Even after the summer is over, I still want to eat "Shirokuma" ice cream. Good news for such people! At Seven-Eleven, the boxed ice cream "Wa no Kinako Shirokuma" was released on September 25th (excluding some stores). The price is 365 yen (tax included) for 5 bottles.
This is an ice bar made by mixing kinako-flavored condensed milk ice cream with mandarin oranges and azuki bean sweet natto. In the center of the ice cream, there is plenty of soft black honey.
The moment you eat it, you will feel the mild sweetness of the soybean flour. I wonder if the taste of crushed frozen mikan and azuki beans came after that. Where I thought, the rich sweetness of the black honey mochi that stretches out is burdock-free! This is certainly a "Japanese" polar bear!
Kinako and black honey have a stronger impact than mandarin oranges and azuki beans, so it may be a little surprising to eat with the image of summer polar bear ice cream. But I really liked this. If you like Japanese flavored sweets, you'll love it!
In contrast to the refreshing polar bears of summer, the polar bears of this season had a mellow, somewhat warm taste. I want to eat polar bears in both autumn and winter! If you are a polar bearist, we recommend that you keep it in your freezer at home.