Here is a collection of cute local confections that you can enjoy both in taste and appearance. The five products are "Koisuru Ichigo" from Tochigi, "Fly Me to The Moon Yokan Fantasia" from Fukushima, "I'm Doraemon Nioka Sembei" from Fukuoka, "Pinatsu Monaka" from Chiba, and "Kamishika Monogatari" from Nara.
Strawberries in LoveKoisuru Ichigo" is a confectionery made from Tochiotomi grapes produced in Tochigi Prefecture. Tochiotos, characterized by their elegant sweet and sour taste, are freeze-dried and coated with white chocolate. The cute strawberry-like package is also noteworthy.
The freeze-dried strawberry crumbles when you bite into it, and when you bite into it, it absorbs the moisture in your mouth, making it juicy. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your first love. As the white chocolate melts, it changes to a mild sweetness.
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Fly Me to The Moon Yokan FantasiaFly Me to The Moon Yokan Fantasia" by Aizu dagashi and Honke Nagatoya in Fukushima Prefecture. The package design was drawn by Reika Masuda, a Japanese-style painter from Namie-machi, Fukushima Prefecture. A fantasy world is expressed on the package.
The design of the Yokan changes every time it is cut, like a painting with a story. At the edge is a quiet time before the story begins. The next slice reveals a crescent moon and a blue bird. The bird spreads its wings toward the moon, which fills with each slice. The night is slowly fading away.
Click here for details＞＞" Fly Me to The Moon Yokan Fantasia
I'm Doraemon Niwaka SempeiI'm Doraemon Nioka Sempei" is a famous Fukuoka confectionary made in collaboration with Doraemon and Nioka Sempei from Niwaka Sempei Honpo Toundo. The package features an impressive Doraemon wearing a mask.
The crispy texture and rich flavor of wheat can be enjoyed. Even if you are not a resident of Fukuoka Prefecture, you will be relieved by the nostalgic taste.
For details, click here＞＞" I'm Doraemon Nioka Sempei
Pi-natsu monakaPi-Nattsu monaka" is one of Chiba's specialty products, peanuts. The gorgeous red package has a rounded shape like a peanut.
The monaka also looks like a peanut. The red bean paste made from white beans and azuki beans spreads a rich sweetness. The sweetened peanuts hidden in the red bean paste accentuate the taste and texture.
For details, click here＞＞" Pinatsu Monaka
Kamishika MonogatariShinshika Monogatari" is a deer motif that is typical of Nara. The white paper package depicts a sparkling gold deer.
The monaka is sandwiched between caramelized almonds, green bean paste, and persimmon. The milky flavor of condensed milk and butter is matched by the mellow sweetness of the persimmon, whose presence is felt through its puffy texture.
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