It’s time to rejoice, because sakura season is in full swing! If you didn’t know, sakura season takes place in Japan when the country’s iconic cherry blossom trees begin to bloom, and lasts from late March to mid-April. Though the sakuras are best experienced in person, we understand that not everyone can travel to Japan on a moment’s notice. That’s why Bokksu is rolling out a number of sakura-flavored Japanese snacks, so that you can still feel like you’re part of the celebration even from the comfort of your own home! Take a look at our sakura-inspired collection below.
Handmade Sakura Candy
This artisan handmade Japanese hard candy is meant to symbolize ephemerality and life’s fleeting moments. Similar to how the sakuras billow in the breeze at the end of the season, these floral and flavorful sweets dissolve in your mouth just the same. Our Handmade Sakura Candies are made exclusively for Bokksu, with harvested cherry blossoms flowers that have been pickled and dried in salt to preserve the irreproducible taste and color of Japan’s most beloved tree.
Channel your kawaii side with these Sakura Tarts! Each flakey tartlet features a buttery filling and a festive floral sakura frosting for a fantastic flavor experience!
Pocky: Sakura Matcha
Everyone knows that Pocky is the perfect to-go snack, but now, you can fuel up and caffeinate from anywhere with the Pocky: Sakura Matcha! These delicious finger foods put a unique spin on an old classic, with their pink-colored biscuits and bright green Uji matcha-infused chocolate coating that boasts an unexpected bitter umami flavor. Not to mention, the pink and green combo make for the ideal Instagram photo op!
Sakura Warabi Mochi
Confectionary maker Bunnosuke Chaya has managed to take mochi to the next level with the Sakura Warabi Mochi. This gelatinous delight is made by mixing chopped sakura petals and white bean paste to the warabi mochi and a dusting of soybean flour on top to create a delicate, light, sweet, and chewy dessert. It’s basically sakura season in snack form!
Did someone say, “more jelly?” The Sakura Pudding is coming right up! This two-layer pink-ilicious peach jelly contains real sakura petals to emulate that iconic pink hue that cherry blossoms are known for. This box comes with five individual sakura puddings, so you can savor your snacks for later or share them with your friends!
Sakura Dango Mochi
If you’ve been to Kyoto for sakura season, then you know that dango mochi is an incredibly popular snack of choice amongst sakura leaf peepers. To help recreate the magic of munching on mochi while taking in the stunning scenery, we’ve introduced Sakura Dango Mochi to our store! With its sweet floral flavor palate and melt-in-your-mouth chewiness, this mochi is sure to feel just as refreshing as a walk through the cherry blossom trees!
If you’re looking for even more cherry blossom goodness, then you’ll definitely want to check out our limited edition Sakura Box! Every month Bokksu subscribers get a uniquely themed Japanese snack box delivered directly to their door, and subscribers new and old will receive a subscription box like no other. The adorably festive Sakura Box features an exclusive sakura-inspired collection of goodies like Sakura Bouchee, Sakura Chinsuko, Uma Spicy Mentai Burdock Chips, and so much more! Make sure to subscribe here before March 31 to get your exclusive front row seat to sakura season with the Sakura Box.
Now that you know about Bokksu's delicious sakura snacks, look at these unique flavored sakura snacks!
By Jillian Giandurco