The Ultimate Japanese Snack Quiz explained: Find the correct answers here!

20 December 2018 by Jojo

Did you take our ultimate Japanese snack quiz? If you didn't score a 10 you can check out the correct answers of the quiz here!

1. What is this snack called?

The correct answer is: Umaibo! Umaibo is a popular Japanese dagashi, the Japanese word 'umai' means delicious and they sure are!

2. About how many Kit Kat flavors are there in Japan?

The correct answer is: over 300 flavors! Is that more than you had imagined? Only this year already flavors like rum-raisin, caramel-pudding, cookies&cream, strawberry cheesecake, chestnut and strawberry tiramisu (which you can get in January's box!) were released!

3. Which of these crazy ramune flavors exist?

The correct answer is: Cream Stew and Takoyaki! If you have watched our taste-testing video or read our blog post on the top 10 crazy ramune flavors you could have guessed this one easily.

4. Which of these drinks is not Japanese? (or Japan-exclusive)

The correct answer is: Schweppes Cream Soda! This drink often found at Asian supermarkets is originally from Hong Kong. Of course Calpis, Pocari Sweat and Suntory Pop are Japanese brands. Canada Dry Peach and Fanta Yuzu are Japan-exclusive.

5. When is Pocky day?

The correct answer is: November 11th! Wonder why? Pocky & Pretz Day(ポッキー&プリッツの日Pokkii & Purittsu no hi) is a Japanese marketing event that occurs on November 11 each year. The event uses the Glico products Pocky and Pretz, which are both long, thin biscuits, to represent the repeated number 1 in the numerical date (i.e. the 11th day of the 11th month). Ezaki Glico has depolyed an advertising campaign surrounding the date each year since 1999. Pocky & Pretz Day has been certified as a memorial day by the Japan Anniversary Association. (source wikipedia)

6. What is this snack called?

The correct answer is: Shimi Choco Corn! Without zooming in on the logo this question isn't that hard, or for those who can read Japanese! The famous star-shaped cookies are super popular in Japan and every now and then new flavors appear on the market.

7. Which of these are wagashi?

The correct answer are: Sakura Mochi and Dorayaki!

For those who are wondering: What is wagashi? You should check out this article about the top 10 wagashi! In short: traditional Japanese sweets not to be confused with dagashi. Middle right looks like dagashi but it's actually a nikuman: steamed bread filled with meat originally from China.

8. Which flavors are MOST popular for autumn snacks in Japan?

The correct answer is: Chestnut & Sweet potato. This one must have been easy to answer for those for ordered TokyoTreat's it's fall y'all November box! Even though you might occasionally find apple (pie) and caramel-flavored snacks they're not AS popular in Japan. Pumpkin is almost as popular as sweet potato but still the two flavors associated with fall most in Japan are sweet potato and chestnut (mont blanc).

Did you get most of the answers right or did you learn something new about Japanese snacks? Let us know in the comments what your result was!

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