Celebrate Sakura Season

We’ve curated a delicious box to enjoy at your hanami flower-vieing. Sakura is the star of some of our selections, while others are all choices we’d gladly bring to our hanami party. Even if there are no cherry trees where you live, we invite you to join us this month as we celebrate the beauty of nature all around us.

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Sakura Mochi
Sakura Mochi
Nata de Coco Peach Gummy
Nata de Coco Peach Gummy
Sakura Chocolate Crepe
Sakura Chocolate Crepe
Handmade Sakura Candy
Handmade Sakura Candy
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs:
Strawberry Daifuku Mochi
Saki Waffle Shikoku No Wasanbon Sugar
Saki Waffle Shikoku
Wasanbon Sugar
Dondon Yaki: Kimchi
Dondon Yaki: Kimchi
Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji
Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji
Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso
Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso
Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Sakura Flavor
Blanchul Mini Chocolate:
Sakura Flavor
Koikeya Minit's Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum
Koikeya Minit's Stick Potato:
Suppa Mucho Plum
Castella Cake: Azuki Flavor
Castella Cake: Azuki Flavor
Spring Gold Green Tea
Spring Gold Green Tea
Sakura Mochi
Sakura Mochi
Nata de Coco Peach Gummy
Nata de Coco Peach Gummy
Sakura Chocolate Crepe
Sakura Chocolate Crepe
Handmade Sakura Candy
Handmade Sakura Candy
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs:
Strawberry Daifuku Mochi
Saki Waffle Shikoku No Wasanbon Sugar
Saki Waffle Shikoku
Wasanbon Sugar
Dondon Yaki: Kimchi
Dondon Yaki: Kimchi
Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji
Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji
Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso
Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso
Spring Gold Green Tea
Spring Gold Green Tea
Sakura Mochi

Sakura Mochi

Manufacturer: Marusantamakiya
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Nagano Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake made by pounding steamed mochigome (glutinous mochi rice). After being sweetened and flavored, it’s rolled in rice flour to keep it from sticking. Mochi is a classic hanami (flower viewing) snack and is perfect for enjoying on a warm spring day beneath the cherry blossoms with a cup of green tea. The mochi we’ve chosen this month is sakura-flavored just for this blossoming season!

Nata de Coco Peach Gummy

Nata De Coco Peach Gummy

Manufacturer: Lion Kashi
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

The smell of peaches in the air is a sure sign of warmer weather in Japan and the inclusion of the tropical Nata de coco is perfect for springing your taste buds into action this spring! Coming in tiny bite-sized cubes, these delightful little gummies have the most perfect chewy texture. We suspect that’s due to the delicious coconut that gives the snack its name. The special pink gummies are the mascot, Gummio-san, so look closely to see his cheery face.

Sakura Chocolate Crepe

Sakura Chocolate Crepe

Manufacturer: Nakajima Taishodo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This delicate delight is one of our favorite spring-time treats. We first tried this crepe in April 2018, and people loved them so much, we just had to bring them back! A wafer-thin crepe is baked and rolled up for crisp layers. It’s then enrobed in a decadent coating of white-chocolate infused with powdered sakura petals for a richer flavor and color.

Handmade Sakura Candy

Handmade Sakura Candy

Manufacturer: Bokksu x Daimonji
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

It’s sakura season, and we’re so excited to bring you this Handmade Sakura Candy made exclusively for Bokksu! Sakura in Japan symbolizes ephemerality and the fleeting quality of life. Like the sakura that fades away at the end of the season, this candy dissolves lightly on the palette. Sweet and floral, cherry blossoms are harvested and prepared by pickling and drying the flowers in salt. This traditional method preserves the vibrant color and flavor of sakura, which makes it perfect for candy and is why this Handmade Sakura Candy contains real bits of preserved sakura!

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

Manufacturer: Echigo Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Niigata Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Absolutely delectable, how can we ever be disappointed in some mochi puffs? As soon as you put one in your mouth, feel it melt away ever so delicately and leave you with the taste of strawberries! This snack is inspired by strawberry daifuku, a traditional sweet with a whole strawberry wrapped in red bean and mochi. See if you can taste both red bean and strawberry as you linger over each bite.

Saki Waffle Shikoku No Wasanbon Sugar

Saki Waffle Shikoku No Wasanbon Sugar

Manufacturer: Ash Food Entertainment
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This dense and cake-like waffle is flavored with sugar, but not just any sugar! Wasanbon is a traditional Japanese sugar from the Shikoku region of Japan. It’s usually used in wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets. It is golden in color, and has a more complex flavor than white sugar. This maker took care not to mix in the sugar too evenly, so as you eat there are pockets where the sugar crystals are more concentrated to allow their flavor to shine through.

Dondon Yaki: Kimchi

Dondon Yaki: Kimchi

Manufacturer: Kadou
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Ibaraki Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

If you’ve tried our Dondon Yaki, a flavorful fried rice cracker treat covered in tonkatsu sauce, you’ll absolutely fall in love with these special kimchi flavored version! Not for the faint of heart, find yourself swept away by the intense flavors of garlic and kimchi, making it impossible to just eat one of these at a time.

Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji

Koku Cookie: Sakura Domyoji

Manufacturer: Mebukiya
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Iwate Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This crisp and crumbly cookie is inspired by traditional sakura mochi. It’s flavored with both sakura petals and leaves for a light floral taste. It also includes domyoji, coarse rice powder, for texture. Domyoji is often used in sakura mochi from the Kansai region of Japan. It really is a perfect spring cookie to pair with a cup of green tea with its delicate flavor.

Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso

Seaweed Tempura and Shrimp Chips Mix: Plum + Red Shiso

Manufacturer: Maruka Shokuhin
Common Allergens: Eggs, Crustacean shellfish, Wheat
Also Contains: Mollusk shellfish
Product of: Hiroshima Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This snack has a lot going on. First off, there are two components: the seaweed tempura fried to thin crispy sheets, and the shrimp chips flavored with seasonal sakuraebi shrimp. Both are then seasoned with a tangy mixture of ume (plum) and red shiso, aka perilla. It’s so light and savory that we just kept reaching for more!

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Sakura Flavor

Blanchul Mini Chocolate: Sakura Flavor

Manufacturer: Bourbon
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

These delicate cookie sandwiches feature a sweet white chocolate and sakura filling they make only for the spring season. The cookies are light, buttery, and perfectly baked for a tender texture. But don’t let this description lead you astray, these cookies are packed with so much rich flavor, you’d never know they were mini!

Koikeya Minit's Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum

Koikeya Minit's Stick Potato: Suppa Mucho Plum

Manufacturer: Koikeya
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

These thin crispy potato sticks are bursting with flavor! Like an ode to the Japanese plum (ume) tree, every bite carries the floral notes of plum blossoms, the sourness of umeboshi (pickled plum), and the earthiness of shiso (perilla leaves). Hands down, this Japan-exclusive snack is the most addicting potato chip we’ve ever tried. Enjoy it under the blossoms of the ume tree, which blooms in early spring.

Castella Cake: Azuki Flavor

Castella Cake: Azuki Flavor

Manufacturer: Imuraya
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Castella may originally be from Portugal, but it’s one of Japan’s favorite cakes. This tender slice of sponge cake is flavored with azuki red beans sprinkled throughout the batter. The intense sweetness of the azuki is nicely balanced by the more subdued flavor of the cake itself.

Spring Gold Green Tea

Spring Gold Green Tea

Manufacturer: Hoshino Seichaen
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Fukuoka Prefecture
Vegetarian: Yes

Celebrate the spring with this beautiful tea package designed exclusively for Bokksu and enjoy classic sencha tea to warm you from the inside out! Sencha is a traditional steamed Japanese green tea and considered the most popular tea in Japan. This particular tea is exceptionally strong in flavor and is the perfect addition to any spring picnic party under cherry blossom trees!

Brewing Instructions:Boil 80ml/2.7oz of hot water and wait for it to cool to 158°F/70°C (until you can comfortably touch the mug). Steep the tea bag for 30 seconds, then lightly shake the bag up and down before taking it out.