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This month's snack box is from the Land of the Rising Sun -JAPAN. We have put together a selection of 5 Japanese snacks –Yokozuna Arare, Glico Pocky Otonana Milk Chocolate, Saya EndouSappari Shio-Aji, Sanko Yukinoyado Saladand Amanoya Himemaru. For the non-Japanese folk these words are definitely a mouthful but we can assure you that your taste buds are going to be satiated by the time you are done with

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Our journey has brought usto Japan, a country which is the world's third-largest economy by nominal GDP, the world's fourth-largesteconomy by purchasing power parity, the world'sfourth-largest exporter& fourth-largest importer, acountrywhose population enjoys thehighest life expectancyand the third lowestinfant mortalityin the world.Japanese cuisine is known for its emphasis onseasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation, so much so that theMichelin Guidehas awarded restaurants in Japan more Michelin stars than the rest of the world combined.

This month’s selection was tastefully made byKarthik, who wrestled his gluttonous instincts to pick only five out of the plenitudeof snacks that Japan has to offer.

What's inside this box?

Yokozuna Arare
Yokozuna Arare

Theserice cake snack crackers are slow-roasted over low heat using charcoal and briquettes and then thoroughly dried to create a soft yet crispy texture that you'll love.

Glico Pocky Otonano Milk Chocolate
Glico Pocky Otonano Milk Chocolate

Otona is a Japanese term meaning "adult" or "mature". This special new type of Pocky is rare outside of Japan, and incredibly tasty and moreish. It's made in Japan to the original chocolate Pocky recipe, but with a twist –wherein instead of the normal biscuit, the stick is made from a much crunchier and crisper pastry like the crust on a pie. The milk chocolate coating itself is rich and luxurious –Amust try for any chocoholic!

Calbee Saya EndouSappari Shio-Aji
Calbee Saya EndouSappari Shio-Aji

Saya-endou is the Japanese name for Green peas. These traditional Japanese fried bean pods are sold in the United States under Calbee snacks. The snap green peas are fried and slightly seasoned with salt. They are very addictive and are considered a healthier alternative to normal chips.

Sanko Yukinoyado Salad
Sanko Yukinoyado Salad

A Japanese rice cracker with a twist! These rice crackers, known in Japanas “yuki-no-yado”(snowed roof), have a sweet flavored coating on top that looks just like fallen snow, and is made from condensed milk and cream. This sweet flavor is then contrasted with a savory flavored seasoning. These crackers are immensely popular in Japan and we are positive that you will love them, too.

Amanoya Himemaru
Amanoya Himemaru

Amanoya is one of Japan’s premier rice cracker companies, and the Himemaru is one of their main products. Himemaru’s are golden-hued, deep-fried rice crackers in the shape of a shell. Crunchy with a light soy sauce flavor, this treat achieves the perfect balance between sweet and salty while retaining an incredibly crispy and fresh texture.