Kibi Welcome Box
Some of the items in this box were chocolates. As the weather is getting a bit warmer now, I would recommend cooling the chocolates in your fridge before eating.
Green Tea Milk Mochi
Mochi is pounded Japanese rice cakes, traditionally made by two people beating a blob of rice with large hammers. The blob has to be adjusted between strikes, and only the sense of rhythm of those making the mochi protects them from impacts. If you've never seen that in action, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmSrULDVRPc
This mochi is flavored with tea from Uji, a city on the southern outskirts of the city of Kyoto, known for its superior quality green tea. Besides mochi and green tea, it also contains milk, making the taste resemble the "macha milk" drink, which is like chocolate milk, except you use the powdered form of green tea (matcha) instead of cocoa.
When eating, please note that the plastic-like clear "wrapping" is actually made of rice, and is edible. So you don't need to peel it off.
Tyrol Matcha Mochi
The ingredients are similar to Green Tea Milk Mochi, except this one has chocolate as well. The mochi is more gummy in form and is all in the center, while the outer layer is made of green tea chocolate. The Japanese company took their name "Tyrol" from the state in western Austria with the same name, after the company representatives visited the state and were impressed by its beautiful nature.
Meiji Takenoko No Sato Chocolate Cream Biscuits
These were made for chocolate lovers. Normally, Takeno No Sato biscuits come with a plain cookie taste and a chocolate layer on top. This special limited edition version has dialed the chocolate level-up to 11. They come with a satisfying cookie crunch followed by two different sweet and heavy chocolate flavors.
Excavated Dinosaur Fossil Chocolate (4549660224556)
Everybody drop down to the floor and do the Dinosaur with these awesome novelty chocolates. Bandai, known for Gundam and videogames, has come out with this really fun candy inspired by dinosaur fossils. The "dirt" is made of a tasty rich dark chocolate with crunchy rice bits, while the "fossils" are made with delicious and smooth white chocolate. Can you excavate the whole dinosaur without breaking it?
Yes, this box of candy contains candy that is called "candy box". Confusing? Box your confusions and take the candy box out of the candy box and eat it. Recommended way to eat is to use the provided toothpick to go stabby on each little sweet. The tastes are apple, banana, cherry and orange, with starch powder on top.
This is a famous product from Hokkaido, the second largest island and northernmost prefecture of Japan. The text in the cover says "Famous Hokkaido product, best of Japan: Kibi Dango".
It is made from a traditional Japanese sweet called gyūhi, which is like mochi except softer. Gyūhi is flattened and then sweetened with starch, syrup and sugar.
The boy in the cover is Peach Boy, along with his monkey and talking dog friends. Peach Boy (Momotarō) is a Japanese folklore story about a boy who appears from inside a giant peach, and then goes on to fight evil. He is featured in the cover because in the story he eats this snack.
Girl Power Gummy
Gummies with a minty taste, also containing green tea extract. Small snack to cure your immediate hunger, while improving your breath as well. Suggested to be eaten right before a date with a hot guy.