Floresta, a doughnut chain which originally started in Nara, call their handmade creations ‘nature doughnuts’ since they only use all natural and organic ingredients. Not only that, they’re also known for their adorable animal-shaped treats.

Just when it seemed like their doughnuts couldn’t get any cuter, the company started collaborating with Sanrio, the creators behind beloved characters such as Hello Kitty and My Melody. The kawaii icons are the perfect addition to Floresta’s lineup and have been used to make all kinds of seasonal doughnuts such as Cinnamoroll themed Halloween ones, and Valentine’s Day offerings featuring Kuromi.

For December, the limited time only duo will feature not only Sanrio’s most famous character Hello Kitty, but also her rarely seen boyfriend, Dear Daniel. Since Christmas is less of a family affair in Japan, and more aimed at couples, this is the perfect lineup to choose to add a bit of romance to your holiday snacking.

The theme is ‘White Christmas’ which is shown through sprinkled coconut that resembles snow. The pumpkin-chocolate star also adds a festive feel. The two doughnuts come in green and pink, an effect created with chocolate coatings containing domestically sourced organic matcha powder and strawberry powder.

Each handmade doughnut costs 450 yen (plus tax), and they will go on sale from 11th December until 25th December in select Floresta stores (list can be found here). If you’re not lucky enough to live near one of these blessed locations, the loved up couple can be ordered from Floresta’s online store.

By - Jess.