March 24, 2017
The Best 10 Must-Buy Souvenirs in Hokkaido
The best part about Hokkaido is that the food is always great. Snacks and vegetables and seafood, everything is perfect. But when people come to Hokkaido, a lot of them think too much about what to eat and what to bring back as a souvenir because there is just too much to choose from. In this page we will be introducing the best 10 easy to bring back home, and also would definitely make someone happy souvenirs from Hokkaido. Please look through and see what would be best for you.
1. Rokkatei’s Butter biscuit Sandwich
Rokkatei’s “Butter biscuit Sandwich”, a biscuit so famous in Hokkaido it can represent the prefecture itself. The baked biscuit, and even the package alone has a fancy, but also classy taste.
Between the moist biscuits, is a special butter cream with raisins inside. Even eating one will fill your mouth with a sweet pleasure. Rokkatei also has all sorts of different high quality baked goods, so if you’re interested, it is recommended that you try them out too.
Name: Butter biscuit Sandwich
Price: 5 pieces for 650yen
2. Corn Chocolate
The one and only chocolate bar that has all the good parts of Hokkaido is the HORI “Corn Chocolate”. It is a chocolate bar that has corn that was grown in the rich soil of Hokkaido, covered in sweet white chocolate. The favorable sweetness of the chocolate is what makes this a piece of art.
The chocolate bar itself is pretty small, so it is recommended that you buy a lot. Not only is there a white chocolate coating, but there is also strawberry, and melon flavor. Why not try some out?
Name: Corn Chocolate
Price: 10 bars for 360yen
3. Shiroi Koibito(White Lovers)
When Japanese people are asked what comes to their mind when they think of Hokkaido sweets, most will answer “Shiroi Koibito” (meaning White lovers). For years Shiroi Koibito has kept its place as the best souvenir from Hokkaido. It’s a thin piece of white chocolate sandwiched by a Langue de chat(Formally known as Cat tongue, a thin piece of cookie).
The way it’s baked and the hardness of the biscuit is so exquisite, anyone would want to try one more. Eating it with a cup of tea or coffee would make it better. If you don’t have any time for choosing souvenirs, just grab a Shiroi Koibito, anyone would love it!
Name: Shiroi Koibito(White Lovers)
Manufacturer: Ishiya confectionery
Price: 12 pieces for 761yen
4. Hanabatake Bokujo Caramel(Flower Field Ranch Caramel)
“Hanabatake bokujo caramel” (meaning flower field ranch caramel), is one of the finest caramels only made in Hokkaido. It is a creamy caramel carefully made with so much time and materials consumed.
Caramel usually has that rock hard, difficult to bite down image, but this creamy caramel will melt in your mouth and give you the sweetest taste. It is a caramel that will make you doubt all the caramels you have eaten in your life.
Popular among kids to adults, this caramel always gives you a rich feeling in your mouth. There are also a lot of flavors, such as made in Hokkaido melon flavor, and strawberry flavor.
Name: Hanabatake Bokujo Caramel(Flower Field Ranch Caramel)
Manufacturer: Hanabatake ranch
Price: 12 pieces 875yen
5. ROYCE’s Potato Chip Chocolate
Potato chips, a snack that can’t be replaced in modern Japan. There are all sorts of flavors and types, but if you’re in Hokkaido, ROYCE’s “Potato chip chocolate” is a must. The bitter-sweetness of the chocolate and the saltiness of the chips is something absolutely new.
The wavy carved salty chips will bring out the sweetness of the chocolate to the fullest. No doubt anyones tongues would become addicted to this new sensation, so try buying some for your friends and family.
Name: Potato Chip Chocolate
6. Hokkaido Okaki
A snack even the locals love is the “Hokkaido Okaki”. Okaki is a type of rice cracker, made out of Glutinous rice and salt. It has a nice fresh flavor, and the good part is that one pack is full to the top with it.
It also has all sorts of flavors such as pink shrimp, scallop, and seaweed. All of which are a Hokkaido’s finest seafood. If you have a chance to Taste them before you buy one, trying out all of the flavors and then purchasing is recommended.
Name: Hokkaido Okaki
7. Sapporo Curry Rice Crackers
Rice crackers are a snack that has its own flavor and culture depending on the area of Japan, and the rice crackers that are for sale in Hokkaido are the “Sapporo Curry rice crackers”. Just like it’s named, it has a nice spicy seasoned curry flavor, and if your into spicy stuff, this is what you need.
Soup curry is a specialty in Sapporo Hokkaido, and one of the best soup curry restaurant “Sapporo curry Yoshimi” made this distinct, but special type of rice cracker. It looks like an ordinary rice cracker, but it is filled with a spicy delight. A recommendation for a family with children that likes snacks.
Name: Sapporo Curry Rice Crackers
Price: 1 box(16g×8 bags) for 648yen
8. Oh! Yaki Toukibi(Fried Corn)
The snack that’s popular in the land that makes good corn Hokkaido, is the “Oh! Yaki Toukibi”(meaning fried corn). Same as the Curry rice crackers shown earlier, this product is made my YOSHIMI, but this time the crackers have a delicate sweet taste.
The dried bits of corn stuffed inside the cracker, melting inside your mouth just gives a special sensation to your taste buds.
Okaki is made with a base of made in Japan glutinous rice, and by mixing the corn inside, makes the nice crunchy mouthfeel. Very recommended for people that like lightly flavored snacks.
Name: Oh! Yaki Toukibi(Fried Corn)
Price: 1 box(16g×8 bags) for 648yen
9. Yukiya konko(Falling Snow)
Hokkaidos biggest food company, Rokkatei’s best product is the biscuit called “Yukiya konko”(meaning falling snow). It is a biscuit made out of black cocoa, with slightly sweet white chocolate sandwiched between the two biscuits. The design of the biscuits surface represents snowflakes falling from the night sky.
The name and the package also represents Hokkaido’s snowing climate, which makes it a special piece. If you want something that perfectly represents Hokkaido, this is what you need.
Name: Yukiya konko(Falling Snow)
Great for a souvenir from Hokkaido, the last product is Fukutaro’s “Hogaja”. Popular among people that enjoy seafood, this is a rice cracker that is hard baked. Made from a texture that is mixed with fresh octopus and cod roe, it is a delightful piece. The crunchy will make you want to say “Just one more and I’ll finish” over and over again.
Besides seafood flavor, there is also cheese, bacon salmon flavor and many more. A good snack to buy, if you want a lot of flavors of the same thing.
Price: 16bags×2 pieces(32 pieces) for 1,296yen
Let’s buy a lot of tasty souvenirs from Hokkaido!
What do you think? Hokkaido really does have a lot of tasty goods, so it is difficult what to choose from. Please use this information and bring home the best souvenir.
A lot of people get all busy at the airports from buying souvenirs, but please be careful. There are a lot of souvenir stores, therefore there are a ton of products and goods too. Checking what you want in advance is essential. If you don’t, your flight might be taking by the time you know what to buy!