I honestly have to say that Japan has the best snacks compared to any country in the world. I grew up eating snacks in Japan and probably had 200+ different types. Also because of that I used to get such bad cavities… but my mom probably forgiven me for that (hopefully)!! Japan has a lot of snack foods everywhere so you should give it a try if you're ever visiting the country—or even if you're not!
If you’d like to try them out, these snacks are sold in all the Japanese stores that stores Shonen so please check out our store locator (https://shonensoda.com/pages/store-locator) and try out the delicious snacks!!
Here are my top 5 favorite Japanese snacks!!
This is the snack that “Han'' from Fast and Furious always munched on. Koala's March is produced by the Japanese food company Lotte. The snack consists of small, bite-sized cookies in the shape of koalas, with a creamy filling inside. The brand is known for its cute and playful packaging, which often features different designs and characters. The snack has gained a following both in Japan and internationally, with fans appreciating the fun and playful nature of the packaging.
Jagarico is a brand of potato snack produced by the Japanese food company Calbee. Jagarico snacks are made by mixing potato flakes and granulated potato with various seasonings and shaping them into thin sticks or tubes that resemble french fries or potato chips. They come in a variety of flavors, such as cheese, consomme, salad, butter and soy sauce, among others.
"Purè Gummies" is a brand of gummy candy produced by the Japanese company, UHA Mikakuto Co. Ltd. The company describes their gummies as being made with 100% fruit juice and natural colors and flavors, without the use of artificial sweeteners or preservatives. So that is why they have a strong fruity flavor and aftertaste. Purè Gummies come in a variety of fruit flavors, such as grape, orange, and peach, and they have a soft, chewy texture. My absolute favorite is peach Purè gummies.
Meiji Apollo is a type of chocolate produced by the Japanese confectionery company Meiji. The chocolate is named after the Apollo space program and is known for its distinctive shape and flavor. Meiji Apollo chocolates are small, cone-shaped chocolates with a pink and white swirl design on the top, which is meant to resemble the hat of a character from a popular Japanese manga series. The chocolates are made with a combination of milk and white chocolate and have a creamy, rich flavor.
Takenoko no Sato and Kinoko no Sato
Takenoko no Sato and Kinoko no Sato are two very popular snack products produced by the Japanese confectionery company Meiji. There is a debate by the Japanese people over which one is actually better. Takenoko no Sato are small, biscuit-shaped snacks that are designed to look like bamboo shoots ("takenoko" in Japanese). The biscuits are made with a crispy, crunchy texture and are coated in chocolate on one end. Kinoko no Sato, on the other hand, are small, mushroom-shaped snacks. The biscuits are made with a similar texture to Takenoko no Sato, with a crunchy biscuit base and a chocolate coating on the top. The chocolate coating is shaped like a mushroom cap and has white dots on top to resemble a real mushroom.