Representative Confectionery of Shichijo Ganshundo I actually purchased and tried the representative confectionery "Wa-Mont-Blanc" sold by Shichijo Ganshundo. The price is 1,512 yen per neck (tax included).
ShichijoGanshundo is a long-established confectionery near Rengeoin Temple, known as Sanjusangendo, that has been making wagashi since 1865. The shop has a long-established tradition of making wagashi since 1865, near the Rengeoin Temple, which is famous for the three main temples of Rengeoin. We make the best use of Kyoto, a land blessed enough to nurture Kyoto sweets, to make confections with sincerity without breaking the tradition.
Wa-Mont-Blanc: Shichijo Ganshundo's representative autumn confectionery. Wa-Mont-Blanc" is full of chestnuts. The word "Wa" is written "Wa" and reads "Yawaragi" (meaning "soft" in Japanese). The bottom is a sweet made of chestnut yokan with plenty of chopped chestnuts. The top is chestnut kinton with marron glacé sprinkled on top, creating a Kyoto-style "Japanese" Mont Blanc while incorporating "Western" elements.
Thecolor of the chestnut kinto and marron glacé sprinkled on top reminds one of autumn. It seems so dense that it does not fall apart even when cut, but when you put it in your mouth, it gradually falls apart. The chestnut seems to have a strong presence, but it blends well with the yokan, creating a well-balanced finish overall. The aftertaste is slightly sweetened by the chestnuts. The chopped chestnuts in the yokan are also a nice accent! Even a small amount of this dish is very satisfying.
Shichijo Ganshundo's "Japanese Mont Blanc" will make you feel the autumn in your mouth. It is a good choice for a relaxing tea time or as a souvenir.