramel, vanilla and almond or the delicious maple coconut mix! With deep and rich flavors, those biscuits are a new edition of the classic Florentine, that although its name may lead you to think so, isn’t from the city of Florence. The earliest recipes actually date back 12th century France and southern Germany, where it’s a classic Christmas biscuit. Tivoli has put a lot of passion into making this new recipe, with small changes that have a big impact on the experience!
Allergens: wheat, dairy, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg Here we have some bite-sized sweets inspired by salted caramel (キャラメル) tarts. YBC squeezed bittersweet caramel whipped cream with a salty accent on the cracker crunch base, giving the biscuit its distinctive texture. On top of that, they added extra caramel sauce hidden in the cream this year. You may try to chill it before you eat it! Yamazaki Biscuits Co., Ltd. was actually founded in 1970 are famous today for some chips like Chip Star and the quality of their products like the Levain series (ルヴァン), which you’re about to taste!
Allergens: wheat Processed in a facility that also processes egg, dairy, shrimp, and crab Calbee (カルビー), do we still need to introduce them? The company that stood out with its new approach in food production: focusing on unused resources to create new tasty treats! With the seasons turning, it’s time for new flavors, and one of our favorite is Sweet Potato! This snack that allows you to enjoy the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes in a soft and gentle texture. Those chips are only available for a short period of time while sweet potatoes are in season, make sure you savour them!
Allergens: dairy, wheat, shrimp, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg and crab Koikeya (湖池屋) is probably one of the most famous chip producer in Japan. With a long history dating back to 1953, the company has been focused on potato chips from day one, and they’ve been really successful with it. They have specific agreements with potato farmers that exclusively produce for them, making the taste of their snacks unique! This corn (コーン) snack has an extra-crispy texture and preserves the natural sweetness and flavor of the corn. They finished it with a light (あっさり) and gentle taste, perfect for when you want to nibble on something but don’t want to get full! Now, if you want something really addictive, you should try checkout their ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGQ4-g_ucTU
Allergens: wheat, dairy, soy Processed in a facility that also processes egg, peanuts, and shrimp Everyone needs something sweet once in a while. Perfect with coffee, hot chocolate or a cup of tea, this Chocopan from Iwatsukiya is crispy, smooth and tasty. It’s all handmade from Japanese wheat, can you believe it?
Allergens: wheat, dairy, soy How about some fragrant barley crunchy snack that is well seasoned with milk coffee flavor? Mugi (むぎ) means barley, and barley tea is very popular in Japan: refreshing and rejuvenating. But paired with coffee, or dipped in a cup of milk and turned into crispy little pieces of pleasures, it’s even better!
Allergens: egg, dairy, gelatin Processed in a facility that also processes wheat These bite-sized rice cakes called Mochitto Purin (もちっとプリン) are filled with pudding custard cream in a soft, mochi-like texture. Yaokin (やおきん) is a confectionery wholesaler based in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, since 1960 and sells confectionery and food products as well as toys. Yaokin has long been familiar to everyone with its signature product, the Umaibo, which we also have in your box!
Allergens: dairy Processed in a facility that also processes egg Those cola-flavored candies are guaranteed to tickle your sense and keep you awake! Pachi Pachi Panic (パチパチパニック) are famous for their crackling sensations. Be ready for what you’re about to eat!
Allergens: wheat Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, shrimp, and crab A nostalgic confectionery for many in Japan. Those Ponkome Bars (ぽんこめバー) from Yaokin are domestically produced rice-puffs, solidified with a slightly sweet and spicy soy sauce made from a mix of soy sauce, sugar/salt, and starch syrup. They are simple, they are tasty, and make for a light afternoon snack!
Allergens: wheat, beaf, soy, chicken, dairy Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp, egg, peanuts, banana, pork, peach, mountain yam, and apple It’s still time to enjoy some barbecues with friends and family before it gets too cold! And to give you an appetite, we selected some delicious BBQ flavored (バーベキュー味) Porickey (ポリッキー) sticks. They are inspired by Germany’s famous Pretzel, and shaped into sticks for your convenience. Easy to keep, easy to eat, hard to stop eating!
Allergens: wheat, egg, dairy, soy, apple Processed in a facility that also processes shrimp Classic Umaibo (うまい棒), we’ll never get tired of those treats, not as long they keep releasing awesome flavors like Cinnamon Apple Pie (シナモンアップルパイ). I mean, come on?! What more can you ask for in this season. It’s getting colder, we’re slowly wrapping ourselves into more cozy clothes, and cinnamon apple pie is everything we need to make that a perfect moment!
Ramen snacks that can be turned into real ramen? Yes, they exist, and you’re holding them in your hands! Those Don Taro, ど～ん太郎 (sounds like a name for a worthy opponent to Zoro, doesn’t it?) snacks can be placed in a bowl and covered with a little hot water, or eaten as crackers! They are both two very different experiences, which one is the one you’re leaning to?
Konpeitō (金平糖, こんぺいとう), is a type of Japanese sugar candy. It takes the form of a small sphere with a bumpy surface, and comes in a variety of colors and flavors. They are traditional candies in Japan, but funnily the name actually comes from the Portuguese word confeito, which means confetti. It was first introduced in Japan to Oda Nobunaga by a Portuguese missionary in 1569. Today, it’s often used for celebrations and gifted for special occasions. We hope that you’ll enjoy this little gift and that you’ll be able to celebrate another beautiful day!