I just wrote about a cool online retailer named Bokksu, which supplies some of the most popular Japanese Kit Kat flavours right to us here in Canada! One of the most popular gift Kit Kats from Japan is definitely their Sake Kit Kat bars.
So what are Sake Kit Kats? These premium Kit Kat bars for adults contain actual sake – that delicious Japanese rice drink that is made by fermenting rice. Sake is an important part of Japanese culture, and the serving of it is often ceremonial, where the sake is warmed gently before serving.
OR…you can have your Sake in Kit Kat form! Sake lovers will love that their favourite candy bar comes in this delicious flavour that does indeed contain real sake. Please keep in mind that these candy bars are for adults, and not for children, as they contain alcohol. We disovered three unique Sake flavors that we wanted to share with you.
Kit Kat Yogurt Sake bars are truly luxurious. This bar is flavoured with real yogurt sake, produced at Niizawa Brewery in Miyaga Prefecture. Nestle Japan came up with this new flavour to celebrate this beverage. $20.00 for 9 pieces. (Premium)
Japanese Kit Kat – Sakura Nihonshu Sake Kit Kat bars – Sakura sake is a traditional springtime drink in Japan! Why? Because it is light and delicious with a light floral overtone. The wafers in this bar are lightly salted to offset the sweetness – a perfect balance. Contains actual sake, and 0.07% alcohol content in each bar. $12.00 for 12 pieces.
Japanese Sake Kit Kats – “Japan Sake” – The first of Nestle Japan’s foray into premium sake Kit Kats, these bars are made with real sake from a renowned sake brewery in Toyama. Made with Masuizumi sake. Contains a full 0.4% alcohol content per bar, so eat responsibly please! $20.00 for 9 pieces (Premium)
Your love of Kit Kats, chocolate, and Japanese sake can all be satisfied with these delicious bars. Bokksu ships to Canada, so have fun shopping for and tasting these premium Sake bars. Enjoy!
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Right now on Amazon.ca there is an excellent sale on a 16 pack box of Larabars. And we are talking the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars. My faaaaavourite!!! For a 16 pack the sale price is only $13.97, or only $0.87 a bar. This is a great price! My trick is trying to wait until Larabars are a maximum of $1 each and then I’ll buy. But $0.87 each is a really good deal.
Perfect for stashing in a lunch box, or even as a quick breakfast. I can attest to this, because my simple breakfast while working on the blogs is often a Larabar and homemade latte! If you love Larabars, stock up while they’re on sale.
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Bokksu is one of the most popular retailers of delicious Japanese foods and snacks, and thankfully all of those goodies are available in Canada! If you love Japanese food – or know someone who does – this makes an awesome gift item. Bokksu is well known for their subscription boxes of Japanese snack foods. Yum! These are authentic Japanese foods and snacks, and all shipped directly from Japan to Canada (or to 70 other countries around the world!)
Here are just some of the best deals available on their website right now:
Savoury Sesame Biscuits by Smile Harvest – Buttery, crispy and a bit salty, these biscuits have it all! White sesame seeds are baked into each and every one of these yummy biscuits. $12.00 for 16 individual packs.
Buy Mochi online from Bokksu
Japanese Kurumi Walnut Mochi– 13 pieces in each box – $8.00 a box – a delicious umami flavour is created by blending chopped walnuts in the mochi, along with a lightly flavoured soy sauce. Deliciously salty and sweet!
Japanese Kit Kat Bars
Japan has the best, quirkiest and coolest flavours of Kit Kat candy bars! These are varieties you’ll just never find over here in Canada or in the US. Just look at the amazing flavours of Kit Kat chocolate bars that Bokksu is currently stocking:
Cheesecake Kit Kat bars– Anything cheesecake, and I’m there already waiting with an oversized fork. Package of 12 for $12.00.
Citrus Mint Kit Kat – Like a cool glass of minty lemonade! With wafer cookies. Delicious! Package of 12 for $12.00
Premium Sake Kit Kats– A luxurious chocolate bar, created with real premium sake! A slight fruity taste, with that little astringency you’d expect from a dry sake. Contains 0.4% alcohol in each bar; an intensely flavoured bar for true sake lovers. 9 pieces for $20.00. (We liked the idea of these Sake bars so much that we devoted an entire article to them, and two other Sake varieties!)
Raspberry Otona no Amasa Kit Kat bars – Coated in a raspberry coating, and with bits of freeze dried raspberries blended into the filling – these are a new Kit Kat flavour that raspberry lovers will enjoy.
Japanese Snacks on Sale
Of course, we love nothing better than a sale around here! So here is what Bokksu is currently offering – at up to 50% off! Stock up on these specials while they’re still available.
Kabukiage Uma Kara Spicy Fried Rice Crackers– Was $2.00 a bag – 50% off – Now $1.00 a bag. These are coated in soy sauce and a little bit of spicy red pepper – perfect if you like a little kick of spice, but nothing too spicy. (But if you’re super sensitive to spicy food, this probably still isn’t the snack for you!)
Sayaendo Green Pea Refreshing Chips– Was $2.00 a bag – 50% off – Now $1.00 a bag (These are made by Calbee, who make my favourite pea Harvest Snaps! I loooove those things, so I’ll bet these chips are equally delicious.)
Sign up to receive your favorite Japanese snacks every month! For new Bokksu subscribers only. Get an awesome box full of all your favorite snacks and Japanese teas – all authentic, and all directly from Japan. Promo code activated by clicking link below:
I don’t know about the rest of you bargaineers, but the way we have grocery shopped has changed in a very big way. Now, rather than visiting a few different stores a week, we really tend to shop at only one store – and right now, that store is Save On Foods here in Calgary, Alberta.
Why Shop at Save On Foods during the Covid-19 pandemic?
We’ve tried a few other supermarkets during the pandemic, and we keep coming back to our local Save On. Why? We find it’s the slowest – as in, the fewest people in the store when we go to shop. (It does help that we go first thing in the morning – at 8 AM. Save On Foods does have shopping hours for seniors starting at 7, but we’re not that age yet, so we are sure to be ready to shop when it’s our opening time of 8:00.) And, the less busy the store is – the safer we feel!
The Save On we go to is relatively small, so the husband and I split the store between us and each have a shopping list accoring to what areas we’ll each visit. Then, our shopping trips are super quick and efficient and we get everything we need for the week in only about 15 minutes or so!
Maybe a lot of you are using delivery grocery services right now, or pick up grocery services like PC Express at Superstore. How have your experiences been using these? We weren’t too pleased with our PC Express experience, which was really too bad as we’d love to order online and just pick up. But, for now – Save On is working well for us!
Please note that these deals last until May 13. On May 14, there will be a lovely new Save on flyer! (And this flyer is for Western Canada. And, due to the ongoing pandemic, Save-on Foods is limiting quantities on certain products, especially high-demand products. Just a heads-up for you guys.)
Save On Foods – Deals on Groceries this Week
6 inch strawberry cake $9.99 (Freshly made in the bakery)
Aji guacamole mix – 2 for $4.00 (70 ml size bags)
Atlantic salmon fillets or Steelhead $2.00/100 grams
Avocadoes, fresh – 3 for $5.00
Blackberries – 170 gram packs – $2.99 each AND 300 bonus points when you buy 2
Blueberries, fresh – 170 gram packs – $2.99 each AND 300 Bonus points when you buy 2
Boneless, skinless fresh chicken breasts – FAMILY PACKS – $5.99/lb
Chicken breast, marinated, boneless and skinless $4.99 each (Selected varieties available) At the meat department counter.
Chicken drumsticks by Western Family brand – Fully cooked and frozen – 700 or 900 gram boxes – $7.99 each
Chicken thighs, fresh $1.89/lb or $4.17/kg
Chicken wings, marinated $0.50 each (At the meat department counter)
Cod, potato crusted fillets$2.99 per 100 grams (At the meat and fish department)
Country Harvest bread – 570 g or 600 g – $2.49 each
Deli side dishes and specialty salads – Yummy looking salads including a new one called Chickberry Salad. Made in store. $1.99/100 grams
Ferrero Rocher chocolate boxes – Selected varieties – 156 or 200 gram packages $6.99 each
Just a cool side note here – in their flyer, Save On says that you can redeem your MORE Rewards points for any of the dozens of different gift cards they carry! This includes Apple gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, and Amazon gift cards, too. An Amazon gift card right now would be an AWESOME gift for someone!
Save On Foods Fresh Bakery Sale Items this week – bread and more!
Fresh baked gourmet muffins – made in the bakery in store – Assorted varieties $4.99 for a 6 pack. (All kinds of favourite flavours – like lemon poppyseed, blueberry muffins and chocolate chip muffins. Yummers!)
Silver Hills bread – Assorted varieties, such as Sprouted Power bread – 600 or 615 gram loaves $3.99 each OR only $3.49 each for the first 1 if you download My Offers
Western Family bagels – $3.29 for a 6 pack of bagels
Western Family English muffins – $2.99 for a 6 pack and get 300 bonus points when you buy 2 packs!
White bread loaves or 100% whole wheat bread – baked fresh in store – Sale price $1.69 each (Great price on fresh bread, bargaineers.)
Save on Foods Deli Specials and Sales this Week
Boursin cheese, 150 grams Sale price $5.99 or $4.49 for the first one if you download My Offers app
Cathedral City extra mature cheddar cheese (Imported from the UK. Man, does this cheese ever sound delicious!) 200 grams for $7.99
Cathedral City mini cheddar cheese snacks – 120 gram bag of individually wrapped old cheddar cheese snacks $6.99 each
Genoa salami – Regular or hot – $3.99/100 grams
Grimm’s pepperoni – Honey garlic or original 600 gram packs $9.99 each AND if you buy 2 packs you get 1000 Bonus points
Rosemary ham or Tuscany ham $2.69/100 grams
Sushi rolls – made in store – 2 for $10.00 (Great idea for a quick and healthy supper)
Swiss gruyere cheese from Switzerland $5.49/100 grams
Last night, I heard a knock on our apartment door. I was sure I heard it, but then there was just silence. I thought I must’ve been imagining something. I do have a good imagination after all! Then, this morning when my husband was going to wander outside to take out the garbage (funny what constitutes an exciting outing nowadays!) he nearly tripped right over that telltale smiling brown box that meant a shipment from Amazon was here!
Yes, I do rely on Amazon groceries right now. We do our once a week grocery shop at local grocery stores, but I supplement this with some online grocery shopping. I used to get some supplies on Amazon anyway, so now when we’re stuck inside, it’s easy to order there occasionally.
Tips for Ordering Groceries on Amazon during coronavirus
There are some new tips for ordering online groceries through Amazon right now, in this unprecedented time in which we live.
Order quickly – Of course, you can still put an item into your Amazon shopping cart and hold it there until the next time you plan to place an order. But, I’ve discovered the hard way that doing that means the item might be out of stock by the time you’re ready to order! So, be quick and decisive when you really want something Amazon currently has available.
Order a little extra – No, there’s no need to hoard. But, if you are allowed to purchase multiples of an item you use all the time – let’s say granola bars – then buy those extra boxes of snacks while they’re available. You’ll be glad you did if they’re not available again for quite some time. (And sometimes – like our grocery deals of the day listed below, you have to order a minimum quantity. In this case, it’s 2 of each item.)
Check supplies on Amazon often – Even within the same day I’ve seen major changes in what grocery items are available. So, check a few times. Then, when you see what you need – order it! (As we already mentioned in #1, above!)
Be patient – Order times are longer right now, meaning it’ll usually take at least a few extra days to receive your parcel. Please be patient. I think of the Amazon workers and delivery drivers who are slogging through all of these additional orders, and my heart truly goes out to them. Be willing to wait longer to receive your orders. And then, be grateful when they arrive! (I sure am! And as I mentioned in our Should I Disinfect our Groceries? post, I wipe the box and all items inside down with a Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipe.)
Today’s Best Amazon Deals on Groceries – April 9, 2020
Like I mentioned above, snag these while they’re still available! Stock runs out quickly. (And sorry for the boring looking text only links – Amazon wasn’t allowing me to post pictures of the products for some reason! We are part of the Amazon Associates program. We will receive a small commission when you purchase groceries via our links. We thank you!)
PRANA is best known for their incredible packets of dark chocolate snacks. (Is it just me, or are we all especially excited to stock up on chocolate right now? I’m not lying when I say that chocolate even seems to be sneaking into my breakfast each day!) One of my favourites is their Algarve dark chocolate bark with almonds and sea salt. That small addition of the sea salt makes the combination the perfect balance between sweet and salty, and I keep dipping my hand into the bag for more!
#StayHome – Order Prana Chocolate online FREE Shipping with No Minimums
To ensure that you have a full chocolate stash to get you through this self-isolation, Prana is offering FREE shipping across Canada with absolutely no minimums. (I think this is one of the best shipping bargains I’ve come across yet!) So, load up on a few bags of their delicious snacks. Beyond chocolate, you’ll find organic trail mixes, dried fruit, nuts, and even nut butters. (This can be a handy place to order nut butter right now, if your local grocery store stock is still gone.) Their nut butters are: almond butter, pistachio nut butter, and hazelnut butter. (YUM!)
Prana’s online store remains OPEN for business. They are considered an essential business, because they sell food. Definitely pop by and take advantage of their generous shipping offer. Stay home, bargaineers, and stay safe. And add a little dark chocolate to your life, just because.