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ZenPop SweetsSeptember 2021

Sweet Temptations

Got the munchies? This pack was made for you. Give in to your temptations and try out some of Japan’s best snacks and sweets. Garlic butter chips, sweet chestnuts, yuzu kosho-flavored kakitane and Demon Slayer themed rice crackers & biscuits! We’ve selected 4 of the best characters for you, which one will you get in your pack?

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フリトレー マイクポップコーン八幡屋礒五郎七味あじ

Mike Popcorn - Shichimi Flavor

Allergies include: Wheat Sesame Soy

Produced in a facility that uses: Shrimp Crab Egg Dairy

Mike Popcorn - Shichimi Flavor

Shichi-mi tōgarashi (七味唐辛子, seven-flavor chili pepper), often just called shichimi (七味S, 7 spices) is a classic condiment in Japanese cuisine. Togarashi thrives on the warmth of hot dishes to unlock its aromas. Do you know where I’m going with this?

We got you a spicy Yawataya Isogoro's Shichimi collaboration. Yes, you read that right! The popular spice is coming to your snack box, and straight onto your fluffy popcorn. This Frito-Lay x Mike Popcorn is a unique collaboration and offers a crispy serving of popcorn with a light texture and Japan's three major Shichimi, "Yawataya Isogoro". 

おさつどきっ プレーン味

Osatsudoki Sweet Potato Snack

Allergies include: none

Produced in a facility that uses: Dairy

Osatsudoki Sweet Potato Snack

“Delicious foods are good for us, and foods that are good for us are delicious.” That’s the motto from the producer UHA, which stands for Unique Human Adventure. Isn’t that an interesting name? There’s more to it!

The company was founded in 1949 here in Osaka, and since has become a popular confectionery maker in the country. Their specialty? Well, candy, of course. Their factory in Nara actually holds a world record for being able to produce up to 1,000 units per minute!

These sweet potato chips come with their natural flavor and are full of dietary fibers from the potatoes. It’s a bag full of thick sliced ​​crunchy chips that leave you with a satisfying feeling after every bite.

スーパーポテト ガーリックバター

Super Potato Garlic Butter Chips

Allergies include: Dairy Wheat Soy

Produced in a facility that uses: Egg Shrimp Crab

Super Potato Garlic Butter Chips

They got us butter & garlic. Butter garlic chicken, butter garlic shrimp, butter garlic… chips ? What could go wrong? Nothing. 

They know their chips are good, because all they needed was to put one on the cover for it to become a customer favorite and bring it back in the shelves due to popular demand!

Harvesting the power of nature, Calbee delivers again. Their appetizing chips come with rich flavors. The scent is trapped in every bite, and will be released straight to your taste buds. The umami that will rush through you.

むき甘栗

Peeled Sweet Chestnuts

Allergies include: none

Peeled Sweet Chestnuts

Nothing more, nothing less: sweet peeled chestnuts. Did you know that the name "chestnut" is actually a new word, and used to be "chesten nut"? This in turn descends from the Old French word chastain (now, châtaigne). However, the French word actually derives from Latin Castanea (which, by the way, is the scientific name of the tree), and traces to the Ancient Greek word κάστανον (sweet chestnut).

In Japan, chestnuts are always a part of the New Year's menu (おせち料理, osechi ryôri). Chestnuts represent both success and hard times—mastery and strength. The Japanese chestnut (kuri) was even in cultivation before rice! I kid you not.

しみチョココーン 塩バニラミルク

Shimi-choco Corn Salty Vanilla flavor

Allergies include: Wheat Dairy Soy

Shimi-choco Corn Salty Vanilla flavor

Limited edition alert right here! Salty vanilla flavored shimi-choco corn. Who wants some? It’s flavored from salted vanilla milk, and part of their shimi-choco series. If you’ve tried the Salty vanilla-flavored Toppo snacks we had in our previous box, you know what to expect: it’s a delight. Don’t shy away from the original combination of flavors, and enjoy the surprises this snack will make you experience instead.

かきたね柚子胡椒風味

Kakitane Yuzu Kosho Flavor

Allergies include: Wheat Dairy Soy Chicken Gelatin

Produced in a facility that uses: Shrimp Crab Egg Peanut Almond Squid Orange Cashew nut Kiwi Beef Walnut Sesame Salmon Mackerel Banana Pork Peach Apple

Kakitane Yuzu Kosho Flavor

Founded in 1899, this confectionery is specialized in rice cracker manufacturing, more specifically: kakitane (かきたね). Kaki-no-tane (柿の種), by its full name, are small crescent-shaped fragments of senbei (soy-flavored rice chips)

It is no wonder, then, that we got some of the most delicious kakitane for you. This little bag contains 100% persimmon seeds, and a faint spiciness that brings out the scent as soon as you break the seal! With their Yuzu Koshō (柚子胡椒) flavor, a popular type of Japanese seasoning, this snack comes with the perfect end of summer feeling.

鬼滅の刃スナック

Demon Slayer Snacks (1 out of 4)

Allergies include: Wheat Shrimp Soy Dairy

Demon Slayer Snacks (1 out of 4)

Which one did you get out of the 4 Demon Slayer snacks?

Bourbon Petit Ebisen Rice Cracker (Nezuko)

Demon Slayer Packaging, yes please. With Nezuko Kamado, you can start your collection right here! This one comes with a shrimp cracker with a nice texture and a lot of aromas!

Bourbon Petit Lightly Grilled (Usuyaki) Rice Cracker (Zenitsu)

Koshihikari  (コシヒカリ, 越光) is a type of rice cultivated here in Japan. And that’s the one that’s been used to make these rice crackers. Produced in Niigata prefecture, these slightly salted and lightly grilled (usuyaki, 薄焼き) snacks are wrapped in our of your favorite anime character from Kimetsu no Yaiba: Zenitsu Agatsuma. 

Bourbon Petit Cheese Rice Cracker (Tanjiro)

Is Tanjiro Kamado your favorite character? This product is made by sandwiching cheese cream with cheese crackers. Two tasty wafers with a creamy filling, just as good as the character promoting it!

Bourbon Petit Potato Lightly Salted Rice Cracker flavour (Rengoku)

Part of the Kimetsu no Yaiba themed snack series, this lightly salted rice cracker has Kyujuro Rengoku on the cover. Light-tasting potato chips that are one-size-fits-all and easy to eat.

菓道 のし梅さん太郎

Noshi Ume san Taro (Plum-Flavored Squid Snack)

Allergies include: Wheat Squid Dairy Soy

Noshi Ume san Taro (Plum-Flavored Squid Snack)

This might sound original to you, but mixing plum (梅, ume) with seafood, or any food really, is very popular, especially pickled plums (梅干し, umeboshi). This squid snack is a blend of plum vinegar and plum meat extract. It has a characteristic sweet & sour flavor.

This product is made by making a plate-shaped dough from minced fish and using plum vinegar and plum extract to make it look like plum. It is a very popular snack all around the country!

ぶどう餅

Grape Mochi

Allergies include: none

Produced in a facility that uses: Soy

Grape Mochi

Mochi: a classic amongst all the classics. The most basic description will see it as a simple rice cake with a sticky texture. But it’s much more than that. The world, pardon me, the universe of mochi is much wider than that. There are an endless amounts of flavors, fillings, preparation methods, variations, and every single confectionery will put a lot of pride in their mochi.

For your box, however, we’ve decided to keep it simple, and deliver some summer flavors! These grape mochi are a pleasant treat for your later afternoon.

きなこ棒

Kinako Stick

Allergies include: Soy

Kinako Stick

Yaokin is the company most famous behind the all-around umaibo, puffed corn, snacks. And kinako (黄粉 or きなこ) is roasted soybean flour. It is produced by finely grinding roasted soybeans into powder. It’s super popular here and used in a variety of preparations. 

This is a very simple, yet yummy treat to tease your stomach before dinner!

うまい棒 タコヤキ

Umaibo Takoyaki Flavor

Allergies include: Wheat Dairy Egg Shrimp Soy Beef Chicken Pork Squid Apple Gelatin

Umaibo Takoyaki Flavor

New month, new umaibo, new flavors. This time, we deliver you some of Osaka’s pride: the mighty takoyaki.

Takoyaki is a local specialty, and consists of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan to give it its round shape. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion.

Now all this comes in your umaibo, enjoy!

菓道 ど~ん太郎

Don Taro (Udon Noodle Snack)

Allergies include: Wheat Dairy Soy

Don Taro (Udon Noodle Snack)

Here’s a special addition to our Sweets Pack: udon noodle flavored snacks! The classic Japanese noodles, often eaten for breakfast or as a lovely set meal for lunch and dinner, now also available as a snack in a simple package.

Udon (うどん or 饂飩) is a comfort food for many Japanese people, and maybe this snack might lead it to become one of yours too!

しゃりしゃりレモン

Shari Shari Lemon

Allergies include: Wheat Soy Gelatin Sesame

Shari Shari Lemon

This is a type of otsumami (おつまみ, a kind of finger food popular in Japan). At Japanese konbinis (コンビニ, convenience stores) you can always find shelves full of otsumami. Most of the time, they are salty snacks, like dried squid or octopus.

But now, it’s summer: hot and humid, still. So we found the best counter to beat the heat: some refreshingly tasty delicacy. This Shari Shari Lemon snack from Ichie Foods, a Dorayaki (どら焼き) specialist, is a made by coating finely minced fish meat with lemon to give you an invigorating savory experience!

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