A favorite souvenir (omiyage) from Japan is Shiroi Koibito, which roughly translates into "White Sweetheart." It is white chocolate sandwiched between two milk biscuits and a delight for those who have sweet teeth like me. The first time I tasted one of these sandwiches were back in the mid 1990s when an old friend brought a box as omiyage or pasalubong on his first trip home since leaving for Japan to take up graduate studies. He mentioned that it was a popular souvenir that people got when they went to Hokkaido and that it was his first time to see it sold at the JR Tokyo Station so he made sure he brought some home. It was good so I don't think the contents lasted til the next day.
|A box of Shiroi Koibito from Sapporo, Japan|
|Details on the chocolate including ingredients and where its made (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan). The expiration date is also indicated in the box.|
|A look inside the box reveals the individually packaged goodies and a nice preview of what to expect inside each pack.|
|There are different box sizes corresponding to the number of sandwiches (and the number of people whom you thought would enjoy the pasalubong). This is the smallest box with 16 pieces.|