Trivia: What are some popular sakura-flavored treats?

Mar 29, 2021

Q.

What are some popular sakura-flavored treats?

A.

Japanese people love spring, especially seeing sakura (cherry blossoms) which symbolize a new beginning.

Around March after Valentine’s Day, companies will start making sakura flavored snacks and drinks. Starbucks comes up with a sakura-themed drink every year, and when you go to a convenience store you will see all kinds of sakura flavored chocolates and cookies like KitKat and Pocky. If you go to a cafe, they will even have unique dishes like sakura pancakes and sakura lattes as a seasonal dessert!

The most famous sakura flavored sweet in Japan is called sakura mochi. Mochi (pounded rice) is wrapped with salted sakura leaf, and is a Spring delicacy to welcome the new season.

While all of these sweets and drinks look Instagram-ready as they’re very cute and pink, they have a subtle flavor. The enjoyable parts are the color and the smell, and taste-wise, you will get a hint of cherry and a lot of sweetness.

How’d you do?

Leave a comment, then hit the share buttons below to test your network!

 

Free Guide: 25 Resources to Transition You to Living in Tokyo

Get pointed in the right direction to the info and networks you need to live your best life. Drop your details below!

Spam-free zone!

Trivia: When you exchange business card with your client, what shou...

Jul 18, 2022

Trivia: What are many Japanese women told when growing up about how...

Jul 04, 2022

Trivia: Are Taxis in Japan Trustworthy?

Jun 20, 2022