September Box

Something wickedly tasty this way comes. There are a lot of diversely sweet snacks in this box including the rich and bitter black sugar or 'Kuro Ame' hard candy and the coconut flaked Pandan flavored mochi rice cakes which are chewy and moist. So strap in for a wild ride with this month's box of delicious snacks.

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Kasugai Kuro Ame Candy

Japan

Sweet and dark molasses candies with a rich and bitter flavor. These unique candies from Japan have a flavor that is not widely experienced in America. The name for the candy 'Kuro Ame' translates to black sugar in Japanese which is recognized as molasses by American consumers.

Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Brown Sugar, Caramel Color, Salt, Glycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Monosodium Glutamate, Soybean Oil. (Contains Tree Nuts (Coconut) and Soybeans).


Shelley Senbei Rice Crackers

Taiwan

A taste of the salty sea envelopes your taste buds in a crunchy seaweed-flaked package to Southeast Asia with these crackers. Senbei rice crackers are similar in texture to a very dense and foamy rice puff and have a satisfying crack when bitten into. This savory cracker pairs perfectly with a cup of green tea.

Ingredients: Rice, Palm Oil, Sugar, Soy Sauce (Soybean Wheat), Corn Starch, Bonito Extract (Fish), Yeast Extract, Seaweed, Modified Cassava Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Emulsifier (Sucrose Fatty Acid Esters), Colors, (Paprika Red, Caramel Color).


Bourbon Chocoliere Biscuit

Japan

Bourbon's Chocolieres have fragrant luxurious creamy chocolate cocoa powder spread. The piped crunchy and flaky biscuit cookie that the chocolate is spread on is slightly salty. These fancy cookies are for the fancy snacker in you and would be perfect for an elegant afternoon tea.

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Shortening (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, High Erucic Acid Rapeseed Oil, Soy Lecithin), Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Corn Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Soy Lecithin), Whole Milk Powder, Wheat Meal, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Wheat Germ, Ammonium bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soy Lecithin, Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids. (Contains wheat, tree nuts, soybeans, and milk) Produced in a facility that uses egg.


Jin Jin Jelly Strip

Taiwan

Sweet jello strips that come in fruity flavors like pineapple ( which is our absolute fave :) ), grape, strawberry, and lychee. Like most gelatin snacks, these can be a little juicy when opening them so beware when cutting these open across the top. To make these extra refreshing we'd recommend putting these in the refrigerator before you enjoy them.

Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Artificial Grape Flavor, Artificial Lychee Flavor, Artificial Pineapple Flavor, Artificial Strawberry Flavor, Xanthan Gum, FD&C (Yellow No. 5 [E102], Red No.40 [E129], Blue No.1 [E133]).


Q Coconut Pandan Mochi

Taiwan

The crunchy coconut flakes and the slightly gritty bean filling contrast nicely with the soft smooth gelatin-like texture of this pandan flavored glutinous rice cake. The pandan is not too strong, allowing the coconut to be the star of the show. These cakes use sword beans instead of traditional red/adzuki beans used in most mochi cakes so the filling is slightly yellow. If you want a dessert, but not something too sweet, mochi cakes are an amazing afternoon treat.

Ingredients: Sword Bean Paste (Sword Bean, Sugar), Maltose, Sugar, Glutinous Rice, Hydroxypropyl Distarch Phosphate (Thickener)(E1442), Trehalose, Palm Oil, Pandan Powder, Coconut Cream Powder, Coconut Shred, Mono- and Diglycerides (Emulsifier)(E471), Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)(E202).


Koikeya Potato Sticks

Taiwan

Hollowed crispy french fry type snacks that have a salty earthy taste of potato mix with the exotic taste of seaweed. The seaweed and salt work together in harmony to make for a satisfying crunchy snack with a savory flavor.

Ingredients: Potatoes, Palm Oil, Seaweed, Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Chili Pepper, Tricalcium Phosphate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Vegetable Oil (Palm Coconut), Silicon Dioxide. Contains: Coconut.


Marukawa Bubble Gum

Japan

Crunchy coated gum that comes in a variety of flavors including orange, strawberry, grape, green apple, peach, melon, and mixed. Starts off like a normal crackly candy-coated treat when you start chewing until you get to the chewy gum-filled center. This gum is not sugar-free and is therefore very sticky so those with braces or retainers beware.

Ingredients: Sugar, Gum Base, Glucose, Corn Syrup, Acids (Citric, Malic, L-Tartaric), Gum Arabic, Artificial Flavor (Strawberry, Orange, Grape, Melon, Green Apple & Peach), D-Sorbitol, Fruits Juice (Orange, Strawberry, Grape, Melon, Apple, Peach), Color Added (Grape Skin Extract, Annatto Extract, FD & C Yellow No.6), Corn Starch, Carnauba Wax.


Imei Lemon Puff

Taiwan

Crunchy biscuit puff with sweet lemon creme on the inside. The lemon cream is not too sweet though and it compliments the flaky puff shell. These are similar to a miniaturized french pastry called a profiterole (aka cream puff) which uses a flaky dough that is then filled with cream.

Ingredients: Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifiers (Mono And Diglycerides Of Fatty Acids Propylene Glycol Esters Of Fatty Acids) Antioxidant (Mixed Tocopherols Concentrate)), Egg, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Milk Powder, Lactose, Whey Powder, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Lemon Flavoring, Citric Acid.


Calpico Ice Cream Cones

Japan

No need to worry about these crunchy and crispy cones melting on you in the epic summer heat. These 'ice cream cones' are filled with sweet vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry frosting-like filling that is slightly foam-like. The cones have a playful twist from both outside and inside with the filling.

Ingredients: Chocolate Flavor: Sugar, Cone (Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Sugar, Palm Oil, Yeast Extract, Salt), Cacao Mass, Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil). Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Whey Powder, Lactose, Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin Mono- And Diglycerides, Propylene Glycol Esters of Fatty Acids), Eggshell Calcium, Colors (Annatto Caramel I), Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium). Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat Soybeans, May Contain: Peanuts.

Vanilla Flavor: Cone (Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Sugar, Palm Oil, Yeast Extract, Salt), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, (Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sal Butter, Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil), Lactose Cocoa Butter Whole Milk Powder, Cacao Mass, Whey Powder, Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, Mono- And Diglycerides, Propylene Glycol of Esters Of Fatty Acids), Eggshell Calcium, Artificial Flavors, Colors (Annatto, Caramel I), Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium) Acidulants (Citric Acid). Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat Soybeans, May Contain: Peanuts.

Strawberry Flavor: Cone (Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Sugar, Palm Oil, Yeast Extract, Salt), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, (Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sal Butter, Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil), Lactose Cocoa Butter Whole Milk Powder, Cacao Mass, Whey Powder, Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, Mono- And Diglycerides, Propylene Glycol of Esters Of Fatty Acids), Colors (Beet Red, Annatto, Caramel I), Eggshell Calcium, Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium), Acidulants (Citric Acid). Contains: Eggs, Milk, Wheat Soybeans, May Contain: Peanuts.