Japanese Green Tea Cookies & 9 other Matcha Snacks to Die For!

Get fancy with Lotte’s green tea On Chocola

For another high-class matcha chocolate treat, try the On Chocola from Lotte. This is a chocolate bar with green tea and milk flavored crunchy chips. The chocolate base and matcha bits are both slightly bitter, but the bitterness is moderated by the sweet milky bits. The chocolate has a light and crispy texture with distinct chocolate and matcha flavors.

Green tea galbo mini

 

Galbo Mini are another chocolate available from Meiji. What makes these stand out is the outside coating is matcha, while the inside is a crunchy chocolate filling! Their lumpy green bean shapes are not the prettiest sweets in Japan (the land of pretty sweets) but the taste and texture of the crunchy chocolate is pretty good!

Haagen-Dazs green tea flavored ice-cream

The classic of green tea sweets, Haagen Dazs Green Tea Ice Cream is a favorite of Americans and Japanese alike. It has a creamy texture with a light matcha flavor. It is made with real green tea and other simple ingredients. When you combine the cool sweetness of the ice cream with the slight bitterness of the matcha, it is quite simply the most refreshing thing imaginable! Perfect for a Japanese summer day, when you arrive home drenched in sweat and still need to cool off after a shower, or after a delicious meal of sushi. Or anytime really – just not for breakfast, you’ll get a stomachache! (I may have tried this once in my study abroad days…)
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