12 Famous Hokkaido Sweets Perfect for Souvenirs
Thanks to the many dairy farms in Hokkaido, there are many sweets that use milk, butter, cheese, and azuki beans. Here are some treats perfect for souvenirs that you can only find in Hokkaido.
Sep 14 2015 (Sep 09 2020)
1. Rokkatei Yuki Yakonko
This snack, made of white chocolate sandwiched between two cocoa biscuits, was designed with snow in mind, making it perfect for Hokkaido. The bittersweet chocolate and the sweet white chocolate works well together. There are twenty days between the production date and the expiration date, so it's one of the longest-keeping items Rokkatei offers, making it perfect for a souvenir.
Rokkatei Shin-Chitose Airport Lobby
2nd Floor towards security gate C
※It is also sold at every department store in Sapporo as well as Rokkatei stores.
2. Kitakaro Kaitaki Okaki (Shiraoi Kojouhama Tarako Flavor)Yuko Hara / Flickr
Kitakaro, a company that has its main offices in Sunagawa, offers this popular snack Kaitaku Okaki. It's not just a midday snack, it's also godo as a snack to go with liquor, so it's a treat that men like as well. Their latest flavor, Shiraoi Kojouhama Tarako, is so addicting you won't be able to stop. It's reasonably priced and keeps well so it's great as a souvenir.
Kitakaro Daimaru Sapporo
Daimaru Sapporo B1F, 4 Chome-7 Kita 5 Jounishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 大丸札幌店Ｂ1F
※Also sold in Sapporo Mitsukoshi and Marui Imai Sapporo's basement.
3. Morimoto Hokkaido Pound Cake
This pound cake uses lots of fresh Hokkaido cream. Inside the fluffy sponge cake is a rich whipped cream filling, making it a great melt-in-your-mouth treat. You can take it home packaged in dry ice so how about buying it on the last day of your trip to bring a piece of Hokkaido home with you?
Morimoto Esta Store
Esta B1, 2 Chome Kita 5 Jounishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, HokkaidoB1
※It's also sold in stores outside of Sapporo.
4. Kinotoya Kurosengoku Florentines
This florentine biscuit uses Hokkaido black soybeans (kurodaizu). Kurosengoku daizu were first cultivated in the beginning of the Showa era (1926-1989), but after a while the plants were driven almost to extinction. After that, thanks to the work of volunteers, the plants managed to make a come-back and now they're sold as high-class daizu. The crunchy texture and the fragrance of the beans makes this a very delicious snack.
Kinotokya Marui Imai
Marui Imai Sapporo Honten Odori Building 2F, 2 Chome Minami 1 Jonishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
※Also sold in Shin-Chitose Airport, Daimaru Sapporo, and Mitsukoshi.
5. Letao Naigara
This white chocolate treat uses Niagara grapes from Hokkaido. Letao is famous for their cheesecake but this candy is also recommended. The gummy texture will help spread the refreshing grape fragrance to every corner of your mouth. It's also delicious chilled.
Letao Domestic Terminal 2F
Shin-Chitose Hokkaido, Domestic Terminal 2F, Bibi Chitose, Hokkaido
※Also sold in Daimaru Sapporo.
6. Ryugetsu Sanporoku
This baumkuchen was created in the image of wood using white and milk chocolate to coat the exterior. Inside the package is a small knife that looks like a saw so that you can enjoy even plating the treat. It won an award at a world candy contest so you know that everyone can appreciate its deliciousness.
Mitsukoshi Sapporo B2F, 3 Chome Minami 1 Jounishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
※Also sold at Ryugetsu stalls in department stores throughout Sapporo.
7. Amatou Marron Coron
This biscuit is made of three layers and is coated with chocolate. It's been more than 50 years since it began selling and has stayed a popular product since. There are four flavor variations: cheese, almond, cacao, and walnut. You can buy a few different flavors to compare at home.
2 Chome-16-3 Inaho Otaru-shi, Hokkaido
※It's also sold in the store in Sapporo Station by the north exit as well as the Shin-Chitose Airport ANA Fest.
8. Mitsuboshi Yoitomake
This roll cake made with honeysuckle jam is one of Mitsuboshi's best-selling products. The outside is coated with the jam so it's been introduced on television as Japan's hardest to eat snack, but the taste is top-class. The sweet castella cake and the sweet and sour jam work together perfectly.
Mitsuboshi Co-op Lucy
18 Chome-5-35 Sakaedori, Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
※Sold at Co-ops throughout Sapporo.
9. Snaffles Cheese Omelettecozymax/Flickr
This cake uses a lot of Hokkaido cheese. It has a texture like a souffle so it's a melt-in-your-mouth treat. The main store is in Hakodate but there are branches in Sapporo and if you tell them it's a souvenir they'll wrap it in a refrigerated package so you can buy it on your way home from your trip. Definitely try the maple or the chocolate flavors.
Pastry Snaffles Sapporo Odori
3 Chome Odorinishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
※You can also buy it in Shin-Chitose Airport.
10. Ishiya Confectionery iGateau
This is a baked sweet from Ishiya Confectionery, the same company that makes the famous Shiroi Koibito. It's a madeleine-like treat that uses butter, white chocolate, and cheese powder all kneaded together, then it's baked until the outside is crisp and fragramt. The white chocolate flavor is strong so it's perfect with coffee or black tea. It keeps for a few days so it's perfect as a souvenir.
Ishiya Confectionary Sapporo Odorinishi Building 4
Sapporo Odorinishi Building 4 1F, 4 Chome-6-1 Odorinishi Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
※Also sold in every department store in Sapporo.
11. Yuraku Shiroi Black Thunder
This is a limited, Hokkaido version of that representative of all Japanese chocolate sweets, Black Thunder. In the Shiroi (white) version, the outside is coated with white chocolate made with Hokkaido milk. The ingredients are higher quality than those used in the regular Black Thunder and its appearance is also full of impact. What about picking it up as a souvenir?
Marui Imai Kita Kitchen Shin-Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal 2F
※Also sold at Marui Imai Sapporo's Kita Kitchen.
12. Royce' Popcorn Chocolate
This treat is popcorn that's been covered with a ton of chocolate. The outside coating also includes candied almonds so it's extremely crunchy. The balance between salty and sweet is perfect and when you add the fragrance of the almonds, it becomes a treat that's addicting. It's perfect as a souvenir.
Royce' Shin-Chitose Airportロイズ
Shin-Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal 2F
※Also sold at Daimaru Sapporo and Tokyu Department store.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.