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October Haunted Harvest Bokksu
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No month is more quintessentially “fall” than October. From vibrant fall foliage to the comforting fall flavors like pumpkin, sweet potato, and more, discover October in Japan!

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This Haunted Harvest Bokksu is inspired by seasonally limited flavors and also includes fun treats to celebrate Halloween in Japan, a tradition that's embraced more every year.


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Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin Red Bean
Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin
Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kinako Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kinako Kurumi
Walnut Mochi
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo Sweet Potato
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo
Sweet Potato
Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookies Assort
Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookies Assort
Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki
Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki
Organic Hojicha Tea
Organic Hojicha Tea
Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor
Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor
Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack
Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack
Butter Corn Rice Crackers
Butter Corn
Rice Crackers
Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor
Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor
Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween
Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween
Koucha Black Tea Donut
Koucha Black Tea Donut
Kinoko no Manma Eringi Mushroom Chips: Butter + Soy Sauce Flavor
Kinoko no Manma Eringi Mushroom Chips: Butter + Soy Sauce Flavor
Danran Okaki Rice Crackers: Uni
Danran Okaki Rice Crackers: Uni
Men Zakuzaku Ramen Sticks: Gyutan + Salt Flavor
Men Zakuzaku Ramen Sticks: Gyutan + Salt Flavor
Otona no Otsumami Crunch: Ebi + Black Pepper
Otona no Otsumami Crunch: Ebi + Black Pepper
Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin Red Bean
Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin
Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kinako Kurumi Walnut Mochi
Kinako Kurumi
Walnut Mochi
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo Sweet Potato
Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo
Sweet Potato
Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookies Assort
Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookies Assort
Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki
Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki
Organic Hojicha Tea
Organic Hojicha Tea
Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor
Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor
Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack
Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack
Butter Corn Rice Crackers
Butter Corn
Rice Crackers
Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor
Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor
Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween
Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween
Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin Red Bean

Tsukisamu Anpan: Kabocha Pumpkin

Manufacturer: Honma
Common Allergens: Eggs, Wheat
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Hokkaido
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Pumpkin is one of those flavors that perfectly embodies autumn. Japanese pumpkin, also known as kabocha, is the star of this delicious anpan. For those new to anpan, it’s a sweet roll with a filling (most commonly red bean) that in this case is a white bean paste mixed with kabocha filling. Since anpan can be quite dense, it’s best enjoyed sliced into smaller pieces and eaten with a cup of tea. To elevate this anpan to the next taste level, we recommend removing the wrapping and baking this anpan in the oven for a few minutes before biting into its freshly crispy baked bun.

Kurumi Walnut Mochi

Kurumi Walnut Mochi

Manufacturer: Marusan Tamakiya
Common Allergens: Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Nagano Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

A great start for any person new to the adorably squishy joys of mochi. With a light flavor and interesting texture from the addition of chopped walnuts kneaded throughout the dough, this little rectangular mochi will make a mochi-lover out of you! We love the faint notes of soy sauce that tangoes with the sugary coating. You’ll go nuts for this mochi with how warm and fuzzy it’ll get you feeling, right in time for the autumn!

Kinako Kurumi Walnut Mochi

Kinako Kurumi Walnut Mochi

Manufacturer: Kubota Seika
Common Allergens: Tree nuts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Nagano Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

Lovingly dusted with kinako (roasted soybean) powder, this mochi is made with and contains little bits of kurumi (walnuts) in them! Soft and stretchy, this mochi is just the right start to the beginning of the autumn months with its deep, nutty flavor from the combined power of the kinako and walnut. For more intensity, a good dose of soy sauce is also added to the dough for a little unexpected saltiness. A bit heavier in flavor than the Kurumi Walnut Mochi; which one do you like better?

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo Sweet Potato

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs: Annou Imo Sweet Potato

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

Nothing says autumn like the rich, sweet flavor of a freshly roasted sweet potato! This special fall flavor of our favorite mochi puffs is a stunning recreation of this fall staple. The first taste is sweet like brown sugar but quickly melds into a buttery delight as it melts away. The complex sweetness of sweet potato is hard to describe, but do we need to when this puff so perfectly captures its flavor? Rich in flavor yet light in texture, these mysterious mochi puffs have wowed us again!

Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookies Assort

Sanrio Characters: Halloween Cookie Assort

Manufacturer: Shoei Delicy
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Okayama Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

We’ve included two flavors of Halloween Cookie for you to enjoy: Chocolate and Pudding! Each package features an adorable Sanrio character in a Halloween getup. The pudding version offers up a simple vanilla flavored cookie with a creamy pudding center while the chocolate version has a chocolate cookie and a rich chocolate ganache filling. Some of these playful packages even have mini-games for an extra dose of fun.

Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki

Kakimochi Mochi Rice Crackers: Kobukaki

Manufacturer: Hinodeya Seika
Common Allergens: Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Mie Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

This savory rice cracker features kombu (seaweed) from Hidaka in Hokkaido, which is famous for its high quality kelp. You can see flecks of this umami-rich ingredient baked into each cracker along with soy sauce and salt for an addictingly savory taste. It’s actually kombu that led to the discovery of umami, the fifth flavor. Kombu’s popularity in cooking and snacks is due to its ability to enhance the other flavors in a dish without taking the spotlight. Here, though kombu is a fun guest star, the flavor of rice shines through. This beloved grain is the bedrock of the Japanese diet and has two harvest periods throughout the year: one in spring, and one in fall.

Organic Hojicha Tea

Organic Hojicha Tea

Manufacturer: Bokksu
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kagoshima Prefecture
Vegetarian: Yes
Caffeine Content: Low

A nice warm brew is just what chilly weather calls for. Hojicha is made by roasting sencha green tea, which lowers caffeine content and adds a toasty roasted flavor. This Organic Hojicha is a little on the lighter side in terms of flavor, making it perfect for pairing with both sweet and savory foods. WIthout overpowering the flavors of the snacks it accompanies, it gently cleanses the palette with each sip.

Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor

Satsuma Precious Chips: Salt + Brown Sugar Flavor

Manufacturer: Hombo Shoten
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Kagoshima Prefecture
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

These are some fancy chips! Made with “Silk Sweet” sweet potatoes from Kagoshima, these chips are thick cut with a delicious natural sweetness that lives up to its name. These sophisticated chips don’t stop there though! Their special seasoning contains “Star Sand Salt” from Yoron Island in Kagoshima and unrefined brown sugar for an added hint of salty-sweet flavor. Made from precious ingredients from Satsuma (the old name for Kagoshima Prefecture), this snack truly deserves the name Satsuma Precious!

Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack

Puchi Pure Gummy: Halloween Assort Pack

Manufacturer: Kanro
Common Allergens: None
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: No

These fruity gummies are making their debut this month in special Halloween colors! Featuring orange and grape flavors for the festive orange and purple packaging, we’re happy to get these in our Halloween baskets. These gummies are shaped like little hearts with a sour exterior to balance a sweet interior. Each flavorful bite delivers the concentrated flavor of real fruit juice. Fruity and refreshing, it makes a lovely complement to the warmer comfort food flavors featured this month.

Butter Corn Rice Crackers

Butter Corn Rice Cracker

Manufacturer: Marukin Foods
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This little rice cracker features the delicious flavor of Butter Corn! The dough itself has corn mixed in and an extra buttery outside that makes it oh so yummy. A little savory and a little sweet, this treat is popping with flavor and will make you as happy as the corn mascot on the packaging. Keeping it simple and delicious, Butter Corn will leave you wanting more!

Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor

Onigiri Senbei: Halloween Soy Sauce Flavor

Manufacturer: Masuya 
Common Allergens: Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Mie Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

Onigiri Senbei is celebrating Halloween with this special 2-pack of yummy shoyu (soy sauce) senbei. Two large rice-ball shaped senbei are wrapped in fun, festive Halloween-themed packaging with their mascot dressed up in costumes. Featuring the classically simple flavors of soy sauce and nori (seaweed), this senbei reminds us that sometimes a simple thing well executed can be truly satisfying.

Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween

Baby Star Ramen Sticks: Halloween

Manufacturer: Oyatsu Company
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Chiba Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

Is there anything more comforting in the colder months than a nice warm bowl of classically Japanese ramen? While we can’t guarantee (or advise) that this snack is warm, you can get the flavor of ramen with the crunchy texture of these dried noodles. Even more befitting the season is the fun and funky Halloween designs on the packaging. Between the festive design and the unbeatable ramen-flavored taste of this snack, just try to not get in the Halloween spirit!

Koucha Black Tea Donut

Kocha Black Tea Donut

Manufacturer: Tokyo Karinto
Common Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Tokyo
Snack is: Sweet
Vegetarian: Yes

This delicious doughnut is the fall dessert of our dreams. Black tea leaves are infused into the batter to create a dense, creamy donut that melts in your mouth to reveal the aromatic flavor of Royal Milk Tea. As black tea has a more floral flavor, we recommend pairing this doughnut with an earthy tea like this month’s roasted hojicha.

Kinoko no Manma Eringi Mushroom Chips: Butter + Soy Sauce Flavor

Kinoko no Manma Eringi Mushroom Chips: Butter + Soy Sauce Flavor

Manufacturer: UHA Mikakuto
Common Allergens: Milk, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Osaka
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: Yes

These unique chips are made with slices of umami-rich eringi (King Oyster Mushroom). Seasoned with butter and soy sauce, this chip’s delicate mushroom flavor greets you at the end of each bite. Though the slices of mushroom seem thick, they’re surprisingly light and have a satisfying crunch. The eringi mushroom is popular in Japan for its meaty stem and is a great substitute for meat in vegetarian dishes. It’s delicious when sauteed or grilled, but we think this tasty chip is our favorite way to enjoy eringi!

Danran Okaki Rice Crackers: Uni

Danran Okaki Rice Cracker: Uni

Manufacturer: Maruhiko Seika
Common Allergens: Crustacean shellfish, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: Alcohol
Product of: Tochigi Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

This fried rice cracker really hits the spot with its rich, buttery flavor. Thick yet light, this cracker proudly boasts 100% domestically grown Japanese rice. After being fried to perfection, each cracker is generously drizzled with uni(sea urchin)-flavored sauce to impart the cracker with uni’s signature buttery flavor. In Japan, uni is harvested between September and April, making this the perfect time to discover this seasonal delight. Though uni is sometimes a controversial flavor, we love this buttery, briny jewel of the sea, and this rice cracker is a great way to try it if you’ve never had it before.

Men Zakuzaku Ramen Sticks: Gyutan + Salt Flavor

Men Zakuzaku Ramen Sticks: Gyutan + Salt Flavor

Manufacturer: Maruni Foods
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Miyagi Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

These tasty fried noodles really make a bang from the first bite! This maker’s history goes back to 1889, and ever since then, they aim to share the flavors of Miyagi Prefecture with the world. These unique noodles feature wheat from Miyagi and are actually fried in rice oil, which isn’t something you hear every day. A local delicacy popular in the fall and winter from Miyagi’s capital city Sendai inspired this snack: noodles with beef tongue. Don’t shy away from this unique flavor, which also includes a good dose of black pepper for kick!

Otona no Otsumami Crunch: Ebi + Black Pepper

Otona no Otsumami Crunch: Ebi + Black Pepper

Manufacturer: Iwatsuka Seika
Common Allergens: Milk, Crustacean shellfish, Peauts, Wheat, Soy
Also Contains: N/A
Product of: Niigata Prefecture
Snack is: Savory
Vegetarian: No

The cousin to our Bokksu favorite, Ebi Crunch, this Ebi Crunch Black Pepper balances flavor with a mix of rice crackers and peanuts but packs on the heat with the concentrated punch of pepper. This snack is the perfect accompaniment to your next happy hour beverage with their puffy frame and a generous helping of seasoning. Elevating a classic shrimp chip, this variety uses sakura ebi, one of Japan’s most rare shrimps primarily found in Suruga Bay in Shizuoka. Sakura ebi have two harvest seasons in the spring and fall, which make it a sought after seasonal treat!

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Learn more about your snacks, like common allergens, the prefectures they came from, and the makers who make them with our 24-Page Culture Guide, included in every box!

October Haunted Harvest Bokksu

LIMITED EDITION BOX!

Don't miss out! This month, subscribe early for your chance to get our limited edition night sky box, available for Classic Bokksu subscribers. Inspired by traditional paintings of Otsukimi, open this box under the night sky and experience this month’s hauntingly delicious selection of snacks.

October Haunted Harvest Bokksu

LIMITED
EDITION BOX!

Don't miss out! This month, subscribe early for your chance to get our limited edition night sky box, available for Classic Bokksu subscribers. Inspired by traditional paintings of Otsukimi, open this box under the night sky and experience this month’s hauntingly delicious selection of snacks.

October Haunted Harvest Bokksu

LIMITED EDITION BOX!

Don't miss out! This month, subscribe early for your chance to get our limited edition night sky box, available for Classic Bokksu subscribers. Inspired by traditional paintings of Otsukimi, open this box under the night sky and experience this month’s hauntingly delicious selection of snacks.