Sunday, March 30, 2008

Japan Epilogue: Sapporo's Shiroi Koibito

Shiroi Koibito

I'm usually not much for sweets, but I do like this stuff. These featherlight little cookies are from Sapporo, where milk from local cows goes into the white chocolate that is sandwiched inside. And while we didn't go up to Hokkaido on this trip, I was surprised to find them for sale at Narita airport on the way out of the country (I'd only seen them in Sapporo previously).

I think I know why I like these so much. They are more rich than they are sweet, and the cookie portion appears to be made with a crapload of butter, if my palate read it correctly. No wonder why these things are so darned addictive.

8 comments:

Kng Suan said...

My mum said the exact same thing when she first tried it. There must be loads of butter in the cookie.

Anyway, there was a scandal with these cookies in August last year. Apparently, the manufacturer have been putting the later expiry dates on them than it should be and it was discovered and they pulled the entire range off the shelves for quite a while. Am glad to see them back in NRT again...

Touko said...

I really like reading your food blog so keep 'em posts coming! By the way, seeing how you like sandwiches, check out The Food Barn on the second floor of Caltex House sometime if you haven't yet.

Anonymous said...

these cookies are yummy. And i think i saw them being sold in this Japanese snack store at the basement of the Central mall. - blu

Anonymous said...

Hey were you guys at the Whispering man's just now?

Big Boys Oven said...

looks so desirable!

lynrei said...

i love those cookies and i think you can also get them in LA somewhere.

Anonymous said...

This was simply delicious !! I couldnt stop the moment I tried it (:

Shiroi Koibito said...

We are selling Shiroi Koibito in the US.
Please visit our website for more information.
http://www.guidea.com/Shiroikoibito/