The Kumamoto PR mascot character, “Kumamon,” is a super-popular icon of Kumamoto.
These “Kumamoto Butter & Chocolate Cookies” have become a popular Kumamoto souvenir thanks to its adorable Kumamon shape!
Not only inside Japan, but also overseas, "Black Thunder" is an extremely popular chocolate crunch bar.
The Hokkaido limited-edition "White Black Thunder", using white chocolate, also enjoys great popularity!
Unagi (eel) is known across Japan as a specialty of Shizuoka Prefecture. A unique item made with that unagi is this “Unagi Pie.”
Unagi Pie is made by making a cookie out of powdered unagi, baking it, and finishing it off with a sauce like that used on grilled unagi.
This snack has been made by hand by craftsmen since 1961, and surprisingly enough it is said that they make 200,000 pies per day.
First appearing in 2009, "Curry Curry Mada Aru?" is a new type of curry rice cracker (sembei in Japanese) created by Sapporo Curry Yoshimi, a local restaurant famous for its soup curry.
Now it's such a popular product that souvenir shops can't survive without it!
Have you ever heard of the famous Hokkaido souvenir, Hokkiado Milk Cookie Sapporo Nougakko? There are many strong rivals in the Hokkaido edible souvenir market, so I imagine many people haven't tried this cookie yet. However, it has won the Monde Selection Gold Medal for 3 consecutive years, so the taste is guaranteed to please.
While stopping at a highway service area, I discovered a yummy-looking treat called Tokyo Kongari Caramel Rusk. It's only available at airports and highway service areas in Tokyo and the surrounding regions.
Yakitokibi is a popular summer treat in Hokkaido. Yakitokibi is corn, covered in a soy sauce tare, grilled over a charcoal fire.
“Sapporo Okaki Oh! Yakitokibi” was made with that same flavor in mind, and this Hokkaido-only item was first released in 2011.
Royce chocolate is already famous as a typical souvenir from Hokkaido, but this article will introduce their Potato Chip Chocolate!
When it was first put on the market, many people doubted this product, saying, "There's no way potatoes and chocolate can go together!" However, its delicious taste has earned Royce Potato Chocolate repeat customers, one after another! It's now as popular as Royce's signature Nama Chocolate!