Sakuraco’s Seasonal Specialties

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With each season in Japan, comes a delectable array of specialty seasonal confections. This month, we wanted to share some of our favorite treats and snacks from this year. Which did you receive? 

Wild Grape Gummies

By Zen-noh (Tokyo)
Common Allergens: Gelatin
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Wheat, Shrimp, Crab, Peanuts
Vegetarian Friendly: No

Indulge in these refreshing gummies infused with the sweet juice of wild grapes from Iwate Prefecture, a rare, small grape that grows in the mountains. Delight your senses as you discover their jelly-filled centers

Saitama Pear Gummies

By Zen-noh (Tokyo) 
Common Allergens: Gelatin
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Dairy, Wheat, Shrimp, Crab, Peanuts
Vegetarian Friendly: No

Indulge in these refreshing gummies infused with the sweet juice of Saitama pears, lovingly harvested in Saitama Prefecture. Delight your senses as you discover their lucious jelly-filled centers—a burst of natural pear flavor.

Cheese Arare

By Kitayama Confectionery (Saitama)
Common Allergens: Soy, Dairy
May Contain Traces Of: Wheat, Egg, Shrimp, Crab, Peanuts

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Crafted with domestic glutinous rice, these bite-sized arare have been coated in a rich cheese flavor. Each piece offers a satisfying crunch with the indulgent taste of cheese.

Strawberry Butter Senbei

By Iwatsuka Confectionery (Niigata)
Common Allergens: Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Shrimp, Crab, Wheat, Egg, Peanuts
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

This senbei has been generously coated in a delectable powder made with rich, fermented butter from New Zealand and the sweet tang of Fukuoka’s Amao strawberries.

Sakura Cream Cookie

By Itogawaya (Mie)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Buckwheat, Shrimp, Crab, Sesame

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Smooth cherry blossom flavored cream is sandwiched between crisp, thinly baked senbei that have been artfully adorned with sakura imagery. Pleasantly sweet, these pair perfectly with a cup of tea.

Yokohama Raisin Sandwich

By Kaori (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Egg, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Walnut, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

This Yokohama Raisin Sandwich has been thoughtfully crafted since 1975. Plump raisins soaked in brandy syrup are nestled between buttery cookies and a cream filling for a truly indulgent flavor. 
*Note: Contains 0.3% alcohol content. Please consume responsibly.

Tsuru no Sato Marshmallow

By Takeshita Confectionery (Saga) 
Common Allergens: Egg, Dairy, Gelatin
May Contain Traces Of: N/A

Vegetarian Friendly: No

This soft, fluffy marshmallow charmingly resembles a petite egg and is generously filled with a luscious yellow bean paste, offering a subtly sweet flavor.

Yokohama Milk Cookies

By Sanyo Bussan (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Shrimp, Crab
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Encased in packaging adorned with a young girl’s shoes, these milk-flavored Yokohama cookies pay homage to a renowned Japanese nursery rhyme. Baked to perfection, they are crispy and pleasantly sweet.

Yokohama Chocolate Crunch

By Sanyo Bussan (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Almond, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Shrimp, Crab
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Indulge in the decadent combination of rich dark chocolate and sweet white chocolate, perfectly coating savory puffs for a treat that will satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Wasabi Okaki

By Minoya Arare (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Sesame, Egg, Crab, Shrimp
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Savor the bold and addictive flavor of these Wasabi Okaki. Each piece is baked to perfection and coated with a savory soy sauce seasoning infused with a tantalizing hint of wasabi.

Strawberry Milk Almonds

By Momosaki Confectionery (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Almond, Dairy
May Contain Traces Of: Soy, Peanuts, Wheat
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Enjoy the satisfying crunch of almonds encased in a rich and subtly tart strawberry milk coating—the perfect harmony of nuttiness and sweetness in every bite.

Seven Flavors of Arare

By Minoya Arare (Kanagawa)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Sesame, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Peanuts, Dairy, Egg, Crab, Shrimp

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Crafted from 100% pure glutinous rice and seasoned with Minoya Arare’s exclusively brewed soy sauce, this bag contains various authentic arare flavors, such as seaweed, green laver, and sesame.

Milk Tea Belgian Waffle

By Memols (Saitama)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Orange, Peach, Apple, Banana, Sesame, Gelatin
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Indulge in the rich and sophisticated flavor of this milk tea-flavored waffle, crafted with a blend of two exquisite black teas, offering a delightful twist on the classic Belgian waffle.

Sugar or Brown Sugar Thunder Okoshi 

By Tokiwado (Tokyo)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Peanuts, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Dairy, Almond, Sesame, Banana, Apple
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Adorned with an image of Senso-ji Temple’s iconic red lantern, these cherished, crisp rice cake confections have delighted taste buds for centuries. Indulge in their classic sugar and brown sugar flavors.

Adzuki or Custard Edo Matsuri Ningyo-yaki 

By Shoei (Tokyo)
Common Allergens: Wheat, Egg, Soy, Dairy*
May Contain Traces Of: Dairy

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
*Only in the custard flavor

These Ningyo-yaki, or baked dolls, are a cherished treat made specially for the Edo Festival. Baked to perfection, four charming designs of moist sponge cake embrace luscious custard and sweet adzuki fillings.

Mochi Monaka 

By Tenkei Confectionery (Nagano)
Common Allergens: Egg
May Contain Traces Of: Dairy
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

This monaka, a traditional Japanese delicacy, has a delicate wafer encasing soft gyuhi mochi and sweet red bean paste, crafted from flavorful Hokkaido adzuki beans.

Vegetable Karinto

By Tokyo Karinto (Tokyo) 
Common Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Soy
May Contain Traces Of: Egg, Peanuts, Sesame
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Experience the sweet and savory flavors of these colorful vegetable karinto, made with sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot, spinach, and onion infused into the deep-fried dough.

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