I do not know the reason why Japanese patisseries in Hokkaido incorporate the character "月" which means "moon" into their name but actually we have Ryugetsu "柳月" headquartered in Obihiro City and Kagetsu "花月" and Seigetsu "清月" headquartered in Kitami City. Is there any relationship among them?
Its cheesecake named "Red Silo" has got the first prize in the TV program titled "hidden delicious souvenirs in Japan".
Its small roll cake "Ezo Meguri" which means "pilgrimage in Hokkaido" is very popular in Hokkaido and my wife's favorite.
Once upon a time, almost 70% of mints were produced in Kitami City in Japan. Even now, mint oil spray that can repulse mosquitoes and other insects is sold in almost all souvenir shops in Kitami City.
When you have a chance to visit Kitami City, please drop by!