Toraya will be selling a series of Japanese sweets that will help you enjoy the coming of spring. Strawberry-flavored yokan (sweet bean jelly) and fresh confections related to cherry blossoms will be available.
Small Yokan "Strawberry
Small Yokan "Strawberry" will be available in limited quantities from February 15 to late March. The price is 292 yen per bottle (tax included, same as below).
This seasonal yokan is made with koshi-an (sweet red bean paste) and strawberries. The gentle flavor of strawberries is said to evoke the feeling of spring.
Haruiro Assortment No.1
Spring Iro Assortment No. 1" will be available in limited quantities from February 15 to late March. The selling price is 2,160 yen per box.
The limited edition spring box with yellow and pink butterflies fluttering in the air contains "Strawberry" small yokan and three types of Toraya's monaka (bean-jam filling). The contents are as follows.
Small Yokan "Strawberry" x 4 pcs.
Sanchu "Gishiro no Haru Beni" x 1 piece
Saichu "Gishiro no Haru White" x 1 piece
Sanchu "Yaei" x 1pc
Sakura Mochi (Cherry Blossom Cake) with Gozen An
Cherry Blossom Mochi with Red Bean Paste" will be available from February 25 to April 10 at some stores and other fresh confectionery stores. The sales period may vary from store to store. The price is 476 yen per piece.
Gozen-an (sweet red bean paste) is wrapped in thinly rolled and baked dough, and then wrapped with salted cherry leaves. You can enjoy the subtle fragrance of the cherry leaves.
Japanese yam "Hatsuzakura
Tororo Yame-Made "Hatsuzakura" will be available from March 4 to 15 at confectionary stores in the Kanto region and Kyoto. The selling price is 454 yen per piece.
According to Toraya, "Hatsuzakura" is also called "Hatsuhana" and refers to cherry blossoms that bloom for the first time that year. It is made of white grated yam dough covered with red yokan (bean jelly), and has the freshness of cherry blossoms.
Yokan "Teori Sakura" with White Bean Paste
Yokan "Teorizakura" with White Bean Paste will be available from March 16 to 31 at stores selling fresh confectioneries. The price is 486 yen per piece.
This confectionary is made with the Japanese idea that "the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom as if celebrating spring should not only be appreciated by oneself, but should also be folded by hand and taken home. It is said that this confection is a reflection of Japanese people's love for cherry blossoms.
Seasonal Yokan "Sakura no Sato
Seasonal Yokan "Sakura no Sato" will be available from early March to early April. The price is 1,944 yen for a medium-sized bottle.
It is made of Domyoji jelly and brick yokan with finely chopped salted cherry leaves. The texture is similar to that of Domyoji's cherry rice cakes, and you can enjoy the subtle fragrance of cherry leaves.
Spring Package Small Yokan
Spring Package Kokata Yokan will be available from February 15 to early April. The price is 292 yen per bottle.
The standard "Kokura Yokan (Night Plum)," "Yokan with Green Tea (Shinryoku)," and "Yokan with Brown Sugar (Omokage)" are packaged in a spring limited edition package with a cherry blossom motif.
Spring Small Yokan 5-pack Tiger Pattern Box
Spring Small Yokan 5-packs in Tiger Pattern Box" will be available from February 15 to late March. The selling price is 1,620 yen.
The box is decorated with a cheerful picture of a tiger and contains an assortment of spring-packaged kogatayokan. The contents are as follows.
Spring Package Small Yokan "Yoru no Ume" x 2pcs.
Spring Package Small Yokan Jelly "Omokage" x 2pcs.
Spring Package Small Yokan "Shinryoku" x 1pc
Sanchu "Goyo no Haru Red
The "Gishiro no Haru Beni" is available all year round. The price is 216 yen per piece.
The cherry blossom-shaped red skin is filled with white bean paste. It is said to be a congratulatory confection with a wish for everlasting peace.