*This is a guest post by Airfrov user Alicia*

Ah, Yoku Moku’s Cigare. These rolled up cookies of perfection. Despite being rich in butter, do not expect something similar to butter cookies in a tin; these cookies rest on a whole new level.

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It has been said that the golden ratio of ingredients assembling these delicious cookies were finally achieved after much trial and error; they were then rolled into the shape of a Cigare (French for cigarette) to prevent easy breakage of these fragile cookies.

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In this review, you will read about all three flavors of Yoku Moku’s Cigare Cookie Series – Cigare, Cigare au Thé, and Cigare au Chocolat.

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Image taken from Yoku Moku Japan website

First up, the original Cigare. These cookies come individually wrapped in a wrapper that has a blue stripe.

The original Cigare is made with eggs, sugar, almonds, wheat and a great deal of butter. Ripping open the wrapper, one can expect a fragrance similar to that of a freshly baked sponge cake. These addictive cookies are soft yet crunchy, and light on the palate – the taste of almonds is almost unnoticeable. Despite being cookies, the Cigare does not feel gritty and in a brilliant display of baking know-how, seem to almost melt in your mouth. This is made possible by the amount of butter in the recipe.

The Cigare come packaged in sets of 14 (972), 18 (1,296), 20 (1,458) and 30 (2,160). It’s beautiful blue metal tin makes these cookies suitable as a sophisticated yet convenient gift. A smaller set of 10 (¥670) is available as well, albeit at selected outlets.

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Image taken from Yoku Moku Japan website

Next up, the Cigare au Thé. These cookies come individually wrapped in a wrapper that has an orange stripe.

Darjeeling and Earl Grey tea leaves were incorporated into the original recipe resulting in a buttery tea- flavored cookie. Ripping open the wrapper unleashes a fragrant waft of milk tea; great for an afternoon treat.

The taste of milk tea is light at first bite and builds up with subsequent mouthfuls. Whilst these are light and crunchy, they are not as addictive as the original Cigare due to the lingering taste of tea, albeit subtly, on the taste buds.

The Cigare au Thé come packaged in boxes of 20 (¥1,782) in a gorgeous orange metal tin, slightly pricier than the original Cigare. A smaller set of 8 (¥713) is available at selected outlets only.

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Image taken from Yoku Moku Japan website

Lastly, the Cigare au Chocolat. These cookies come individually wrapped in a red-stripped wrapper.

The Cigare au Chocolat is made with butter, eggs, sugar, wheat, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa paste and soybean lecithin. Whilst it looks exactly like its original sibling, the cookie dough base for the Cigare au Chocolat is different. This difference facilitates the unification between the smooth milk chocolate and butter, producing a splendid medley of flavors. Despite having the most ingredients in the Cigare range, it still manages to stay light on the palate.

As this cookie is softer than the Cigare, it does not offer the satisfying crunch one gets when biting into a crunchy biscuit. For those who prefer softer cookies, the Cigare au Chocolat is the cookie for you.

The Cigare au Chocolat comes in boxes of 18 (¥1,944) in a beautiful red metal tin, and is pricier than the previous two flavors. A smaller set of 8 (¥778) is available at selected outlets only.

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Image taken from Yoku Moku Hong Kong website

The tins all come wrapped in a blue packaging embossed with the Yoku Moku logo so be sure to check whether the flavor you are getting is the right one!

Yoku Moku can easily be found in Japan’s International Airport, so it’s not difficult for you to grab one before you return from Japan. If you’re not travelling, you can always reach out to the community of travellers at Airfrov, who will be more than willing to help you grab a box. Simply click on “I want this too” to request for a box!

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*This is a guest post by Airfrov user Alicia*

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