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Japan has a traditional culture of enjoying tea called “sadou,” or what is well known as the tea ceremony.

From there, a type of tea called “matcha” is highly enjoyed due to its bittersweet taste.

In Japan, that matcha is used in snacks for its taste and its pretty, deep green color.

If you come to Japan, what about getting some matcha snacks as souvenirs? Here are 20 to choose from.

1. Pocky Wagokoro – Uji Matcha

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This snack is composed of a crunchy pretzel made with Uji Matcha and wrapped in soft chocolate for an enjoyable combination of textures.

2. Kit Kat – Matcha

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Pocky is a famous chocolate snack where the outside of a pretzel is coated with chocolate. However, in this one, the outside is coated with matcha-flavored chocolate.

3. Choco Curl – Matcha 

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This snack uses crunchy, light corn covered in plenty of matcha-flavored chocolate.

4. Apollo – Matcha 

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This bite-sized chocolate snack was named after the Apollo spaceship. The matcha flavored Apollo is primarily sold in the Kansai region.

5. Poporon – Matcha

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This snack is inspired by cream puffs, and uses Uji matcha custard cream wrapped in a cocoa shell. You can definitely taste the richness of the Uji matcha.

6. Pocky – Kasane Matcha 

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This baked snack uses first-grade tea that was ground in a millstone for the highest quality bittersweet flavor. The bittersweet matcha mixed with sweet chocolate for the coating combines perfectly for a refined taste.

7. OREO – Matcha Latte

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The bitter chocolate OREO cookie and the bittersweet matcha cream come together to make a crunchy cookie sandwich.

8. Country Ma’Am – Matcha Purin 

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This moist cookie can only be bought in the Kansai region, and is a collaboration with Kyoto’s Kyou no Omatcha Purin. The cookie was made with white chocolate cips and Uji Matcha kneaded into the dough.

9. Puchi Choco Chips – Matcha

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This bite-sized cookie is made with matcha powder and chocolate chips kneaded into the dough.

10. Alfort – Matcha 

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This snack is made with a bittersweet chocolate biscuit using Uji Matcha. The fragrance of the matcha will envelope your tastebuds.

11. Take no Kono Sato – Matcha Milk 

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This bamboo shoot-shaped snack offers a deep taste and slight bitternes due to its matcha milk chocolate that uses Uji matcha.

12. Kinoko no Yama – Matcha Milk 

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The bittersweet matcha flavor plus milk in this mushroom-shaped snack creates an easy to eat bite.

Kinoko no Yama is a popular snack that people of all ages enjoy.

13. collon – Matcha Milk

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This bite-sized snack is made with an aromatic green tea whipped cream surrounded by a crunchy waffle. The moment you put it in your mouth, the flavor and fragrance overwhelms your senses.

14. DARS – Uji Matcha

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You can taste the Uji matcha inside the chocolate. This bittersweet, melt-in-your-mouth is a refined snack.

15. Chiroru Choko – Matcha Mochi 

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This is a bite-sized matcha flavored chocolate snack that’s wrapped in a cute package. There’s almost no bitterness, so it’s a very easy to eat snack.

16. chococo – Rich Matcha

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This matcha cookie is decorated with chocolate sauce. The bittersweet matcha and the sweet chocolate melts in your mouth.

17. Shall we? Excellent – Fragrant Matcha Cookie

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The fragrance of the roasted macadamia nuts and the rich taste of the Tsujiri matcha are a superb match.

18. Chocopie – Luxurious Matcha

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With matcha cream inside fluffy matcha cake, you can enjoy the crispy texture of this chocolate-coated pie.

19. Waori Matcha

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Using bittersweet matcha from Nishio, Aichi, this baked sweet covers the cookie with a sweet chocolate to create a refined snack aimed towards adults.

20. Rich Matcha Chocolate 

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This chocolate bar uses fragrant, first-grade tea in order to create the richest flavor possible.

 

These snacks with matcha taste are sold in places like convenience stores or supermarkets, so please try searching for them when you come to Japan!

 

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