I feel like I’ve eaten more white chocolate in the last month than I have in the last 5 years. It’s so much better than I remember it! I got this very inspired daifuku while I was hiking in Dazaifu and brought it home with me. It’s hōjicha (toasted green tea) flavoured bean paste with a soft, sweet ball of white chocolate in the center. Worth doing another round of hiking in Dazaifu to have again, no question, it was absolutely phenomenal.
Another unbelievable wagashi from Tugi, this time their classic ‘Black’ flavour, which is creamy chocolate, wrapped in red bean paste with walnuts and dusted with coconut. Served chilled with some iced matcha on a summer day is pretty alright. Everything about Tugi is really breathtaking, even their packaging.
I am one of the most fortunate and lucky people I know, particularly in the realm of care packages. My family sends me packages that are the stuff of dreams, and the most recent one was no exception! My mom made her own mint patties and peanut butter cups! They were so yummy and funny and cute. A nice change from my usual afternoon snack.