These adorable hamster-shaped monaka will make a great gift, or maybe just a snack for yourself

Originally published on Sora News by Dale Roll

Plus, they’re super customizable!

Japan has no shortage of delicious traditional sweets, and one of the most popular is the monaka. A sandwich-style sweet composed of red bean paste between two wafers, this simple but tasty treat is a classic of Japanese confections.

The simplicity of the design also lends itself to being easily turned into cute shapes, as evidenced by the adorable hamster-shaped monaka from 129-year-old Kyoto Confectionary Aoki Kouetsudo.

These super-cute monaka snacks are designed in collaboration with Kyoto-based product design company 2ji. They’re the build-it-yourself kind–which is best because that keeps the wafer nice

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