Cherry blossom season is finally here in Japan! Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, we are all unable to travel there to experience the beauty for ourselves. But don't worry, you can still bring the taste of Japan to your home with Shop by Travel Recommends' selection of Japanese snacks and confectionary!
Read on for our list of five snacks you have to try this cherry blossom season (even though you're stuck at home)!
Japan is well known for their large selection of unique and unusual flavours of Kit Kat. Enter the Sakura Mochi Kit Kat - sakura mochi is a classic Japanese confectionary commonly eaten during the cherry blossom season. This Kat Kat is covered in a pink white chocolate coating that has a subtle floral taste and even has azuki bean powder blended in!
If you have had friends who came back from Japan who brought snacks and souvenirs back, chances are you have probably tried this cookie before. Ishiya Shiroi Koibito - a white cookie that's baked till the edges are browned and has a piece of white chocolate sandwiched in between.
These flavourful sandwich biscuits consist of a thick strawberry chocolate which is made with 70% strawberry flesh between two cocoa infused biscuits. Pink, to match with the current cherry blossom season. These are great for sharing with friends and family when you're stuck at home!
Another Kit Kat? Of course! The traditional flavours that come from Japanese sake and the mild floral flavour from cherry blossoms are beautifully combined in this unique seasonal treat.
Don't just take out word for it, try it for yourself! As soon as your unwrap the mini Kit Kat, you'll be greeted by the scent of fresh flowers and traditional sake.
This Sakura Sake Kit Kat contains 0.07% alcohol. It is not recommended for children.
Finally, the well-known Glico Pocky. What's a trip to Japan without tasting one of their matcha snacks? Pocky is originally from Japan and is one of the most popular snacks in the country.
The Strong Matcha flavour is made with two kinds of matcha tea.