12 Classic Matcha Snacks Available in Japan Key Visual

12 Classic Matcha Snacks Available in Japan

Every month in Japan, new matcha snacks are released. While many of these are available for a limited time, there are also long-standing favorites that you can buy year-round. In this post, we're going to introduce some classic matcha snacks you can find in Japan.

 

Pocky Uji Matcha

UJI Matcha Pocky

This is a Kyoto regional limited edition Pocky made with Uji matcha. The matcha used is from Tsujiri, famous for its authentic Uji matcha, offering a rich taste. Due to its regional limitation, you might find it difficult to find outside of Kyoto. The packaging is very Japanese, making it a desirable souvenir.

 

Meiji Rich Cholate Sand Matcha

Meiji Rich Chocolate Sand Matcha

This snack features matcha chocolate sandwiched between biscuits. It offers a satisfying bite and is great when you're feeling hungry. It's commonly found in Japanese convenience stores and supermarkets.

 

LUMONDE MAtcha Chocolate

LUMONDE Matcha Chocolate

This is a classic snack that has been popular for years. Originally famous for its chocolate flavor, they've also started selling a matcha flavor in recent years. It features sweet matcha chocolate filled with crushed cookies.

 

KitKat Matcha

KitKat Matcha

KitKat is a classic matcha snack that many people associate with matcha flavor. It's less commonly found in convenience stores, so if you want to buy it, look for it in Don Quijote stores.

 

TOPPO Matcha

Toppo Tsujiri Matcha

It resembles Pocky but is its exact opposite! In Toppo, the matcha chocolate is wrapped around the cookie (in Pocky, the cookie is wrapped around the matcha chocolate). It would be fun to buy both and compare the tastes.

 

Meiji Matcha Chocolate

Meiji Matcha Chocolate

A simple combination of chocolate and matcha, yet perfectly balanced between the matcha's bitterness and the chocolate's sweetness. Since it melts easily, if you're bringing it back home, it's best to chill it in the fridge before eating.

 

Black Sander Matcha Chocolate

BlackSander Matcha Chocolate

This is a very affordable and delicious matcha snack! The original Black Thunder chocolate was a hit, and its matcha flavor doesn't disappoint. It comes in a mini size that makes you want to buy it in a set of five.

 

ELISE Matcha Sand

ELISE Matcha Sand

The unique taste of matcha chocolate sandwiched between cookies can be addictive. ELISE is a classic snack loved in Japan for years, so it may be a bit hard to find but definitely worth trying.

 

Alfort Mini Chocolate Matcha

Alfort Mini Chocolate Matcha

Sweet matcha chocolate attached to a cookie.

 

Country Malm Matcha Chocolate

Country Malm Matcha Chocolate

Matcha chocolate with chocolate inside. It's so sweet and has a wonderful texture that you'll want to buy it again.

 

Animal Shaped Matcha Biscuit

Animal Shaped Matcha Biscuit

This is a biscuit that's common worldwide, but its matcha flavor makes it special. Once you've tried the familiar biscuit in matcha flavor, you'll want to experience it again. It lets you taste not just the matcha but also the flavor of the biscuit.

 

Pie-No-Mi Matcha Chocolate

Pie-No-Mi Matcha Chocolate

Matcha chocolate is inside the pie crust. The crispy texture followed by the taste of matcha is refreshing. The series is a hit for its original chocolate flavor, so you should try it.

 

Blendy Stick Matcha Powder

Blendy Stick Matcha Powder

Although it's not a snack, this matcha drink powder is highly recommended. Using this powder, you can make either a hot or cold matcha drink, and even mix it with milk to make a matcha latte.

 

Recommended Way to Enjoy

Although many of these snacks have similar combinations, they are actually different in taste and texture. What HiMatcha recommends is not just to enjoy one snack but to buy a few that you're curious about and compare them. Sharing them with someone you're traveling with and discussing your impressions can make the snack-tasting experience even more enjoyable.

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