Okay Store Original Ice Cream "Premium Ice CreamI found an original ice cream from the OK Store at a local store. The "Premium Ice Cream" is offered at a discounted price due to the low cost of packaging. There are four flavors: vanilla, green tea, bitter chocolate, and pistachio, priced at 189 yen each (tax not included).
Indeed, the package is very simple. With only the product name and ingredients printed on a plain background, at first glance, it looks so simple that you might think it's a sample product. At first glance, it looks so simple that you might think it's a sample product. But when I tried it, I was shocked at how delicious it was... it looked like a dessert served at a hotel!
Okay Store Original Ice Cream ComparisonI tried each of the four types. Even though they were all frozen in the freezer, I was surprised at how soft they were and how easily a spoon went through them. It's like a rich milk ice cream.
VanillaVanilla is a vanilla ice cream made with vanilla beans from Madagascar. It is classified as "ice cream".
I had high expectations because I could see the vanilla beans on the surface, but... it was amazing! The smooth texture, the rich sweetness of the vanilla that melts and envelops the tongue. It's a rich vanilla ice cream that melts and envelops your tongue without any milkiness. Vanilla ice cream is often served with other desserts such as pies or fruits, but it is so perfect that you will want to eat it by itself.
Green TeaThe next item, Matcha, is a green tea ice cream made with the first tea of the Uji green tea plant in Kyoto. It is classified as "ice cream".
The rich matcha flavor and full-bodied bitterness that spreads slowly in your mouth, and the refreshing aroma of the tea leaves that escapes from your nose are the most luxurious! It's as satisfying as a Häagen-Dazs green tea ice cream. It's as satisfying as Häagen-Dazs matcha ice cream. Matcha lovers will be satisfied with the taste.
Bitter ChocolateThe "Bitter Chocolate" is a chocolate ice cream made with rich chocolate. It is classified as "lacto ice cream".
When you put it in your mouth, you might think it's a gateau chocolate. The texture is so rich and lumpy that you might mistake it for chocolate. It has a pleasantly bitter taste, and the richness and aroma of cacao lingers for a while after you swallow it. I've never had such a thick chocolate ice cream before! I love bitter chocolate, but this may be my favorite chocolate ice cream I've ever had. It's a taste for adults.
PistachioThe last one is "Pistachio". This ice cream is made with Sicilian pistachios, and is classified as "ice cream".
The pistachios are so thick! It's not like an ice cream, but more like a mouth-watering pistachio paste. It has a savory and rich taste, a nutty flavor that lingers after it melts on your tongue, and a refreshing umami taste with a hint of saltiness.
ConclusionI think 200 yen for all four of this deliciousness and luxury is certainly cheap. I think this is an ice cream that you will never regret buying and eating. Personally, I especially liked the pistachio and bitter chocolate. All of them were delicious, but these two in particular had a unique richness that made me decide to repeat them!
If you have a store nearby, you might find them in one of the ice cream sections, just take a peek! It's also a great nesting snack.