When it comes to Halloween, Japan is all about the ‘treat’ and not so much about the ‘trick’. In recent years, the country’s take on seasonal sweets has included plenty of adorable and spooky eats, many of which can easily be picked up in the convenience store.

One range of sweets which can only be found in certain convenience stores is ‘Tabemasu’. They’re famous for detailed 'wagashi' depictions of popular characters made out of entirely edible ingredients. Wagashi is a term meaning traditional Japanese sweets. Tabemasu have even teamed up with Sanrio before to create cute versions of popular characters such as Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma.

For this year’s Halloween offering they’ve gone for another Sanrio theme, and chose the lovable characters of ‘Sumikko Gurashi’, but made even cuter with their Halloween garb on.

Four of the little guys are available, and each treat also has a different filling. Neko is pumpkin pudding flavoured, while Penguin? is maple. Shirokuma is milk flavour and Tokage has a tasty custard filling.

The sweets are made of ‘nerikiri’, a type of traditional Japanese sweet made out of white bean paste and mochi dough. This malleable food can be easily coloured, moulded and carved into various shapes, so it is often used to create aesthetically pleasing and impressive confections such as these.

These four adorable offerings come in sweet couple sets, so you only have to buy two packets to get your claws on the full collection. Each tasty duo costs 369 yen (without tax) and can now be found in branches of Family Mart all over Japan.

By - Jess.