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The Best 6 Japanese Snacks I’ve Tried

February 21, 2018 3 min read

If you read my post about Russian & Ukrainian sweets, then you know I got my treats from my Secret Santa. What I didn’t know at the time is that there was another package on its way, that contained some delicious Japanese snacks. 

If there is one thing I love to do, it is to try different snacks and sweets from around the world. So my thoughtful Secret Santa not only sent me sweets from Russia, but also sent me snacks from Japan!

From the lot that I’ve tried, There are 6 different snacks I enjoyed the most. So if you are looking for a present for a fellow traveler or looking to try something new, here are the 6 I recommend. 


The Best Snacks



a small, puffed, cylindrical corn snack from Japan. This delicious corn snack is easy to carry around and eat. Not only are these easy to carry around, but they come in several flavors. My box came with about 6 of these and I tried one that was cheese, another that was sweet and one that was garlic. I loved all the flavors.


Dagashi Mochi Taro


This snack is a rice snack and great for any age. Some people describe this as salty small bites. I enjoyed eating this snack and if you’re a fan of rice snacks, then you will definitely enjoy this delicious treat. 


Yaokin Melon Pandaro Cookies


If you’re a fan of melon and cookies, then you will absolutely love this sweet snack. Each packet comes with one melon flavored butter cookie and each bite is absolutely tasty. I have yet to see or taste anything like this in the U.S. 


Umaibo – Chocolate


These are exactly like the Umaibō pointed out above, but the difference is that these are chocolate. I am not a huge chocolate fan, but this delightful treat sure changed my mind on how I feel about chocolate. Not only was this enjoyable, it was very unexpected. I mean chocolate and a corn snack in one?? Not what one would expect. 


Yaokin Mr. Taro Onion


Another corn snack, this snack is made with high-quality spices and sweet onion flavor. I really like the taste of onion and garlic, so this treat was delicious to me. Aside from that, I am also a fan of corn snacks. 


Marshmallow Pudding


I couldn’t find the exact name for this treat and I definitely do not speak Japanese, but according to Amazon, this is a dagashi (cheap candy/snack) with a pudding taste. It really does taste like pudding and it was delicious. 


I had quite the experience trying out different snacks and sweets, and really enjoyed some of them. There were a few that I could not try such as the squid snacks (I’m not adventurous enough, haha). There are plenty of snacks to try, so don’t limit yourself from just my list. Look around for some other information on different treats and remember to have fun trying them!


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Hola! I'm Hanny and I have been traveling since the age of three. Although, I grew up traveling, it wasn't until 2013, when I decided to start a blog. Read More

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