June Unboxed: Hokkaido Eats
Hokkaido（北海道） is famous for its beautiful powder snow winters. Whether it's hitting the slopes in Niseko or seeing the Snow Festival in Sapporo, travelers flock to Hokkaido year after year to take in the snow-covered sights and commune with nature. However, what many people don't know is that Hokkaido also produces some of the freshest and tastiest agricultural products in the world. We are happy to bring you our hand-selected assortment of these high quality Hokkaido products in this month's bokksu:
Hokkaido is the second largest and northernmost island of Japan. Because Hokkaido has about one-fourth of Japan’s total arable land, Hokkaido is well-known for its highly ranked agricultural products such as dairy, corn, potatoes, wheat, and soybeans. This month’s Bokksu was curated with these high quality agricultural products in mind to take you on a gourmet journey through Hokkaido.
Indisputably the most famous Hokkaido snack, shiroi koibito is the perfect harmony of langue de chat and white chocolate. Each bite of this buttery cookie infuses your mouth with hints of vanilla and finishes with a smooth chocolate taste.
Jaga Pokkuru is made from 100% Hokkaido-grown potatoes. These high quality potatoes are cut and processed using a unique method to achieve this snack’s signature crispy texture. The roasted salt further brings out the potato’s innate flavors.
Oh! Yaki Toukibi
Hailing from Hokkaido’s capital city of Sapporo, this crunchy mochi and corn snack becomes more addictive with every bite. Soy sauce is also sprinkled in to mix in a savory deliciousness to the natural sweetness.
Country Ma'am Bake Shop Northern Cheese Tart
Baked with Hokkaido-made cream cheese and Hokkaido-made cream, this delicate cheese tart opens with a rich texture and finishes with a zesty lemon aftertaste.
Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream
This delicious fluffy bread is layered with a cream made using milk from the Tokachi district of Hokkaido.
Genmaicha is a nutty, toasty tea that is defined as any Sencha tea blended with roasted brown rice. The mild flavor and fragrant smell of Genmaicha make it ideal for pairing with the stronger flavors of this month’s Hokkaido snacks.