I tried the baked confectionery "Anyaki brown sugar cacao" and "small yokan rum raisins" that are on sale at Toraya along with Valentine's seeds. These two products have a Japanese atmosphere, but also incorporate Western elements.
Anyaki brown sugar cacao
Anyaki brown sugar cacao has a selling price of 238 yen (tax included, same below) and a calorie of 82 kcal. It is a sweet with a mellow taste that is made by mixing egg yolk and calf powder with white bean paste that uses three types of beans: white azuki beans, tebo, and bean. It is said that it uses Toraya's original manufacturing method to bake the bean paste itself plumply. The scent of cacao and the richness of brown sugar are added as flavors suitable for this season.
Even though it is white bean paste, it uses red beans, so it has a different scent similar to that of red bean paste. At first, it looks like Japanese sweets. However, the scent of cacao continues to remind me of a little "choco pie". But the last thing that remains is the sweet flavor of brown sugar. I am convinced that it is a Japanese sweet. Although it looks sober, it is very complicated.
Small yokan ram raisins
Small yokan ram raisins cost 260 yen and have 146 calories. Engraved with fragrant ram raisins, this item is suitable for Valentine's Day gifts. Even though it's small, it's heavy, and if you slice it into thin slices and taste it one by one, it's good enough to eat.
This is also made from white beans made from three types of beans: white azuki beans, tebo (green beans), and Fukushirokane. While it has the aroma of azuki beans, you can feel the strong flavor of raisins soaked in Western liquor.
When it comes to rum raisins, it's easy to think of compatibility with dairy products such as ice cream and butter sand, but even if it's made into Japanese sweets, it's refreshing.
A total of less than 500 yen. It doesn't matter if it's a gift, but it looks good for a little tea time or a gift.