These delicious raw sugar rice biscuits, made without any chemical seasoning, are the result of a much more rigorous process than one might expect. In order to obtain the best rice paste, Sakurado insists on certain points:
– the rice is grown under contract in Niigata and stored at low temperatures in a special warehouse. The rice is only taken out of the warehouse immediately before the paste is made, so that it is not exposed to air unnecessarily, to avoid oxidation and to keep its taste.
– the rice is steamed as whole grains and then pounded with a pestle, a technique that prevents the rice paste from containing too many air bubbles and makes it uniform and firm.
– carefully selected ingredients, such as Ako salt, a sun-dried salt that has preserved its traditional taste since the 17th century.
Winner of numerous awards at national confectionery exhibitions, Sakurado’s products combine high quality traditional manufacturing with the authentic taste of Niigata Prefecture.
Since its establishment in Shibata City in 1950, Sakurado has been relentless in its pursuit of rice cracker perfection. Sakurado is uncompromising on the quality of its ingredients, starting with the rice, which is always grown locally and under contract, thus guaranteeing a long-lasting quality. Sakurado regularly adds new products to its catalogue, such as Camembert crackers, but it never loses sight of its main objective: to maintain the authentic taste of Shibata City, in order to pass it on to future generations.