INSIDE YOUR SAKURACO BOX
Japan offers a never-ending array of authentic delicacies, each season bringing new and delightful combinations. Discovering new combinations of limited-edition treats promises exciting surprises—from Japanese chocolate to monaka and beyond, every indulgence is an adventure for the taste buds.
When did chocolate production in Japan begin?
Monaka are authentic Japanese delicacies commonly served alongside Japanese tea, characterized by their crisp outer wafers and generous sweet fillings. The thin wafers are made of mochi and are crafted in various sizes, shapes, and colors. The middle layer is filled with adzuki bean paste and can be accompanied with sesame seeds, chestnuts, ice cream, rice cake, and more.
Crafted with high-quality ingredients for a rich flavor, Japanese chocolate has become some of the world's most flavorful chocolate. Typical white, dark, and milk chocolate can be found throughout the year from brands like Meiji, local makers, and more. Additionally, unique Japanese flavors, like matcha and sakura, are often used to craft special, seasonal chocolates—an exciting blend of flavors that can’t be found anywhere else.
Chips in Japan come in many shapes and forms in various flavors. Standard flavors such as corn, rice, and potato can be found almost everywhere. However, chip enthusiasts can enjoy local and seasonal Japanese flavors such as wasabi, pickled plum, sweet potato, seaweed, and more. Uniquely, some Japanese chips are even crafted using seasonal vegetables, offering different textures and flavors to experience.
Japanese marshmallows exhibit a delightful array of shapes, colors, and flavors ranging from sakura to sweet potato, matcha, kinako and beyond. Unlike conventional circular marshmallows, these sweet treats are often intricately molded into unique shapes like animals. Widely cherished as gifts in Japan, they are typically enjoyed alongside coffee or tea.
Japanese pastries like breads, tarts, and cookies are popular amongst locals and tourists alike. In Japan, maker’s prioritize using high-quality and health conscious ingredients while making them using time-honored techniques. Pastries are often crafted using both traditional and natural ingredients, from domestic rice and wheat to locally cultivated fruits and teas.
Expect the unexpected