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September 2020

Otsukimi
Moon Festival

竹取物語

japanese snack subscription box with snacks laid out

SEPTEMBER 2020

Otsukimi
Moon Festival

竹取物語  

The Moon Festival has been celebrated since the Heian period, with people gathering to honor the beauty of the Harvest moon.

moon illustration

Experience Otsukimi

In honor of the night of the full moon, we’ve curated this box to feature snacks round like the full moon, dark as night, and more that nod to the traditions and lore of Otsukimi.

— See what's inside —

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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Rabbit Festival: Golden Sweet Potato Cake
Rabbit Festival: Golden Sweet Potato Cake
(Classic Exclusive!)
Nama Chocolate Sable Cookie
Nama Chocolate Sable Cookie
(Classic Exclusive!)
Pizza Potato Chips
Pizza Potato Chips
(Classic Exclusive!)
Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnuts
Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnuts
M Baker's Cookie: Custard Flavor
M Baker's Cookie: Custard Flavor
Lotus Root & Kokuto Black Sugar Baumkuchen
Lotus Root & Kokuto Black Sugar Baumkuchen
Zarame Mochi Rice Crackers
Zarame Mochi Rice Crackers
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako
Chocolate Azuki Beans: Black Sesame Kinako
Chocolate Azuki Beans: Black Sesame Kinako
Mitarashi Mochi Monaka
Mitarashi Mochi Monaka
Cheese Arare: Salted Truffle Flavor
Cheese Arare: Salted Truffle Flavor
Kameda Curry Senbei Mini Rice Cracker
Kameda Curry Senbei Mini Rice Cracker
Organic Hojicha Tea
Organic Hojicha Tea
Rabbit Festival: Golden Sweet Potato Cake

Rabbit Festival: Golden Sweet Potato Cake

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

This cake is made with the Naruto Kintoki sweet potato, which has a bright purple skin, golden interior, and is known for its rich natural flavor complemented here by hints of cinnamon and rum. Specially for Otsukimi, this cake is wrapped in cute rabbit packaging.

Nama Chocolate Sable Cookie

Nama Chocolate Sable Cookie

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

This soft cookie has a layer of chocolate hidden inside! The fudgy chocolate cream adds deeper chocolate flavor to the buttery exterior, which also has a dash of cocoa powder.

Pizza Potato Chips

Pizza Potato Chips

Manufacturer: Calbee
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These crunchy potato chips have ridges to hold on to all the yummy flavor they carry. Coated in a blend of two cheeses, and flavored with garlic, salami, and herbs, these chips bring the flavors of Japanese-style pizza to you.

Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnuts

Hokkaido Red Bean Doughnuts

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

These delicious doughnuts are filled with anko red bean paste made with azuki beans from Hokkaido. Comforting and rich, they’re a perfect snack for colder weather.

M Baker's Cookie: Custard Flavor

M Baker's Cookie: Custard Flavor

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

This soft cookie really does taste like custard pudding! It has a lovely vanilla flavor and somehow captures the eggy, creamy flavor of custard too.

Lotus Root & Kokuto Black Sugar Baumkuchen

Lotus Root & Kokuto Black Sugar Baumkuchen

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

Renkon (lotus root) from Ibaraki prefecture and kokuto (black sugar) from Okinawa unite in this delicious layered cake. Sweet, soft, and round like the moon, this cake has us seeing stars.

Zarame Mochi Rice Crackers

Zarame Mochi Rice Crackers

Manufacturer: Hanamaru Creation
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

These rice crackers are made with mochigome, also known as mochi rice, which gives them their delicate and airy texture when baked. They’re then coated with a flavorful glaze of soy sauce and brown sugar.

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Black Syrup Kinako

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

These mochi are made with 100% Japanese mochigome rice that is pounded and transformed using a unique patented process into lighter-than-air confections. Afterwards, they are covered in brown sugar syrup, cocoa powder, and kinako powder for a sweet and nutty flavor!

Chocolate Azuki Beans: Black Sesame Kinako

Chocolate Azuki Beans: Black Sesame Kinako

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

This creamy, dreamy confection is a modern version of amanatto, made by simmering azuki beans in sugar syrup, coating it in white chocolate, and rolling it in a yummy, nutty kinako and black sesame powder.

Mitarashi Mochi Monaka

Mitarashi Mochi Monaka

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

This snack blends two traditional Japanese snacks: monaka, a mochi wafer case filled with flavored white bean jam, and mitarashi dango, a Kyoto specialty of skewered dango rice cakes grilled with a sweet soy sauce glaze.

Cheese Arare: Salted Truffle Flavor

Cheese Arare: Salted Truffle Flavor

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

This bite-sized rice cracker enjoys the finer things in life: earthy truffle, tangy camembert, and sharp black pepper, all wrapped in a crunchy rice cracker. We typically pair things with tea, but wine might do well here too!

Kameda Curry Senbei Mini Rice Cracker

Kameda Curry Senbei Mini Rice Cracker

Manufacturer: Kameda Seika
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Flavor: Savory

Vegetarian: No

The yellow curry powder makes these rice crackers look just like harvest moons! The senbei are light and crisp, and the delicious curry flavor infuses the cracker with its characteristically complex aroma.

 Organic Hojicha Tea


Organic Hojicha Tea

Manufacturer: Bokksu
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Vegetarian: Yes

Hojicha is made by roasting sencha green tea, which lowers caffeine content and adds a toasty roasted flavor. This Hojicha is a little on the lighter side in terms of flavor, making it perfect for pairing with both sweet and savory foods.

Brewing Instructions: Bring 5oz of water to 100ºC (212ºF) and steep the tea bag for 60 seconds or to taste.

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