We have happy news for both cat fans and foodies. Neko neko shokupan ねこねこ食パン (Cat Cat Sandwich Bread), a hot trending Japanese bread brand, has released their special spring flavors!

As the name would suggest, this brand sells cat-shaped shokupan, Japanese milk bread.

Pink cat: Sakuramochi flavor

Needless to say, sakura (cherry blossom), is the flower that symbolizes Japan. During spring, many sakura related confections, food, and drinks are sold.

Yes, this beautiful pastel pink cat shaped sandwich bread is also related to sakura. This is sakuramochi さくらもちflavor! Sakuramochi is one of the most famous Japanese confections. There are two types sakuramochi. In the Kansai area, it consists of red bean paste (餡 an) enclosed in a pink-colored rice cake (mochi), and wrapped in salted cherry blossom leaf. In the Kanto area, a thin pink crepe-like dough is used instead of the pink-colored rice cake.

Green cat: Yomogi-an (Japanese mugwort & sweet bean) flavor

When you find green-colored Japanese desserts and snacks, they are usually green tea flavor. However, there is another flavor for green Japanese sweets. It is yomogi よもぎ (Japanese mugwort), an Asian herb. The green cat is Yomogi-an よもぎあん, Japanese mugwort and sweet red bean paste flavor.

Yomogi flavor is less famous than green tea flavor among people outside of Asia, but yomogi is commonly used in Japanese traditional confections. Actually, another name for yomogi is mochigusa モチグサ (lit. mochi grass) because it is often used for mochi. Compared with green tea flavor, yomogi is slightly bitter, but you’ll like its deep flavor once you try it.

The two flavors are available only from their official online shop.

Each flavor comes with white cat shokupan bread, two chocolate pencils, two gift bags, and one small Neko neko hausu ねこねこハウス (a cardboard cat house). The price is 3,280 JPY (tax and shipping fee included). The packaged dimensions are 13 cm × 13 cm × 10 cm. All flavors are the same size.

The white cat is milk flavor and has a rich taste. These cat-shaped breads are not only cute, but also really high quality, made from Japan-grown wheat flour and milk. They don’t use water at all to make the taste creamy and rich.

More fun ways to enjoy Neko Neko Shokupan

Neko neko shokupan is already cute as it is, but you can make it cuter! Just like the picture above, you can make your own original cat by using the chocolate pencils which come with the bread and other ingredients you like.

Get more creative ideas from their official Twitter account.

They even changed the cat into a dog!

Sakuramochi and Yomogi-an will only be available until March 31st . Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Spring with these adorable and edible cats!


Note: This product cannot be shipped internationally and can only be delivered to residents of Japan.

By - Mochijapa (Ayano Irizuki).