Best Japanese Dagashi!

10 June 2019 by Sabrina

Dagashi is the name for cheap Japanese snacks. They usually cost less than 100 yen and maybe because of that, they’re super popular among children. Even though dagashi is cheap, you have to try them because they’re really delicious! It brings back memories of childhood and really gives that nostalgic feeling. We want to share with you some of the best dagashi in Japan. Ready to go back to our childhoods?

1. Umaibo

Umaibo is a Japanese classic. It’s a puffed corn snack that come in a variety of different flavours, from savoury to sweet. There are even region specific flavours too! It’s a very popular Japanese snack and it has a definite feeling of nostalgia. You’re sure to remember your childhood when you eat Umaibo. You can find Umaibo easily in supermarkets, 100 yen shops, and convenience stores. So, why not try a few Umaibo? It won’t cost much!

2. Konpeito

Another classic Japanese dagashi. This sweet snack is widely considered to be the oldest dagashi in Japan. It’s a star-shaped candy and come in many flavours and colors. Konpeito was first introduced to Japan by the Portuguese in 1546 and it immediately captured people’s attention (and sweet teeth!). You will be amazed by just how beautiful the Konpeito is. You might even think that it’s a shame to eat it, but believe me, you will never get enough of this Konpeito.

3. Tirol choco

Tirol choco is a bite-sized chocolate that has many varieties in their flavours. Unbelievably, Tirol choco has almost 383 flavours and it makes children (and adults) can’t make up their mind which of the different flavours of Tirol chocolate to try first. Are you ready to taste all of the flavors of Tirol choco? ԅ(♡﹃♡ԅ)

4. Baby Star Ramen

Who doesn’t know about this legendary Baby Star Ramen? It was exported across Asia, so for those of you who have lived in Asia, we know that you’ll have at least tried this Baby Star Ramen once. Baby Star Ramen has 3 shapes (Ramen, Dodekai Ramen, and Ramen Maru) and they’re equally delicious. Baby Star Ramen also has many varieties of flavors. Have you tried at least one of them?

5. Ramune candy

Ramune candy is a lemonade soda flavored candy snack that instantly melts in your mouth. The most famous Ramune candy is the Ramune candy produced by Morinaga. The candies are shaped like marbles and very popular amongst young children because of its simple, tasty flavour. Right now Ramune candy has a lot of different flavours, from cola to strawberry. You’ll love the fizzy sensation of this Ramune candy!

So how do you feel about Dagashi now? Have you ever tried any other kinds of famous dagashi? I’m sure if you’re subscribed to the Tokyo Treat box you’ll have already had the chance to try at least one of these snacks! (@ ̄ρ ̄@) Which one is your favourite? Or which one would you like to see more of? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see what we can do! We always appreciate your feedback after all!

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