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October Bokksu: Autumn Appetite 食欲の秋

Celebrating seasonality is a core aspect of Japanese culture. And no season in Japan is more highly anticipated than autumn! This excitement for autumn is perfectly encapsulated by the adage, “shokuyoku no aki” (食欲の秋), which means “autumn is the season for eating”. This adage stems from the old belief that one’s appetite increases in autumn because of the abundance of many foods at the peak of their freshness. This month, to help you celebrate this hearty season in Japan, we’ve curated snacks and foods that Japanese people traditionally eat during autumn. This month's bokksu includes:

  • Golden Sweet Potato Cake こがね芋 by Nakajima Taishodo 中島大祥堂
  • Honey Glazed Apple Pie 蜜づけりんごパイ by Nakajima Taishodo 中島大祥堂
  • 20th Century Pear Langue De Chat 二十世紀梨ラングドシャ by Okashi No Kotobuki Jou おかしの壽城
  • Hazelnut Cafe Rusk ヘーゼルナッツカフェラスク by Tokyo Rusk 東京ラスク
  • Persimmon Monaka 柿もなか by Ishii Bussan 石井物産
  • Apple Green Tea アップルグリーンティー by Yamamotoyama 山本山

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Golden Sweet Potato Cake こがね芋
by Nakajima Taishodo 中島大祥堂

Kogane Imo Packaged Kogane Imo

The natural slight sweetness of this sweet potato cake is deliciously complemented by hints of cinnamon and rum.

Common Allergens: Egg, Wheat, Milk

Honey Glazed Apple Pie 蜜づけりんごパイ
By Nakajima Taishodo 中島大祥堂

Apple Pie Packaged Apple Pie

Juicy apples are first glazed with honey and then baked together with a buttery pie crust to create this sumptuous, flaky delight.

Common Allergens: Egg, Wheat, Milk, Soy

20th Century Pear Langue De Chat 二十世紀梨ラングドシャ
By Okashi No Kotobuki Jou おかしの壽城

Pear Langue De Chat Packaged Pear Langue De Chat

Made using 20th Century Pear from Tottori Prefecture, this crumbly butter cookie infuses your mouth with a perfect blend of white chocolate and fragrant pear with each bite.

Common Allergens: Egg, Wheat, Milk, Soy

Hazelnut Cafe Rusk ヘーゼルナッツカフェラスク
By Tokyo Rusk 東京ラスク

Hazelnut Cafe Rusk Packaged Hazelnut Cafe Rusk

A rusk is a twice baked baguette slice commonly topped with sweets. This specific rusk has a light buttery taste that is followed by a pleasant mix of hazelnut sweetness and coffee bitterness.

Common Allergens: Wheat, Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts

Persimmon Monaka 柿もなか
By Ishii Bussan 石井物産

Persimmon Monaka Packaged Persimmon Monaka

Persimmon is a sweet and slightly tangy fruit that originated in China and has been grown in Japan for 1300 years. This crispy monaka is particularly delightful thanks to the added yuzu citrus.

Common Allergens: None

Apple Green Tea アップルグリーンティー
By Yamamotoyama 山本山

Apple Green Tea Packaged Apple Green Tea

This apple green tea is a unique blend of premium Sencha green tea with crisp, sweet apples and aromatic rose petals. Enjoy the fragrant smells of apple and rose before taking warming sips of this slightly bittersweet tea.

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