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Prefecture Passion

This month, we're taking you on a delicious flavor journey
through 12 Japanese prefectures
.

Prefecture Passion

This month, we're taking you on a delicious flavor journey
through 12 Japanese prefectures
.


This month's snacks:

This month's snacks:

Muskmelon Bouchée

CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE!
MADE BY: Ichifuji Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Shizuoka
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs,Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

A bouchée is a bite-sized pastry with a sweet filling in between two buns. Maker Ichifuji Seika incorporates real cantaloupe juice in the luscious cream. If you can’t bite into a fresh melon right now, this is the next best thing!

 

 

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs:
Gomadare Mochi

CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE!
MADE BY: Echigo Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Niigata
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A


These mochi puffs disappear like snowflakes on your tongue, bringing with them a delicious taste. This flavor is gomadare mochi, because it tastes like the sweet black sesame sauce you’d pour on mochi and other desserts. Don’t be surprised if you finish the light crispy puffs in one sitting!

Kisarazu Blueberry Gummy

MADE BY: Kaneka Shokuhin
PRODUCT OF:
Tokyo
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: None
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Farmers have been cultivating sweet blueberries in Kisarazu City for over 30 years! Maker Kaneka Shokuhin uses real blueberry juice to make these bouncy gummies. We hope you enjoy biting into their juicy centers!

Yuzu Soufflé

MADE BY: Gateaux de Voyage
PRODUCT OF:
Kanagawa
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes 
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: Alcohol

 

Soufflé in French means “to puff up,” and we think you’ll agree: this light cake is extremely fluffy. The subtle flavors of yuzu entangle with butter for an indulgent snack that goes well with any coffee or tea. 

 

 

Shinshu No Koibito

MADE BY: Takachiho
PRODUCT OF:
Nagano
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

 

This crunchy snack hails from Nagano Prefecture, which used to be called Shinshu. The prefecture is famous for its apples, so maker Takachiho created these apple flavored goodies as souvenirs! The snack’s texture and taste reminds us of biting into a crisp autumnal fruit.

 

Dried Persimmon Mochi

MADE BY: Seiki
PRODUCT OF:
Ehime
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

 

This sweet and squishy mochi are flavored with hoshigaki, or dried persimmon. If you’ve never had a persimmon before, they are a fruit that tastes like honey and cinnamon! People have created hoshigaki for over 1000 years. We hope you taste the rich history in every bite of this orange treat.

 

Black Sesame Soft Candy

MADE BY: Romance Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Hokkaido
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Sweet and just a little nutty, these black sesame treats are seriously chewy! Japan’s top dairy products come from Hokkaido, so Hokkaido-based maker Romance Seika incorporated creamy Hokkaido milk into the soft chews. You couldn’t “chew”-se a better snack to eat for a mid-afternoon energy boost!

 

Matcha Azuki Crunch

MADE BY: BEE-H
PRODUCT OF:
Kyoto
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

A flurry of puffed rice, azuki red bean, and matcha tastes combine to pack a flavor punch! Crispy, crunchy, and utterly impossible not to devour after your first bite. These verdant treats will show you that it IS easy being green!

 

Beniimo Purple Yam Pie

MADE BY: Hanamaru Creation
PRODUCT OF:
Hiroshima
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Beniimo is a purple yam known for its striking color, natural sweetness, and superfood status. For this hand pie, the sweet beniimo filling is balanced by the buttery pie crust. Hiroshima-based maker Hanamaru Creation incorporates beniimo from Okinawa, which is renowned for its sweet yams!

 

Mike Popcorn: Yuzu Pepper

MADE BY: Japan Frito-Lay
PRODUCT OF:
Ibaraki
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Mike Popcorn was Japan’s first domestic popcorn brand, and now they produce bold and exciting flavors like yuzu pepper! To make the seasoning, yuzu peel is added to chopped chili peppers and salt, and then aged. The result? A slightly spicy and citrusy snack you won’t want to put down!

 

Karitto Crunchy Jaga Curry

MADE BY: Realize Planning
PRODUCT OF: Osaka
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Fish, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

In the fall, nothing warms you up better than a hot bowl of Japanese curry. This rice cracker’s main flavor is curry powder, which contains delicious ingredients like black pepper and cumin. How many different spices can you taste in your snack? 

 

Yuzu Salt Koij Arare Rice Cracker

MADE BY: Morihaku Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Gifu
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Do “yu” wanna try another yuzu flavored snack? This small but mighty rice cracker is flavored with yuzu and salted koji (fermented rice), an umami-rich seasoning popular in the Tohoku region. We hope you love this savory and tangy treat!

 

 

Uji Sencha

MADE BY: Matabay
PRODUCT OF:
Kanagawa
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: None
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

You’ll “fall” for the adorable packaging of this tea, and its refreshing taste. Matabay is based in Kanagawa, but  makes their tea using sencha green tea leaves from Uji, Kyoto. The richly grassy and slightly bitter taste will comfort you even on the coldest days.

 

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Place the tea bag in your cup, and pour in 180 ml (3/4
of a cup) of hot water. Steep for 1-3 minutes and enjoy.

 

 

Muskmelon Bouchée

CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE!
MADE BY: Ichifuji Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Shizuoka
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs,Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

A bouchée is a bite-sized pastry with a sweet filling in between two buns. Maker Ichifuji Seika incorporates real cantaloupe juice in the luscious cream. If you can’t bite into a fresh melon right now, this is the next best thing!

 

 

Funwari Meijin Mochi Puffs:
Gomadare Mochi

CLASSIC EXCLUSIVE!
MADE BY: Echigo Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Niigata
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A


These mochi puffs disappear like snowflakes on your tongue, bringing with them a delicious taste. This flavor is gomadare mochi, because it tastes like the sweet black sesame sauce you’d pour on mochi and other desserts. Don’t be surprised if you finish the light crispy puffs in one sitting!

Kisarazu Blueberry Gummy

MADE BY: Kaneka Shokuhin
PRODUCT OF:
Tokyo
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: None
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Farmers have been cultivating sweet blueberries in Kisarazu City for over 30 years! Maker Kaneka Shokuhin uses real blueberry juice to make these bouncy gummies. We hope you enjoy biting into their juicy centers!

Yuzu Soufflé

MADE BY: Gateaux de Voyage
PRODUCT OF:
Kanagawa
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes 
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: Alcohol

 

Soufflé in French means “to puff up,” and we think you’ll agree: this light cake is extremely fluffy. The subtle flavors of yuzu entangle with butter for an indulgent snack that goes well with any coffee or tea. 

 

 

Shinshu No Koibito

MADE BY: Takachiho
PRODUCT OF:
Nagano
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

 

This crunchy snack hails from Nagano Prefecture, which used to be called Shinshu. The prefecture is famous for its apples, so maker Takachiho created these apple flavored goodies as souvenirs! The snack’s texture and taste reminds us of biting into a crisp autumnal fruit.

 

Dried Persimmon Mochi

MADE BY: Seiki
PRODUCT OF:
Ehime
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

 

This sweet and squishy mochi are flavored with hoshigaki, or dried persimmon. If you’ve never had a persimmon before, they are a fruit that tastes like honey and cinnamon! People have created hoshigaki for over 1000 years. We hope you taste the rich history in every bite of this orange treat.

 

Black Sesame Soft Candy

MADE BY: Romance Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Hokkaido
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Sweet and just a little nutty, these black sesame treats are seriously chewy! Japan’s top dairy products come from Hokkaido, so Hokkaido-based maker Romance Seika incorporated creamy Hokkaido milk into the soft chews. You couldn’t “chew”-se a better snack to eat for a mid-afternoon energy boost!

 

Matcha Azuki Crunch

MADE BY: BEE-H
PRODUCT OF:
Kyoto
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

A flurry of puffed rice, azuki red bean, and matcha tastes combine to pack a flavor punch! Crispy, crunchy, and utterly impossible not to devour after your first bite. These verdant treats will show you that it IS easy being green!

 

Beniimo Purple Yam Pie

MADE BY: Hanamaru Creation
PRODUCT OF:
Hiroshima
FLAVOR: Sweet
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Beniimo is a purple yam known for its striking color, natural sweetness, and superfood status. For this hand pie, the sweet beniimo filling is balanced by the buttery pie crust. Hiroshima-based maker Hanamaru Creation incorporates beniimo from Okinawa, which is renowned for its sweet yams!

 

Mike Popcorn: Yuzu Pepper

MADE BY: Japan Frito-Lay
PRODUCT OF:
Ibaraki
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Mike Popcorn was Japan’s first domestic popcorn brand, and now they produce bold and exciting flavors like yuzu pepper! To make the seasoning, yuzu peel is added to chopped chili peppers and salt, and then aged. The result? A slightly spicy and citrusy snack you won’t want to put down!

 

Karitto Crunchy Jaga Curry

MADE BY: Realize Planning
PRODUCT OF: Osaka
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Milk, Fish, Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

In the fall, nothing warms you up better than a hot bowl of Japanese curry. This rice cracker’s main flavor is curry powder, which contains delicious ingredients like black pepper and cumin. How many different spices can you taste in your snack? 

 

Yuzu Salt Koij Arare Rice Cracker

MADE BY: Morihaku Seika
PRODUCT OF:
Gifu
FLAVOR: Savory
VEGETARIAN: No
COMMON ALLERGENS: Wheat, Soy
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

Do “yu” wanna try another yuzu flavored snack? This small but mighty rice cracker is flavored with yuzu and salted koji (fermented rice), an umami-rich seasoning popular in the Tohoku region. We hope you love this savory and tangy treat!

 

 

Uji Sencha

MADE BY: Matabay
PRODUCT OF:
Kanagawa
VEGETARIAN: Yes
COMMON ALLERGENS: None
ALSO CONTAINS: N/A

You’ll “fall” for the adorable packaging of this tea, and its refreshing taste. Matabay is based in Kanagawa, but  makes their tea using sencha green tea leaves from Uji, Kyoto. The richly grassy and slightly bitter taste will comfort you even on the coldest days.

 

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Place the tea bag in your cup, and pour in 180 ml (3/4
of a cup) of hot water. Steep for 1-3 minutes and enjoy.

 

 

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