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Review: The Japanese Snack Masterpiece Born in Kobe

by Shigeki Abe August 09, 2015

Japanese snack review kobe fugetsudo bouchee

Kobe Fugetsudo has been making Japanese snacks for over 120 years. They are one of the most famous premium Japanese snack makers, and everything they make is super delicious. (Read the review for another one of their snacks – Simosan) They just came out with a new snack called, “Kobe Bouchee”. Let’s take a look to see how it is.

Japanese snack review Kobe fugetsudo bouchee


In typical Kobe Fugetsudo fashion, these snacks are packaged nicely. The transparent window in the packaging shows the tasty snack inside. The design retains its premium look, but has a playful feel to it too. We bought a pack of 5 snacks, but you can get these in packs of up to 12.

Japanese snack review kobe fugetsudo bouchee


Kobe Fugetsudo’s description of the Bouchee is “A masterpiece of sweets flavor born in Kobe.” And “masterpiece” is right. From the moment you open the packaging, you are welcomed with the soft sweet scent of fresh cream and rum-soaked raisins.

The fluffy buns sandwiching the cream and raisins are slightly firm on the outside but fluffy and airy like pillows. The bun is also covered in both crystalized and powdered sugar, giving it a slight sweetness.

The cream inside is vanilla rum flavored and similar to what’s found in the Simosans. It’s a bit less dense and has less of a rum flavor, but is still very good. The raisins were tender and flavorful. My only complaint is that I wish there was a bit more cream inside. The ratio of bun, to raisin, to cream was a bit off. My friend, however, thought it was a perfect balance of texture and flavor.

Kobe Fugetsudo Bouchee Japanese snack review

TLDR:Kobe Fugestudo has done it again. This Japanese snack is delicious with unique flavors you can't find easily. 

Check out more mouth-watering Japanese snacks!

Shigeki Abe
Shigeki Abe

Founder of Snakku; Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki has always traveled and explored the world through food.

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