Which to Try? 31 Snacks that are Japan’s Longtime Favorites
Japanese snack foods are rising in popularity even overseas. We hear the reasons being that they’re good, have a uniquely Japanese taste, there’s a ton of flavors, et cetera. Today we’ve picked popular snacks representing best sellers in Japan that every Japanese person knows. How many have you had? And which do you want to try? Use these as a reference for your souvenir shopping!
Surely there’s no explanation needed here. A representative chocolate snack is the super popular Pocky.
Umaibo, the king of cheap snacks. The best thing about them is they’ve stayed as cheap as they’ve always been: 10 yen a piece. Another nice thing is the variety of flavors: Walleye roe, cheese, corn potage, natto, beef tongue, takoyaki, etc.
4. Kameda Crisps (Kaki no Tane)
6. Gari Gari-kun
The king of popsicles at 60 yen a piece. They have a fair number of flavors.
7. Kinoko no Yama
8. Takenoko no Sato
Kinoko no Yama (means mountain of mushrooms) and Takenoko no Sato (means village of bamboo shoots) are a set of recognizable chocolate snacks. A common question to ask is: “Which is your preference?’’ The biscuit for Takenoko no Sato is crunchy and feels like a wafer.
9. Seaweed & Salt Potato Chips
10. Sudakosan Taro
In Japan, when you think of octopus perhaps you think of takoyaki, sushi toppings and… Sudakosan Taro? This cheap snack has been around forever and feels nostalgic. At 10 yen a piece, they’re an addicting sourness.
12. Milky Candy
13. Tongari Corn
14. Baby Star Ramen
15. Sapporo Potato
The classic BBQ flavor and the surprisingly delicious vegetable flavor. They contain 9 kinds of vegetables!
16. Kaju (Fruit Juice) Gummy
It seems Japanese gummies have a good texture and are very fruity.
17. Happy Turn
18. Pie no Mi
20. Country Ma’am
It seems everyone who comes to Japan for a trip is eating Jagariko.
22. Macadamia Chocolates
24. Kara Mucho
26. Glico Caramel
The Glico sign in Osaka’s Dotonbori is famous. This is the first of caramels to come with a toy in its box.
27. Caramel Corn
A sweet snack that might feel new to some of you.
28. Pizza Potato
29. Cabbage Taro
30. Koala no March
31. Kappa Ebisen
You’ll have no problem finding the Japanese snacks shown here today in convenience stores and supermarkets in Japan so try them out!