Authentic Japanese Snacks from Local Makers in Japan

Authentic Japanese Snacks from Local Makers in Japan

I love immersing myself in the Japanese culture, especially when it comes to their food. Even though I have never visited Japan, I love experiencing Japanese cuisines here in America. From miso soups, seafood, and sushi, all are such flavorful dishes that I enjoy.


Also, I love eating Japanese snacks, more of the ones you would find at tea houses.  



Have you ever tried authentic Japanese snacks, sweets, and teas?  



There is no need to hop on an expensive plane ride to Japan to get a taste of all their sweet treats. Instead, you can have Japanese snacks shipped to you right to your doorstep.  



Sakuraco December Winter Box



You can explore new authentic Japanese snacks every month with Sakuraco.



Sakuraco is a monthly subscription box full of 20 different traditional Japanese sweets, snacks, and teas sent to their subscribers worldwide every month. It’s their passion to share the experience of authentic Japan throughout the world. 



Sakuraco boxes come with a different theme every month, allowing you to discover various sides of Japanese culture year-round!  Sakuraco features 100% authentic and artisanal snacks.



They are based in Japan and take great pride in their product, carefully selecting and curating traditional Japanese snacks sourced directly from local makers. So, you will only find high-quality and artisan snacks and won’t find dagashi, chips, or snacks that you can easily find in Japanese convenience stores.



This month, Sakuraco sent me their Hokkaido Winter Festival snack box.  



The December-themed box takes you on a winter culinary journey of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is in northernmost Japan and is well known for its unique foods and fish.



Hokkaido is a popular vacation spot even for Japanese people because of its beautiful scenery year-round. However, wintertime is the most magical time in Hokkaido, with the beautiful snowfall that blankets the whole prefecture.



Even though it may be cold, that doesn't stop the residents from having outdoor activities. And after a day of play outdoors, people come in and warm up with a hot cup of tea and delicious sweets made with rich Hokkaido dairy.



Sakuraco December Winter Box


With the Hokkaido-themed box, you get the flavors of northern Japan from creamy butter, refreshing melon to local seafood and corn. My daughters and I celebrated Hokkaido Winter Festival right here, in our home. So check out what's included in the box.



Sakuraco December Winter Box


When I first opened the box, a pamphlet shared the history of the Hokkaido Winter Festival and Snack Guide of what snacks are included in the package. Also, you get a look at how some of the snacks were made by the locals.



What I loved is that the booklet shares common allergens of each snack and if it's vegetarian-friendly. Plus, it shares detailed information about each snack inside.



Also, I received a warm winter greeting from the creator of the Hokkaido box.



This box of winter goodies was tasty and so much fun! My daughters loved everything they received. It's definitely was a conversation piece that had us discussing the snacks we tried out. The girls couldn't wait to bring some of the snacks at school to share with their friends and teachers.



Corn Potage Senbei


Corn Potage Senbei



Yamaoyaji Senbei


Yamaoyaji Senbei



Red Bean Pudding 


Red Bean Pudding



Yuzu Kuzumochi


Yuzu Kuzumochi



Scallop Senbei


Scallop Senbei



Shrimp Curry Rice Snacks


Shrimp Curry Rice Snacks



White Chocolate Noir Cookies


White Chocolate Noir Cookies



Hokkaido Cream Bread


Hokkaido Cream Bread



Kobukoro Mochi 


Kobukoro Mochi



Walnut Mochi


Walnut Mochi



Matcha with Genmaicha


Matcha with Genmaicha



Ichimatsu Sake Cup


Ichimatsu Sake Cup



Hokkaido Milk Karinto



Hokkaido Milk Karinto



Vitamin Castella


Vitamin Castella




Yubari Melon Chocolate Sandwich Cookie


Yubari Melon Chocolate Sandwich Cookie



Banana Baumkuchen


Banana Baumkuchen



How does Sakuraco Work?



Sakuraco works like any other subscription box out there; customers subscribe to their chosen plan, and then Sakuraco delivers their packages to them every month as long as their subscription is active. So, for example, customers must subscribe before December ends (in Japan Standard Time) to receive Sakuraco’s January box.



Sakuraco Price



Sakuraco box has a Monthly Plan and several Prepaid Plans:



  • Monthly: $37.5 per box, charged every month


  • 3 Month Prepaid Plan: $35.5 per box, charged every 3 months


  • 6 Month Prepaid Plan: $33.5 per box, charged every 6 months


  • 12 Month Prepaid Plan: $32.5 per box, charged per every 12 months



Prepaid Plans are cheaper than the Monthly Plan, and it’s also more convenient because customers won’t have to worry about renewing their plan every month!



And, did you know that Sakuraco has sister companies too? I got to review some of them, and they're worth subscribing to. So, make sure to check them out as well. They make perfect gifts for everyone!



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Disclosure- This post is sponsored by Sakuraco.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.




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