The best season of the year is finally upon us! That’s right, fall is here, and what better way to ring in the seasonal change than to celebrate with the best autumn Japanese snacks? As the weather gets cooler, these fall snacks are sure to keep you warm and toasty. For a full list of the best autumn Japanese snacks, keep reading on!
Nothing says autumn more than pumpkin! Anpan is a sweet roll that is typically made with a red bean center. In this case, however, the Kabocha Pumpkin Anpan filling contains a white bean paste mixed with Japanese pumpkin, or kabocha. Anpan can be quite dense, so we recommend washing it down with a crisp, autumnal tea to really take the experience to the next level. Finally, if you prefer your fall snacks hot, you can always throw this anpan in the oven for a few minutes, to turn your anpan into an anpan pie!
Speaking of autumnal tea, the nutty, caramel flavor palate of the Hoshino Hojicha Latte might be exactly what we all need to unwind on a chilly fall day. Hojicha is a type of green tea that is roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal, which means the caffeine levels are significantly lower than that of normal green tea. The roasting process is what gives the tea its toasty, roasted flavor, so when it comes to picking a tea for fall, the Hoshino Hojicha Tea should be a no-brainer! But why stop at fall? This tea can be served either hot or cold, so feel free to enjoy it all year long!
These mochi are made with 100% Japanese mochigome rice, and get their round shape through a unique, patented transformation process that contains extremely light and fluffy confections. Once they have been shaped, the mochi are covered in brown sugar syrup, cocoa powder, and kinako powder, resulting in an unforgettably sweet and nutty flavor that can only be found in fall snacks!
This sensational Japanese candy was the very first snack made exclusively for Bokksu. It was first introduced on the website in October of 2018, and now, three years later, it has become a staple in our fall snacks lineup. Persimmon is a popular autumn fruit that is beloved by many, thanks to its seasonality. Persimmons have a rich, honey-like flavor that cannot be found in any other type of fruit. Lucky for you, though, this one-of-a-kind Japanese candy has managed to sustain the integrity of the persimmon fruit, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity -- indulge in the flavor of persimmon whenever you want!
We saved the best for last, because who doesn’t love cake? Spend a snug night in with a cup of tea and our Toritama Baukuchen: Matcha cake! This moist, melt-in-your-mouth baumkuchen cake is filled with the earthy sweetness that matcha is so well known for. Baumkuchen cakes are notorious for their thin layers that resemble the rings of the tree, so don’t have to worry about saving room for dessert -- this Japanese snack is sure to leave you feeling satisfied without feeling stuffed.
Not everyone can travel to Japan to try out all the best fall snacks, but thanks to Bokksu, buying Japanese snacks online has never been easier. If you’re looking to fall even deeper into fall, why not check out our monthly snack subscription box? Each month centers around a unique theme, like the changing of the seasons, or highlighting a distinct prefecture. Each box contains between 20-24 Japanese snacks and teas, so sign up today before the leaves have all fallen away.