Chinsuko biscuits are made in Okinawa since the Ryukyu dinasty. This shortbread type sweet has a delicious mild sweet taste and crispy texture.
Chinsuko is basically made of lard, flour and sugar. But this variation of the acclaimed Japanese snack features yukishio (snow salt) from Miyakojima island in Okinawa, so it has a slightly salty after-taste.
Yukishio, or snow salt, is extracted by pumping underground water from the Okinawan island of Miyakojima and has high mineral contents and a powdery texture.
This is one of the typical souvenirs to buy when visiting Okinawa.