This okaki (a type of rice cracker) from popular maker Bourbon is a long-time favorite in Japan that hasn't stopped selling since the original flavor came out in 1984! This special plum flavor is seasonally exclusive for the spring hanami (flower-viewing) season. The cracker itself features umeboshi (pickled plum), a popular tsukemono (pickled food) in Japan known for being very tart and salty. It's not uncommon to find umeboshi gently placed on top of a bed of rice or in the center of onigiri (rice balls) in a hanami picnic bento. This rice cracker has the bonus flavor from the cheesy center, which makes this snack the type of treat best enjoyed with a warm cup of green tea!
Featured in April '19 Bokksu: Hanami Festival.