Japanese food companies are aware of global trends in dieting, and aren’t shy to get in on whatever the latest craze related to eating is sweeping the world. Kanagawa company Chaya creates snacks geared towards those following a macrobiotic diet, with their granola and dessert sandwich offerings providing sweetness that will make you feel like you are cheating on your dietary restrictions!
For decades, Fukuoka sweet shop Ishimura has been creating treats using local ingredients that stand with any you would find in Japan. Part of what helps them standout is that they make both Japanese and foreign-born desserts well, offering a wider variety for people to enjoy. There’s something for everyone here.Continue reading
Collagen is a nutrient boasting a bounty of benefits, primarily by improving overall skin health and appearance. Okayama-based company Gohobi harvests collagen from fish and combines it with fruit flavors cultivated from farms in their home region to create tasty jelly treats loaded with health benefits. It’s a delicious way to improve one’s skin look.Continue reading
Chips have long been one of the best options for anyone looking to enjoy a snack between meals. Yet this crispy treat is rarely celebrated for its health qualities. An emerging trend in Japan and abroad, however, offers a slightly more body-positive experience. Vegetable chips have become a hit in the country, and are worth checking out wherever you are in the world.Continue reading
Mentaiko is a famous delicacy from the Kyushu region of Japan, which is salted pollock roe. It’s a savory treat enjoyed as part of many dishes and by itself. One mentaiko maker based out of the city of Fukuoka has gone the extra step, by combining the fishy flavoring with a favorite Japanese sweet, making for one of the more clever confections you’ll encounter in 2020.Continue reading