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December Japanese snacks from Bokksu

DECEMBER 2020

Winter in Hokkaido
まっしろ北海道

December Japanese snacks from Bokksu

DECEMBER 2020

Winter in Hokkaido

まっしろ北海道

Hokkaido is most famous for its snow, and the winter snow festivals that come with it. It is also one of Japan’s largest agricultural regions. Its high quality dairy products are sought throughout Japan.

December Japanese snacks from Bokksu

Winter in Hokkaido

December through February are the coldest months in Hokkaido making it the perfect climate to host one of Japan’s most famous snow festivals, Sapporo Snow Festival. With the consistently cold temperatures, the festival’s massive snow sculptures are safely frozen while visitors enjoy the views and hot food from food stalls.

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Shiroi Koibito: White & Black
Shiroi Koibito: White & Black
Hokkaido Haskap Gummy
Hokkaido Haskap Gummy
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk
Usuyaki Yuzu Pepper Senbei
Usuyaki Yuzu Pepper Senbei
Sapporo Okaki Oh! Yaki Toukibi
Sapporo Okaki Oh! Yaki Toukibi
Funwari Baum: White Chocolate
Funwari Baum: White Chocolate
Hokkaido Evaporated Milk Manju
Hokkaido Evaporated Milk Manju
White Peach Kibi Dango Mochi
White Peach Kibi Dango Mochi
Totteppo Sable Cookie: Chocolate & Berry
Totteppo Sable Cookie: Chocolate & Berry
Calbits: Frugra Fruit Granola
Calbits: Frugra Fruit Granola
Potato Chips: Hokkaido Rich Butter
Potato Chips: Hokkaido Rich Butter
Hokkaido White Raspberry
Hokkaido White Raspberry
Milk Shop's Royal Milk Tea
Milk Shop's Royal Milk Tea
Shiroi Koibito: White & Black

Shiroi Koibito: White & Black

Manufacturer: Ishiya Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Indisputably the most famous Hokkaido snack, Shiroi Koibito is the perfect harmony of langue de chat and chocolate filling. This month we’re featuring both the white chocolate filling and the milk chocolate, each sandwiched by delicate butter cookies.

Hokkaido Haskap Gummy

Hokkaido Haskap Gummy

Manufacturer: Romance Seika
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Haskap is a native fruit of Northern Japan, and the name comes from the inidigenous Ainu language. These gummies are like chewy drops of haskap juice, sweet, a bit tart, and with the aroma of grapes and berries.

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Hokkaido Milk

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

Light as air and snow-white, these milky mochi puffs look like fluffy snowflakes. Slightly sweet and creamy, this delicious snack is made using domestic Japanese mochi rice and a secret process to transform it into the crisp and airy texture of this cloud-like confection.

Usuyaki Yuzu Pepper Senbei

Usuyaki Yuzu Pepper Senbei

Manufacturer: Sakata Beika
Common Allergens: Fish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These thin senbei may seem delicate, but they’re full of flavor! Yuzu kosho is a popular condiment made with yuzu peel and chilli peppers. It adds a citrusy spark of heat that tingles the taste buds with every bite.

Sapporo Okaki Oh! Yaki Toukibi

Sapporo Okaki Oh! Yaki Toukibi

Manufacturer: YOSHIMI
Common Allergens: Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This crunchy mochi and corn snack is infused with the flavor of sweet corn, one of Hokkaido’s major crops, and soy sauce adds savory contrast. Don’t be surprised to find little corn kernels as well, they just tend to sink to the bottom of the bag.

Funwari Baum: White Chocolate

Funwari Baum: White Chocolate

Manufacturer: Bourbon
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This soft baumkuchen stick cake is coated with a delicious layer of smooth white chocolate. The creamy topping and airy cake make a sumptuous combination that is sweet and flavorful.

Hokkaido Evaporated Milk Manju

Hokkaido Evaporated Milk Manju

Manufacturer: Tenkei Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Made with evaporated milk from Hokkaido, this sweet bun has a naturally creamy flavor. The manju bun’s dough is soft, and the sweet white bean paste (shiro-an) is smooth, making this treat utterly decadent.

White Peach Kibi Dango Mochi

White Peach Kibi Dango Mochi

Manufacturer: Seiki
Common Allergens: Milk
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This cute pink treat is called kibi dango, which means it is made with millet or kibi. Peach is a popular flavor for kibi dango because of its association with Momotaro, “Peach Boy”, a Japanese folk-hero.

Totteppo Sable Cookie: Chocolate & Berry

Totteppo Sable Cookie: Chocolate & Berry

Manufacturer: Tokachi Toteppo Kobo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This cute chocolate cookie takes its shape from a local Tokachi steam engine that once carried beets for sugar. The cookie used beet sugar for sweetening, cocoa powder for deep chocolate flavor, Hokkaido butter for richness, and berry liqueur for flavorful aroma.

Calbits: Frugra Fruit Granola

Calbits: Frugra Fruit Granola

Manufacturer: Calbee
Common Allergens: Milk, Tree nuts, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

These granola bites are delicious and nutritious! They blend cereal, strawberry, raisin, and pumpkin seed for a harmony of texture and flavor. This granola also boasts added dietary fiber, iron, and eight kinds of vitamins.

Potato Chips: Hokkaido Rich Butter

Potato Chips: Hokkaido Rich Butter

Manufacturer: Yamayoshi Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Potato chips are good, but a baked potato chip? These chips will wow you with their rich baked potato flavor, that comes from the addition of real Hokkaido butter, known for its high quality.

Hokkaido White Raspberry

Hokkaido White Raspberry

Manufacturer: Bon Bon Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet

Vegetarian: Yes

Made in Hokkaido, this airy and crisp rye, rice, and corn puff biscuit highlights three Hokkaido specialties. This cookie is finished with a smooth white chocolate coating (another Hokkaido specialty) and a sprinkling of tart, crushed freeze-dried raspberries.

Milk Shop's Royal Milk Tea

Milk Shop's Royal Milk Tea

Manufacturer: Wakodo
Common Allergens: Milk
Also Contains: N/A
Vegetarian: Yes

This instant tea powder is a favorite in Japan, popular for its sweet, mellow flavor made with black tea and lots of milk. The powder dissolves easily in both hot and cold water so you can enjoy it regardless of the season.

Brewing Instructions: Pour the pack of powder into a cup or glass and add 120 ml/4 oz of hot or cold water depending on your preference and mix well.

December Japanese snacks from Bokksu

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