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June Bokksu: Hokkaido Eats

Hokkaido is the second largest and northernmost island of Japan. Because Hokkaido has about one-fourth of Japan’s total arable land, Hokkaido is well-known for its highly ranked agricultural products such as dairy, corn, potatoes, wheat, and soybeans. This month’s Bokksu was curated with these high quality agricultural products in mind to take you on a gourmet journey through Hokkaido. This month's bokksu includes:

  • Shiroi Koibito 白い恋人 by Ishiya
  • Jaga Pokkuru じゃがポックル by Calbee
  • Oh! Yaki Toukibi Oh!焼きとうきび by Yoshimi
  • Northern Cheese Tart 北のチーズタルト by Fujiya
  • Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream 天然酵母パン 北海道クリーム by D-Plus
  • Genmaicha 玄米茶 by Yamamotoyama

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June 2016 Tasting Guide

June 2016 Tasting Guide 

Shiroi Koibito 白い恋人
By Ishiya

Shiroi Koibito Packaged Shiroi Koibito

Indisputably the most famous Hokkaido snack, shiroi koibito is the perfect harmony of langue de chat and white chocolate. Each bite of this buttery cookie infuses your mouth with hints of vanilla and finishes with a smooth chocolate taste.

Jaga Pokkuru じゃがポックル
By Calbee

Jaga Pokkuru Packaged Jaga Pokkuru

Jaga Pokkuru is made from 100% Hokkaido-grown potatoes. These high quality potatoes are cut and processed using a unique method to achieve this snack’s signature crispy texture. The roasted salt further brings out the potato’s innate flavors.

Oh! Yaki Toukibi OH!焼きとうきび
By Yoshimi

Oh! Yakitoukibi Packaged Oh! Yakitoukibi

Hailing from Hokkaido’s capital city of Sapporo, this crunchy mochi and corn snack becomes more addictive with every bite. Soy sauce is also sprinkled in to mix in a savory deliciousness to the natural sweetness.

Northern Cheese Tart 北のチーズタルト
By Fujiya

Country Ma'am Bake Shop Northern Cheese Tart Packaged Country Ma'am Bake Shop Northern Cheese Tart

Baked with Hokkaido-made cream cheese and Hokkaido-made cream, this delicate cheese tart opens with a rich texture and finishes with a zesty lemon aftertaste.

Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream 天然酵母パン 北海道クリーム
By D-Plus

Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream Packaged Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream

This delicious fluffy bread is layered with a cream made using milk from the Tokachi district of Hokkaido.

Tea Pairing

Genmaicha Packaged Genmaicha

Genmaicha is a nutty, toasty tea that is defined as any Sencha tea blended with roasted brown rice. The mild flavor and fragrant smell of Genmaicha make it ideal for pairing with the stronger flavors of this month’s Hokkaido snacks.

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