Frequently Asked Question

What is wagashi?

Wagashi is a type of traditional Japanese confectionery that is typically made with natural ingredients such as sweetened bean paste, rice flour, and fruits. These sweets are often served with tea, and are known for their delicate, artful designs and subtle flavors. Wagashi comes in various shapes, colors, and textures, and is often served on special occasions, such as during tea ceremonies, seasonal festivals, and other traditional celebrations.

What are the benefits of having wagashi?

The benefits of eating wagashi are primarily related to the use of natural, wholesome ingredients and the cultural experience associated with enjoying these traditional Japanese sweets. Here are a few potential benefits:

Nutritious ingredients: Wagashi is often made with natural, wholesome ingredients such as red bean paste and fruits which provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Low in fat and calories: Many types of wagashi are low in fat and calories, which can make them a healthier choice compared to other types of desserts.

Artful designs: Wagashi is known for its delicate, artful designs and subtle flavors, which can enhance the visual and sensory experience of enjoying food.

Cultural experience: Eating wagashi can also provide a cultural experience, as these traditional Japanese sweets are often enjoyed as part of special occasions and events, such as tea ceremonies and festivals.

Do your products contain any food allergens?

Our wagashi is only made with natural ingredients such as sweetened bean paste, rice flour and flavouring ingredients as stated on the product like sakura, osmanthus and oolong.

How do I eat wagashi?

Wagashi are usually eaten along with green tea. There is also certain eating etiquette when it comes to eating wagashi, depending on the type of ceremony. In formal environments, wagashi will be served on small individual plates or in one big flat bowl holding confectionaries for multiple guests. 

Approximately how long is the shelf life of wagashi?

The shelf life of wagashi can vary depending on the specific type of sweet and the ingredients used. Generally, wagashi is best to be consumed within 3-5 days because it is made with fresh, natural ingredients and contains no preservatives.

How should I store my products?

Must be kept in refrigerator and do not expose it in room temperature more than 5 hours.  

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