A Sakuraco New Year Selection (January Box)

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This January, as we celebrate the new year, we reminisce on the past year and look ahead to the future. To celebrate this joyful season, we’ve included a hand-selected Japanese snack in the New Year’s in Hiroshima box that captures the different flavors of Japan. 

See below for detailed descriptions and allergy information of your snack!

Matcha & Nori Thunder Okoshi

By Tokiwado (Saitama)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy, Peanuts*
May Contain Traces Of: Milk, Peanuts, Almond, Sesame, Banana, Apple
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
*Only in the Matcha flavor

Adorned with the imagery of Raijin and Fujin, gods of thunder and wind, these famous Thunder Okoshi, are a cherished soft and chewy rice cake confection that has delighted taste buds for centuries. Indulge in their classic matcha and nori flavors—green tea and seaweed.

Black Karinto

By Kanezaki Confectionery (Saitama)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Sesame
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Soy, Apple, Almond
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

These Black Karinto are coated in black molasses and deep-fried in 100% rice oil, resulting in a crisp, sweet and savory treat. With a hint of sesame flavor in each piece, this timeless confection has delighted palates for generations.

Chestnut Cake

By Bessho (Nagano)
Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Walnuts, Sesame, Soy, Apple, Gelatin
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Indulge in these bite-sized chestnut cakes—letting the rich, nutty flavors of chestnuts envelop your taste buds. Encased in a delicate wafer shell, the heart of these treats is a creamy white bean paste generously infused with chestnut grains.

Oni & Otafuku Rakugan

By Fujimiya (Saitama)
Common Allergens: N/A
May Contain Traces Of: Wheat, Egg, Milk, Walnut, Sesame, Soy, Sweet Potato, Peach
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Discover Fujimiya’s rakugan, shaped as the mischievous Oni and joyful Otafuku. These dried rice flour and sugar confections have been cherished in Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries. A sweet blend of cultural artistry and flavor.

Curry Senbei

By Kitayama Confectionery (Saitama)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy, Apple, Banana
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Shrimp, Crab, Peanuts
Vegetarian Friendly: No

Artisans from Kitayama Confectionery coated this senbei in a rich sauce made from a blend of 15 exquisite curry spices. Invigorate your palate with the perfect balance of crunch and spice.

Walnut Mochi

By Marusan Tamakiya (Nagano)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Walnuts, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Orange, Banana, Peach, Apple, Gelatin
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Savor these Walnut Mochi created with finely chopped walnuts, perfectly blended into a chewy, slightly sweet rice cake. This delightful treat pairs well with a soothing cup of tea and is an irresistible combination of flavors and textures.

Soba Cookie

By Heiwa Confectionery (Kyoto)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Buckwheat
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Dairy, Shrimp, Crab
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Enjoy the artisanal craftsmanship of Heiwa Confectionery’s traditional Kyoto cookie, meticulously crafted using buckwheat flour and baked to perfection for a sweet, crispy, and savory experience.

Asobi Arare

By Watanabe Confectionery (Kyoto)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy, Sesame
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Shrimp, Crab, Apple, Gelatin, Squid, Pork
Vegetarian Friendly: No

Embark on a tantalizing journey of taste with this assorted bouquet of arare. Each crispy bite offers a unique flavor experience from the array of seven distinct flavors.

Matcha Cream Cookie

By Gion Tsujiri (Kyoto)
Common Allergens: Egg, Dairy, Wheat
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Discover Gion Tsujiri’s matcha masterpiece—a delicate rice cracker roll enfolding a luscious, stone-ground matcha cream, generously infused with matcha from Uji. Unveil the harmony of rich matcha flavor and indulgent textures as it unfolds on your palate.

Usagi Pon Senbei

By Matsuoka Confectionery (Osaka)
Common Allergens: Soy, Wheat
May Contain Traces Of: N/A
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Experience the timeless delight of this Pon Senbei. Made with simple ingredients and traditional methods, this Kansai classic features a unique blend of 5 types of flour and 6 soy sauces, delivering an authentic taste that is crisp and flavorful.

Full Moon Cookie

By Itokawaya (Mie)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Buckwheat, Peanuts, Shrimp, Crab, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Delight in the charm of this traditional cookie—a gently sweetened treat. With a captivating design showcasing a rabbit and a full moon, each bite is sure to enrich your taste buds.

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