May’s Japan Crate Theme: Festival
CREAM COLLON: STRAWBERRY
These cute little strawberry cream filled wafers are perfect for sharing during the spring festival season. Look cute while doing it too, especially if you’re into all things kawaii like pink and strawberries!
It comes as no surprise that Fugashi are one of the post popular dagashi in Japan, especially during festivals when you can win dagashi as prizes or buy them at food stalls! We’ll save you the trouble though and you’ll, in turn, get to try the delicious brown sugar glazed puff snack (it has a similar texture to corn puffs!).
UMAI RING CHEESE
Umai Rings are bite-sized versions of Japanese’s national snack Umaibou, another classic dagashi popularly found at festivals. These cheese flavored rings have the texture and shape of a Funion but the flavor of a Cheeto!
MEIGUM GABURICHU: COLA
Cola is the most popular and iconic flavor of Gaburichu, a taffy-like soft candy. The refreshing taste of cola takes us back to the best of times at festival nights with the best of friends.
DONDON YAKI: KIMCHI
These are bite-sized versions of a Yamagata Prefecture regional snack of the same name which is a mainstay during Japan’s festival season. As for the taste, the flavor of the snack is comparable to the umami flavor of okonomiyaki but with a unique kick of kimchi!
SHIMI CHOCOLATE CORN
Chocolate dipped snacks are super popular at festival stands all over the world including Japan! These chocolate dipped corn puffs will give you a taste of that festival food from the comfort of home.
PETIT PASTEL DIY COLORFUL CHOCOLATE SNACK KIT
This adorable DIY kit can be set up to be an ice cream stand like those found at festivals! Then pair candy that looks just like colorful ice cream scoops with chocolate pieces in a variety of cute shapes.
HELLO KITTY CHOCO MARSHMALLOW
These marshmallows are filled with a dollop of chocolate—so yummy! The cute Hello Kitty design on each is also too kawaii. Try these marshmallows in a s’more by the campfire or in hot chocolate on a colder spring day
6-PIECE CRISPY CORN
Grilled corn is must-have snack whenever you’re at a festival in Japan. The crispy and sweet taste of corn on the cob is perfectly replicated in this light and crisp corn puff snack! It even looks like corn!
WASABI NORI TAROU
Dried fish popular throughout the year in Japan is yet another popular festival snack! This is wasabi and seaweed flavored one is sweet and salty with a very mild fish taste.
MITSUYA CIDER: REFRESHING LEMON
This is not cider like you find it in America. Cider in Japan refers to a clear soda that is often described as a hybrid between ginger ale (the commercial kind) and Sprite. The refreshing lemon flavor of this cider makes it almost like a sparkling lemonade!
Takoyaki are a quintessential street food in Japan, particularly in Osaka, but they are also perhaps the most popular of festival foods. This snack tastes just like it but with a corn puff texture. Even the flavoring spices manage to capture takoyaki’s unique taste!
You may have tried ramen snacks but have you tried udon ones? These udon noodles are ready for snacking straight out of their package and have a soy sauce and dashi soup flavor—think miso soup or ramen broth!
ROLL CAKE: STRAWBERRY CREAM
Roll cakes are super kawaii and like the Cream Collon, strawberries are the classic emblem of cuteness as far as food goes. Share with your festival date to make the moment extra sweet!
POKEMON STICKER GUM
Each piece of gum comes with a special Pokemon sticker! Be sure to catch ‘em all!
BONUS: ONE PIECE STATIONARY
This month’s premium bonus is 1 of 6 One Piece stationaries! Write to your friends and loved ones while you’re off on an adventure with Captain Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates!