List of 100 Japanese Sweets

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In this article we will see some Japanese sweets and different ways of pronouncing sweets and treats in the Japanese language. We will also meet some popular Japanese snacks and sweets Dagashi, and a complete list of sweets in Japanese.

Famous Japanese sweets and their flavors

Everyone knows that Japan is full of sweets and snacks of countless different flavors and varieties. Several flavors and limited editions are created almost daily. Some sweets have been hugely successful, and have survived among these thousands of tasty inventions. In this article we will see the main sweets known in Japan.

Most of the Japanese snacks and sweets below fall into the category dagashi [駄菓子] which literally means cheap sweets that can be found in small candy stores or convenience stores.

  • Wasabeef - わさビーフ - Potato with wasabi and meat flavor;
  • Collon cream - A biscuit filled with cream, and with that strange name ..;
  • Every Burger - Chocolate chip cookies that look like small hamburgers;
  • Poifull - Fruit flavored jelly beans;
List of 100 Japanese sweets
  • Pucca - Cookies with a chocolate filling in the form of fish;
  • Green Gum - The name says it all, green gum;
  • Crunky Popjoy - Chocolate stuffed with crispy rice;
  • Sweetie Gum - A sweet bullet ..;
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  • Chelsea - Classic hard candies;
  • Kani Pan - Crab-shaped bread;
  • Dars - square chocolate;
  • Kinoko no Yama - Literally “mushroom mountain”, a chocolate covered cookie delight;
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  • Jagariko They are potatoes flavored with cheese and vegetables;
  • Chokobi - Star-shaped chocolate from the anime Shin-chan;
  • Hi Chew - Chewable candy with fruit flavor;
  • Koalas March  - Koala cookies with various fillings;
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  • Pinky - Small spicy candies;
  • Baby Star Ramen  Pasta-shaped snacks;
  • Bisuko - Classic Japanese biscuit;
  • Tohato Caramel Corn - Caramelized corn chips;
List of 100 Japanese sweets
List of 100 Japanese sweets
  • Tiroru - They are classic chocolate squares, have dozens of flavors and seasonal varieties;
  • Milky  - Flavored milk and caramel candies;
  • Gari Gari Kun - A famous brand of ice cream with several different flavors;
  • Umaibo - A different type of snack of various flavors;
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  • Ghana Chocolate - Popular brand of slightly dark chocolate;
  • Choco Baby - Small candies made of chocolate;
  • Apollo - Chocolate that mixes strawberry and milk with chocolate in the form of a space capsule;
  • Choco Ball - Chocolate with crunchy, strawberry or peanut filling;
  • Pocky - They are covered with chocolate. Very popular in Japan;

Did you like our short list of Japanese dagashi sweets?

List of 100 Japanese sweets

Different ways to speak Sweets in Japan

In the Japanese language there are many words that have or refer to the same meaning in Portuguese and vice versa. Let's look at the different ways of saying “candy”In Japanese and also the name of some categories and sweets in general.

KanjiKanaRomajiMeaning / Notes
甘いあまいLoveIt means Sweet, and it can refer to the sweet taste.
あまLoveIt also means sweet, but is no longer used, only in Chinese.
 キャンディKyandiAn Americanized version of candy written in katakana.
 飴 あめLoveSpecifically it means candy, or candy like that.
 飴玉 あめだまAmedamaSweets in general, specifically candies or round candies
 お菓子 おかしOkashiSweets made in confectionery or confectionery / Or Confectionery and Confectionery
 乾菓子 ひがしHigashiDry sweets made in confectioneries
 有平糖 アルヘイとう、ありへいとうAruheitōBonbons or candies made from sugar or caramel
 砂糖菓子 とうSatō kashiConfectionery or sugar products (or confectionery)
金平糖こんぺいとうKompeitōis a type of Japanese candy, candy or confectionery of Portuguese origin.
糖菓とうToukaSweets, sweets / confectionery
綿飴わたあめWata loveCotton Candy
駄菓子だはしDagashiCheap Sweets
 チョコレートChokorētoChocolate
飴細工あめざいくAmezaikuHandmade candy
 グミGumiGum
もちMochiSweet made of rice
糖蜜とうみつTōmitsuHoneydew, Molasses
 和菓子 わがしWagashiTraditional Japanese confectionery / traditional sweets
  ガムGamububble gum
  ロリポップRoripoppu Lollipop (origin of the English lollipop)
List of 100 Japanese sweets

List of sweets in Japanese

Now let's share a list of sweets in Japanese. They are very popular sweets abroad, in the West, United States and Japan. We will also leave the name of the sweets in English to help identify them.

We will learn the meaning, how to write and translate different sweets, cakes, chocolates, ice cream and others. The list doesn't have that many japanese traditional sweets, these are Western sweets, most often written in katakana.

PortugueseEnglishJapanesePortuguese
sour (lozenges)tartタルト taruto 
sweet potatosweet potatoスイートポテト suītopoteto 
baumkuchenbaumkuchenバームクーヘン bāmukūhen 
bavaroabavaroaババロア babaroa 
cookieshortcakeショートケーキ shōtokēki 
Sconemuffinマフィン mafin 
Sconecupcakeカップケーキ kappukēki 
fruit cakefruit cakeフルーツケーキ furūtsukēki 
pound cakepound cakeパウンドケーキ paundokēki 
cheese cakecheesecakeチーズケーキ chīzukēki 
Marble cakemarble cakeマーブルケーキ māburukēki 
cream pumpcream puffシュークリームshūkurīmu 
chocolate bonbonbonbon chocolatボンボンショコラ bonbonshokora 
Brigadeirotruffleトリュフ toryufu 
chocolate shellchocolate shellシェルチョコレート sheruchokorēto 
chocolate green teagreen tea chocolate抹茶チョコレート matcha chokorēto 
whipwhipホイップ hoippu 
bitter chocolatebitter chocolateビターチョコレート bitāchokorēto 
milk chocolatemilk chocolateミルクチョコレート mirukuchokorēto 
White chocolatewhite chocolateホワイトチョコレート howaitochokorēto 
almond chocolatealmond chocolateアーモンドチョコレート āmondochokorēto 
blueberry chocolateblueberry chocolateブルーベリーチョコレート burūberīchokorēto 
sweet chocolatesweet chocolateスイートチョコレート suītochokorēto 
dark chocolatedark chocolateダークチョコレート dākuchokorēto 
strawberry chocolatestrawberry chocolateストロベリーチョコレート sutoroberīchokorēto 
pistachio chocolatepistachio chocolateピスタチオチョコレート pisutachiochokorēto 
black chocolateblack chocolateブラックチョコレート burakkuchokorēto 
churrochurroチュロス churosu 
confetticonfettiコンフェッティ konfetti 
chocolate creamcream chocolateクリームチョコレート kurīmuchokorēto 
creamycreamyクリーミー kurīmī 
crepe millmill crapeミルクレープ mirukurēpu 
drageedrageeドラジェ pain 
eclaireclairエクレア ekurea 
ganacheganacheガナッシュ ganasshu 
gateau au chocolatgateau au chocolatガトーショコラ gatōshokora 
jellyjellyゼリー zerī 
brown gracebrown graceマロングラッセ bump 
orangeorangetteオランジェット oranjetto 
chocolate macaronmacaron chocolateチョコレートマカロン chokorētomakaron 
MadeleineMadeleineマドレーヌ madorēnu 
meltymeltyメルティー merutī 
millefeuillemillefeuilleミルフィーユ mirufīyu 
MousseMousseムース mūsu 
chocolate moussechocolate mousseチョコレートムース chokorētomūsu 
gateau operagateau operaガトーオペラ gatōopera 
Panna CottaPanna Cottaパンナコッタ pan'nakotta 
Panna Cotta Chocolatechocolate panna cottaチョコレートパンナコッタ chokorētopan'nakotta 
pancakepancakeパンケーキ pankēki 
chocolate parfaitchocolate parfaitチョコレートパフェ chokorētopafe 
pralinepralineプラリネ purarine 
puddingpuddingプリン purin 
chocolate puddingchocolate puddingチョコレートプリン chokorētopurin 
cream puddingcustard puddingカスタードプリン kasutādopurin 
burntbruleeブリュレ buryure 
realroyalロイヤル roiyaru 
richrichリッチ ritchi 
ricottaricottaリコッタ rikotta 
cake rollroll cakeロールケーキ rōrukēki 
donutsdonutsドーナッツ dōnattsu 
sachertortesachertorteザッハトルテ zahhatorute 
ice creamice creamアイスクリーム aisukurīmu 
chocolate ice creamchocolate ice creamチョコレートアイスクリーム chokorētoaisukurīmu 
soufflesouffleスフレ suffuse 
TapiocaCrepeクレープ kurēpu 
tartathantartathanタルトタタン tarutotatan 
pumpkin piepumpkin pieパンプキンパイ panpukinpai 
caramel piecaramel tartキャラメルタルト kyaramerutaruto 
chocolate piechocolate tartチョコレートタルト chokorētotaruto 
raspberry tartraspberry pieラズベリーパイ razuberīpai 
fruits piefruit tartフルーツタルト furūtsutaruto 
Apple pieapple pieアップルパイ appurupai 
lemon meringue pielemon meringue pieレモンメレンゲパイ remonmerengepai 
WaffleWaffleワッフル waffuru 

Kanji used in Japanese sweets

There are thousands of sweets in Japanese, so you can't mention them all. Most of them use certain kanji to form the word, ideograms that sometimes separately have no use or mean something different. Let's see a list of them:

KanjiChinese reading “ON”Japanese reading “KUN” Meanings
 Sweets, cakes and fruits, caramels
チョウあめ、 もちSweets, confectionery
トウあめsugar, sweetened, sweets, candied candies
イ、 シあめ、 やしな.うSweets, rice pudding, jellies, candies
テンうま.い、 あま.いCandy
カンあま.い、 あま.える、 あま.やかす、 うま.いSweet, sugary, persuade, pamper, be content

It is worth remembering that sometimes kanji and sweet words like [甘] are used to represent feelings, actions, personalities as well as the term “sweet in Portuguese”.

Where to buy Japanese Sweets?

There are many Asian goods stores where you can buy ordinary Japanese sweets like pocky and pepero. I personally recommend those boxes of random sweets that are sent monthly to subscribers, shipping is free to Brazil and the cost benefit is higher.

I recommend Japan Candy Box that can be accessed by clicking here!

Finally, see a display of Japanese sweets that you can buy in Brazil (on the websites you can find more Japanese sweets):

Well, this was a short article, with the main purpose of saying the different forms and categories of Japanese sweets to increase your vocabulary.

I hope you enjoyed this list of Japanese sweets! If you want to see others japanese food, or traditional Japanese sweets like wagashi, just browse the cuisine categories on the Suki Desu website.

Learn how to make Traditional Japanese Wagashi Sweets

Before we close the article I would like to recommend Japanese Traditional Confectionery Wagashi course. Below we will leave an interview of Jornal da Tarde about the author of the course Cesar Yukio and his beautiful and delicious recipes:

If you want to make delicious Western sweets, Cesar also has the Yogashi Confectionery Course.

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