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NOVEMBER 2020

Colors of Kyoto
京都紅葉だより

Japanese snack subscription box

NOVEMBER 2020

Colors of Kyoto

京都紅葉だより

Kyoto is one of our favorite places to be in the fall. As one of Japan’s former capital cities, Kyoto is a blend of traditional Japanese culture and modern innovations, and of course that reflects in it’s food.

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Colors of Kyoto

In Kyoto you’ll always find snacks and treats that blend the modern techniques with traditional flavors, or global influences with Japanese techniques. For this month’s curation, we’re highlighting seasonal autumn flavors that capture these two-sides of Kyoto and the beauty of the season

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Below is this month's curation of snacks for both Classic and Tasting Bokksu. "Classic Bokksu Exclusive" products are not included in Tasting Bokksu.

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Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc
Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc
CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE
Osatsu Snack
Osatsu Snack
 
CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE
Noir Soft Cookie Anno Imo Sweet Potato
Noir Soft Cookie Anno Imo Sweet Potato
CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE
Colorful Komachi
Colorful Komachi
Hojicha Tea Waffle
Hojicha Tea Waffle
Matcha Chocolate Daifuku Mochi
Matcha Chocolate
Daifuku Mochi
One Bite Pound cake: Anno Imo Sweet Potato
One Bite Pound cake: Anno Imo Sweet Potato
Potato Chips: Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce
Potato Chips: Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce
Strawberry Azuki Crunch
Strawberry Azuki Crunch
Tile Candy: Black Sesame Crunch
Tile Candy: Black Sesame Crunch
Uji Matcha Au Lait
Uji Matcha Au Lait
Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich
Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich
Buson Haiku Senbei
Buson Haiku Senbei
Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc

Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc

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

Named after a European mountain, the French pastry known as Mont Blanc has become a Japanese favorite, especially in the fall. This Japanese twist features a soft, chewy mochi exterior and a rich filling of chocolate and chestnut puree.

Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc

Noir Soft Cookie: Anno Imo Sweet Potato

CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE

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

Noir “Black Cocoa” soft cookies are a favorite in Japan, coming in a variety of flavors like this seasonal anno imo sweet potato. An exceptionally soft chocolate cookie sandwiches a layer of buttercream with a center of sweet potato jam.

Mochi Mochi Chocolate: Mont Blanc

Osatsu Snack: Sweet Potato

Manufacturer: Calbee
Common Allergens: Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

These light, crisp chips are nearly weightless yet deliver the delicious sweet flavor of roasted sweet potato. Very lightly salted, it’s just enough to keep the balance of flavor from being too sweet or too salty.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

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

This mix of teeny senbei crackers features 3 flavors: aonori (green laver), shrimp, and soy sauce. Each flavor offers something on its own, but together they form a yummy medley of crunchy rice crackers.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Hojicha Tea Waffle Cookie

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

Two thick and crumbly waffle cookies sandwich a smooth and rich hojicha-infused cream between their ridges. Roasted green tea is known for its aromatic flavor that has notes of caramel and roasted nuts and plays well in a variety of dessert applications

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Matcha Chocolate Daifuku Mochi

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

This super soft mochi is a type of daifuku or stuffed mochi. Matcha powder is kneaded into the mochi dough, and wrapped around a silky white chocolate cream filling. Decadent and delicious!

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

One Bite Pound Cake: Anno Imo Sweet Potato

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

This soft and buttery, bite-sized pound cake gives the perfect touch of sweetness from Japanese anno imo, a type of sweet potato. This exceptionally sweet potato can only be found in Japan, and is one of the most popular ingredients for capturing the flavor of fall in Japan.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Potato Chips: Kansai Dashi Soy Sauce

Manufacturer: Calbee
Common Allergens: Milk, Fish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Mollusk shellfish, Alcohol
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These thin and crispy potato chips are flavored with Kansai-style dashi broth and soy sauce—two ingredients that add lots of umami savoriness. Dashi from the Kansai region, which includes Kyoto, is known for its more mellow flavor. Can you taste the subtle notes of kombu and bonito?

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Strawberry Azuki Crunch

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

This bite-sized crunch blends puffed rice and white chocolate for an airy treat with great texture. It’s flavored with strawberry and azuki red beans to create a flavor that’s fruity and brings to mind strawberry daifuku, a popular Japanese mochi.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Uji Matcha Au Lait

Manufacturer: Kyoei Seicha
Common Allergens: Milk, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Vegetarian: Yes

Traditional matcha from Uji, Kyoto is known by tea aficionados as some of the richest green tea in the world. This matcha has a modern twist to make a creamy cup of matcha au lait instantly!

Brewing Instructions: Empty the packet into your cup, and pour 80-100 ML of hot water over the powder. Stir well with a spoon and enjoy. For a cold brew version, use cold water instead of hot and add ice after stirring.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Buson Haiku Senbei

Manufacturer: Buson 
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
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, and sugared (also with peanuts).

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix

Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich

Manufacturer: Maeda Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory

Vegetarian: Yes

The outside of this delicious waffle cookie is crisp and perfectly golden, and 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.

Colorful Komachi Rice Cracker Mix


Tile Candy: Black Sesame Crunch

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

Together with our partners at Daimonji, we’ve created a delicious new candy exclusively for Bokksu. This candy is designed to be chewed unlike other hard candies, making it perfect for quick snacking. Black sesame gives a nutty flavor that’s not overly sweet, and pairs wonderfully with tea.

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