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Kyoto is a city known for its beauty and tradition, and as amazing as the views are, the snacks are even better! Get to know Kyoto through their seasonal delights!

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This Bokksu is an ode to autumn in Kyoto and is filled with snacks featuring flavors exclusive to the area like high-quality Kyoto Uji Matcha.

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Fried Kakinotane: Kyoto Fresh Yatsuhashi Flavor
Fried Kakinotane: Shiso Pickled Cucumber Flavor
Cinnamon Fresh Yatsuhashi Daifuku
Chocolate Azuki Beans: Uji Matcha
Handmade Persimmon Candy
Yatsuhashi
Mizuo Yuzu Kanten Jelly
Uji Matcha Au Lait
Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake
Buson Haiku Senbei
Miyako Momiji
Kinako Azuki Crunch
OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts: Lemon + Salt
Koganeimo Golden Sweet Potato Cake
Gobo no Manma Burdock Root Chips: Shichimi Flavor
Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich
Fried Kakinotane: Kyoto Fresh Yatsuhashi Flavor
Fried Kakinotane: Shiso Pickled Cucumber Flavor
Cinnamon Fresh Yatsuhashi Daifuku
Chocolate Azuki Beans: Uji Matcha
Handmade Persimmon Candy
Yatsuhashi
Mizuo Yuzu Kanten Jelly
Uji Matcha Au Lait
Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake
Buson Haiku Senbei
Miyako Momiji

Fried Kakinotane: Kyoto Fresh Yatsuhashi Flavor

Manufacturer: Idea Package
Common Allergens: Peanuts, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This fried kakinotane is inspired by the flavors of yatsuhashi. This snack's fluffy yet crunchy texture is a lovely base for the cinnamon flavor of the yatsuhashi.This is just one of the many ways in which the unique yatsuhashi taste can be enjoyed beyond the traditional crisp cookie that it began as centuries ago in classical Kyoto.

Fried Kakinotane: Shiso Pickled Cucumber Flavor

Manufacturer: Idea Package
Common Allergens: Milk
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Not meant for the extraordinary faint of heart, thiskakinotane is one of our more tart items this month and truly captures the taste of Japanese pickles. The sour notes make this snack just that much more addictive with each one you eat. Watch the bag dwindle down as you can’t help yourself from inhaling this combination of rich savory flavors and light, fried deliciousness.

Cinnamon Fresh Yatsuhashi Daifuku

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

We love mochi–and who doesn’t? The soft and squishy texture and all the wonderful different flavors you can try them in makes this uniquely Japanese treat hard to resist.Daifuku is a traditional Japanese mochi stuffed with a sweet filling that is usuallyanko (red bean paste). While this daifuku has the anko center, the outside flavor is inspired by the treatyatsuhashi and covered inkinako powder, giving the distinctly nutty and cinnamony flavor that is reminiscent of all things autumn.

Chocolate Azuki Beans: Uji Matcha

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

Magic beans don’t just exist in fairytales. The finest red beans are first sourced from the fertile Tokachi area of Hokkaido and made intoamanatto using a traditional process. They are then dipped in white chocolate and coated with Kyoto's famous Uji Matcha powder, which transforms the beans into this dreamy, creamy confection.

Uji Matcha Au Lait

Manufacturer: Kyoei Seicha
Common Allergens: Milk, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Traditional matcha from Uji, Kyoto is known by tea aficionados as some of the richest green tea in the world. These days, you can enjoy Uji matcha in more forms than just the traditional cup of tea. This tea is just a little bit fancier than usual and poses a modern twist. Keep warm this winter with this Uji Matcha Au Lait by your side!

Handmade Persimmon Candy

Manufacturer: Bokksu x Daimonji
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Vegetarian: Yes

First introduced in our October ‘18 Bokksu, Handmade Persimmon Candy was the very first snack made exclusively for Bokksu by respected candymaker Daimonji. Established in Kyoto in the 1920s, this family-owned business has been selling expertly crafted candy for nearly a century. Their persimmon candy perfectly captures the natural, subtle sweetness and complexity of our favorite fall fruit!

 

Persimmon is a popular autumn fruit in Japan due to its limited seasonality. It has a sweet, rich flavor that’s almost honey-like and is unlike any other fruit. It ripens to a beautiful orange, which is intentionally reflected in this candy’s vibrant color.

Mizuo Yuzu Kanten Jelly

Manufacturer: Taniguchi
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

A little zesty from the yuzu peels, this little snack is a quintessentially Japanese jelly. Surrounded in a thin edible rice paper to keep your fingers from getting too sticky, you’ll be stuck on just how full of flavor you’ll be after trying this. The yuzu found in this jelly are special to Mizuo, a small village where legend has it, yuzu was first produced over 1000 years ago! Yuzu from Mizuo would be offered to the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. Don’t be jelly, now you can feel like royalty too!

Yatsuhashi

Manufacturer: Maeda Seika
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kagoshima Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

As crisp as the season, theseyatsuhashi have a refreshing bite from the cinnamon and snap when you bite into them. It’s not our only yatsuhashi-flavored snack this month, but it’s such a symbol of Kyoto that we really couldn’t resist. While there are two types of popular yatsuhashi, this snack is inspired by the traditional take on the yatsuhashi, where it is crunchy like a cookie. Another iteration of this snack is “fresh” yatsuhashi (nama yatsuhashi) where it is much more mochi-like in texture and will frequently feature the use ofanko as a filling. One common trait in all versions of yatsuhashi is the iconic cinnamon flavor.

Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake

Manufacturer: Nakajima Taishodo
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

Known for the magnificent tea ceremonies held by professional geishas and servers, travelers from all over can find some of the highest grades of matcha sourced from Uji, Kyoto. So it is no surprise that there was genius out there who decided that the best use of some of that matcha was to put it into a soft cake, softening the matcha flavor with chocolate chips, making this cake one of the most enjoyable ways to get your cuppa matcha in for the day!

Buson Haiku Senbei

Manufacturer: Busonan
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This fun mix of assorted senbei are inspired by poetry, specifically a haiku written by Yosa Buson, master-poet. The assortment includes burdock root, ginger, red pepper, kombu, sakura (with peanuts), shrimp, shoyu, sweet potato, matcha, sesame, sugared (also with peanuts), and I think that’s all of them but if I missed one, apologies. There’s just so many! Every bite is a different, delicious surprise.

Miyako Momiji

Manufacturer: Hatsuho Seika 
Common Allergens: Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Gifu Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

The autumn colors ofmomiji (Japanese maple) inspired this mix of senbei rice crackers.Shaped like little leaves, the color indicates the flavor. The brown ones are soy sauce, white ones are plain, red ones are shrimp, and the green ones are wasabi! Enjoy the flavors individually, or in harmony with one another.

Kinako Azuki Crunch

Manufacturer: BEE-H
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

A little nutty and a little corny, this crazy little thing packs a wallop of flavor unexpected upon first notice.Kinako (roasted soybean) is commonly used in Japan for the nutty and toasty notes it adds, and the specially freeze-dried azuki beans peppered throughout this snack give just a little extra sweetness to elevate the combination of kinako and crushed cornflakes. Try this golden nugget for an interesting snack you’re sure to love!

OFU Smoked Crackers and Peanuts: Lemon + Salt

Manufacturer: Itofu
Common Allergens: Peanuts, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kyoto
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This is the perfect bar snack to bring some zing to your day. This snack bag of smoked crackers and peanuts is salty and tangy with a zesty lemon flavor. You’ll want something to wash them down with, but you won’t be able to stop eating them. These crackers are made of ofu, also known as wheat gluten, which is an alternative to tofu and is common in Buddhist cuisine.

Koganeimo Golden Sweet Potato Cake

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

As you open the package, let the buttery sweet aroma of sweet potato greet you. It’s made with the Naruto Kintoki sweet potato, which has a bright purple skin and golden interior and is known for its rich natural flavor. The natural sweetness of this sweet potato cake is deliciously complemented by hints of cinnamon and rum. Bite into this moist cake and sink into the taste of sweet potato tofall into the mood of the season.

Gobo no Manma Burdock Root Chips: Shichimi Flavor

Manufacturer: UHA Mikakuto
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

Gobo (burdock root) is a particularly fun snack because of the lightness of flavor and the exciting crunch you get with every bite! While light in flavor, gobo is great at bringing out depth when it’s combined with other flavors, like shichimi. Shichimi is a popular Japanese seasoning that means “seven-flavored chili pepper” and is a wonderfully aromatic combination of spices. Not too spicy, after the initial bite, the flavor turns unexpectedly sweet to give a multifaceted, complex snack.

Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich

Manufacturer: Maeda Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Miyagi Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

The best kind of cookie is the one baked into the shape of a waffle—and who doesn’t need more waffles in their lives? More than just the perfect waffle, the outside cookie is crisp and perfectly golden, while between the two layers is a smooth white chocolate matcha cream. The white chocolate ensures the matcha isn’t too bitter but keeps the richness naturally found in matcha, making this treat almost sinfully delicious.

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