Best Matcha Snacks of 2020

by Dallas Ernst

Matcha is an iconic Japanese ingredient. Made from finely ground green tea leaves, matcha powder can be incorporated into a wide variety of snacks.

We love the distinct earthy flavor and beautiful green color real matcha brings to so many of our favorite treats. We wanted to take a moment to look back at the past year of snacks and share some of the highlights that celebrate matcha.

From this year's best sellers to our personal favorites—as well as a few new matcha snacks we discovered and shared—check out this list for a round-up of the best Japanese matcha snacks that wowed us and our members in 2020.

Matcha Chocolate Chip Stick

Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake

This soft, light, matcha-flavored cake is a product of Osaka and made using a high grade matcha sourced from Uji, Kyoto. The matcha flavor in this baked good is perfectly balanced thanks to a hearty dotting of chocolate chips. This cake is a nice treat on its own, or paired with a cup of tea or coffee.

Bokksu members love this Matcha Chocolate Stick Cake, calling it everything from “tasty” and “moist yet fluffy” to “heavenly” and “delicious.”

Kyoto Matcha Waffle Sandwich

Two crisp, golden brown waffle cookies enclose two inner layers of smooth white chocolate matcha cream to make this crave-worthy snack. The sweetness of the white chocolate and bitterness of the matcha make the perfect pair. This satisfying snack also brings a nice mix of textures thanks to its crunchy exterior and decadent cream filling.

Japanese Kit Kat: Yuzu Matcha

Japanese Kit Kat: Yuzu Matcha

This limited edition Japanese Kit Kat boasts an interesting flavor combination. The bright, citrusy flavor of yuzu stands up to the rich, earthiness of matcha, making the two flavor profiles perfect complements.

Not only did we enjoy a flavor we've never experienced before, our Bokksu member fell head over heels for this Kit Kat. The candy was so popular among members, it sold out!

Matcha Chocolate Daifuku Mochi

Here’s a new matcha discovery we can’t get enough of! With a silky, white chocolate cream filling enveloped in a coating flavored with matcha powder, this daifuku, or stuffed mochi is absolutely delicious! Its super soft, chewy exterior and decadent matcha interior make this Matcha Chocolate Daifuku Mochi a true treat. We can never have just one!

Matcha Warabi Mochi

One-bite Wagashi: Matcha Warabi Mochi

True matcha lovers adore this mochi! Warabi mochi was traditionally made from the warabi plant, because its starch created a translucent, jelly-like consistency.This warabi mochi also has some konyakku starch, which brings a similar consistency.

This green tea jelly boasts fresh, deep matcha flavor that’s lightly sweetened and earthy without being too bitter. We recommend tearing open the corner of the package and squeezing this watery warabi mochi right into your mouth!

Whether you want some strong, pure matcha flavor or a nice balance of earthy matcha with other sweet, creamy, or chocolatey flavors, there’s a Japanese matcha snack for you! You simply can’t go wrong with one of our favorite Japanese matcha snacks that we discovered or were best sellers in 2020.

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