I tried the Pistachio Baum, a sweet from Family Mart. It is stuffed with rich pistachio cream and crispy pistachio nuts. Retail price is 250 yen (tax included).
This is one of FamilyMart's original sweets that sometimes appear with pistachios as the main ingredient. This baumkuchen is filled with pistachio-flavored cream and cut pistachios inside.
The outside of the baumkuchen is soft and moist. The outer baumkuchen is moist and soft, and has a heavy weight to it. The sweetness of the baumkuchen is also well seasoned, making it a satisfying snack on its own.
The cream inside is rich with the unique and savory smell of pistachios, and is smooth to the touch. The finely cut pistachio nuts have a pleasant crunchy texture and a strong, rich flavor that is different from that of the cream.
The baum and cream are eaten in a single bite, and the nutty character of the baum is a pleasant aftertaste. The baum is a perfect accompaniment to black coffee, straight tea, café au lait with lots of milk, or milk tea.