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Japan's Most Refreshing Snacks

Most citrus fruits ripen in the winter, but there’s something about that cool glass of lemonade in the summer, or a fresh slice of orange that makes “citrus” a quintessentially summer flavor. This month we’ve included Japanese snacks flavored with 6 different citruses including fruits like hyuganatsu and sudachi to give you a taste of flavors native to Japan. We hope this month’s “Tangy Citrus” box helps keep you cool and refreshed as summer starts to heat up!

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Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie
Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie
Yuzu Konjac Jelly
Yuzu Konjac Jelly
Yuzu Anpan
Yuzu Anpan
Setouchi Lemon Pie
Setouchi Lemon Pie
Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi
Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi
Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar
Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar
Mikange Mikan Meringue
Mikange Mikan Meringue
Dry Salted Mikan Slice
Dry Salted Mikan Slice
Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor
Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor
Potato Chips: Yuzu Salt
Potato Chips: Yuzu Salt
Low Carb Style: Orange Tea Pound Cake
Low Carb Style: Orange Tea Pound Cake
Hyuganatsu Monaka
Hyuganatsu Monaka
Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea
Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea
Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie
Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie
Yuzu Konjac Jelly
Yuzu Konjac Jelly
Yuzu Anpan
Yuzu Anpan
Setouchi Lemon Pie
Setouchi Lemon Pie
Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi
Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi
Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar
Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar
Mikange Mikan Meringue
Mikange Mikan Meringue
Dry Salted Mikan Slice
Dry Salted Mikan Slice
Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor
Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor
Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea
Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea
Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie

Setouchi Lemon Sable Cookie

Manufacturer: Ginnoshio
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Hiroshima Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Sable are a french-style butter cookie that are typically similar to shortbread in texture, but this Japanese version is softened by the addition of Setouchi lemon chocolate. It’s sweet, with a pleasant zing from the native Japanese citrus. Setouchi lemons are known for being sweeter than your usual sour lemon, making it a favorite for Japanese baking!

Yuzu Konjac Jelly

Yuzu Konjac Jelly

Manufacturer: Zen-Noh Ibaraki
Common Allergens: Fish
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Ibaraki Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Konjac is a special plant valued for its starchy qualities in Asia, making it a great vegetarian base for jellies like this one! Simply tear open a corner of the pouch and squeeze it into your mouth to enjoy its delicate yuzu citrus flavor. We recommend chilling it first for an even more refreshing treat.

Yuzu Anpan

Yuzu Anpan

Manufacturer: Bokksu x Honma
Common Allergens: Eggs, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Hokkaido
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Anpan are a traditional sweet Japanese bun, typically filled with red bean paste or flavored white bean paste. This one features a refreshing yuzu filling made exclusively for Bokksu by our friends at Honma. Anpan can be quite rich, so we recommend slicing it into small bites and enjoying with tea.

Setouchi Lemon Pie

Setouchi Lemon Pie

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

Flaky pie dough is baked into an adorable heart shape, and rolled in lemony sugar. It’s delicate, crispy, and has a lovely sweet lemon flavor that lingers on the tongue. Setouchi lemons are known for naturally being sweeter than others, making it a common choice in Japan for baking.

Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi

Pom Ponjuice Mikan Orange Mochi

Manufacturer: Nihonbashi Kabou
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Inside this soft squishy mochi lies a sweet orange jam surrounded by a layer of marshmallow. This mochi is made in collaboration with Pom Ponjuice, the famous Japanese mikan juice! Ponjuice’s mission is to become the #1 mikan juice in Japan and uses mikan grown in Ehime Prefecture for its delicious taste.

Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar

Arare Rice Crackers: Lemon + Vinegar

Manufacturer: Morihaku Seika
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Gifu Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Arare get their name from their shape, which looks like pieces of hail. This spherical rice cracker is made with pounded glutinous mochi rice, which gives it a lighter texture that is crunchy yet not dense. It is tart on the tongue, and the lemon vinegar flavor lingers as the rice puff melts away delivering its punchy citrus flavor.

Mikange Mikan Meringue

Mikange Mikan Meringue

Manufacturer: Tobishima Kankitsu Kobo
Common Allergens: Eggs
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Hiroshima Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Mikan flavored meringues are like little kisses from citrus heaven. Light and airy, they’re perfectly baked to gently melt away on the tongue, leaving behind the fresh, sweet aroma of mikan. Mikan is a popular citrus fruit in Japan because it’s easy to peel, seedless, and has a delicious natural sweetness.

Dry Salted Mikan Slice

Dry Salted Mikan Slice

Manufacturer: K.S Company
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Aichi Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

You might be skeptical of this snack at first, but don’t set it aside just yet. Mikan is a sweet and (usually) juicy citrus fruit native to Japan. For this snack mikan segments are dried, leaving just the naturally sweet and tangy pulp, and the outside is salted to help preserve it and add addicting complexity of flavor.

Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor

Seaweed Tempura: Setouchi Sudachi Citrus Flavor

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

These addictive seaweed sheets are battered, fried, and flavored with native Japanese sudachi to create a crisp and tangy snack. The sudachi fruit is a small green citrus from Japan that is frequently used as a flavoring in place of lemon or lime. It’s most famously used in ponzu sauce, so you may have tried this fruit without even knowing it!

Potato Chips: Yuzu Salt

Potato Chips: Yuzu Salt

Manufacturer: Yamayoshi
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These Japanese potato chips are exceptionally thin and crisp. Instead of using simple salt for flavor, these chips are dusted in a mixture of salt and yuzu powder. The salt helps bring out the savory notes of the potato, while the yuzu offers a hint of tartness that teases the palate.

Low Carb Style: Orange Tea Pound Cake

Low Carb Style: Orange Tea Pound Cake

Manufacturer: Nakajima Taishodo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This cake may be low-carb, but it still has a wonderfully soft texture. It’s flavored with a mix of orange zest and black tea. While the tea adds earthiness, orange uplifts and adds gentle freshness.

Hyuganatsu Monaka

Hyuganatsu Monaka

Manufacturer: Eguchi Seika
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Fukuoka Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Monaka is a type of wagashi or traditional Japanese sweet made with thin wafers made from mochi sandwiching a jammy filling. Though traditional fillings include red bean paste, chestnut, or sesame, this summer version features a white bean jam flavored with hyuganatsu, a juicy citrus fruit native to Japan.

Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea

Ginger & Yuzu Herbal Tea

Manufacturer: Nittoh-tea
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Vegetarian: Yes

Warming ginger and refreshing yuzu make a wonderful summer beverage. We recommend enjoying this one cold on a hot summer day, but it would also be great hot if it’s chilly where you are.

Brewing Instructions: Can be made either with hot or cold water. Pour the packet of powder into a cup and add 120ml/4 fl oz of water over the powder and stir to combine.