What is eaten in Japan is not "insects" but "Euglena" (also known as Euglena). This is a member of the algae. "Euglena" is said to contain 59 kinds of abundant nutrients including vitamins and minerals that are said to be good for beauty, and it seems that it is gradually increasing its popularity mainly among women.
I'm wondering what the nutritious "Euglena" tastes like! So, I decided to try two kinds of sweets containing "Euglena"!
■ I tried the "Euglena" mousse
First, try the "Euglena Chocolat and Strawberry Mousse Verrine Tailoring" sold at "Berry Berry" in Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest.
"Euglena Chocolat and Strawberry Mousse Verrine Tailoring" is a verrine with strawberry mousse layered on top of a mousse that combines euglena farm green juice and white chocolate. The two layers of pink and green are shades reminiscent of spring. The price is 520 yen.
Strawberry mousse has a slightly sour taste and melts softly the moment you put it in your mouth. The sourness of the toppings of strawberries and raspberries also tightens the sweetness of the mousse. What about the " Euglena" mousse ... Hmm, this is the "Matcha" flavor! It tastes a bit bittersweet and rich like matcha! The strawberry mousse with a fluffy texture is layered on the "Euglena" mousse, which is so drinkable that it melts in your mouth.
■ I tried eating "Euglena" sable
Next, I will try "Sable Euglena" sold at the pastry shop "Mont St. Clair" in Jiyugaoka.
"Sable Euglena" is a sable made by blending matcha from Tsujiguchi Tea Garden and Uji Matcha and kneading Euglena (Euglena). The price is 100 yen per sheet.
A soybean puff with a size of 3 to 5 mm is kneaded inside to create a crispy texture. The moderate saltiness further enhances the deep flavor of matcha, giving it an adult taste. It doesn't taste like "Euglena".
■ Conclusion The food of "Euglena" is delicious
I imagined the taste of "Euglena" to be the taste of seaweed like wakame seaweed and kelp, or the bluish taste like green juice, but that is not the case at all. Aside from "Sable Euglena" with matcha, the taste of "Euglena" mousse was the same as that of "Matcha".
It feels like I've eaten a little shoulder, but if it's so delicious and good for my health, I can eat as much as I want! Don't be scared when you hear "Mushi", but if you are interested, please give it a try!