It's early, and 2017 is already half past. That's why the editorial department, which has eaten a lot of convenience stores this year, tried to rank the TOP 10 convenience stores that appeared in the first half of 2017 without permission!
Let's start from 10th place!
● 10th place Lawson "Mochi texture roll Uji matcha (black soybean flour)" (295 yen, tax included, same below)
A roll cake released in June. It is a chewy matcha sponge cake wrapped with black honey sauce and kinako whipped cream.
The best harmony of the fluffy and chewy dough, the soft whipped cream, and the thick and thick black honey sauce. It's cut into 6 pieces and it's easy to eat and store, but because it's delicious and easy to eat, it tends to end up eating all at once.
● 9th place Ministop "Strawberry Millefeuille Parfait" (390 yen)
A parfait inspired by the "strawberry millefeuille cake" released in March. Plenty of strawberries, soft serve vanilla, custard sauce, and crispy pie were combined, and I enjoyed the luxurious taste like a cake.
Juicy and sweet strawberries, melty sweet soft serve vanilla, rich custard, and fragrant pie mix in your mouth and are the best! I was also happy that the bottom of the cup was filled with cut strawberries.
● 8th place 7-ELEVEN "Eat with a spoon, raw texture chocolate Uji matcha" (210 yen)
Melting sweets made with matcha, released in March. It is finished with Uji matcha, white chocolate and whipped cream.
The bitterness and deep umami of matcha and the refreshing green scent are the dishes that matcha lovers love! The melt-in-the-mouth is also the best. I fully enjoyed the rich taste of matcha from the beginning to the end.
● 7th place FamilyMart "Mont Blanc" (298 yen)
In the latter half of April, "Montblanc" was released at the same time by three companies, 7-ELEVEN, Lawson, and FamilyMart. The types and tastes of chestnuts used in each were completely different, and it was interesting, but the one I liked was FamilyMart's Mont Blanc.
Domestic chestnuts are used in some parts, and the sweetness is simply delicious! It was also a good impression that the Mont Blanc cream was very thick and it seemed like I was eating the paste with the chestnuts squeezed.
● 6th place FamilyMart "Raw Madeleine" (158 yen)
The "explosive" raw Madeleine sold by Circle K Sunkus will be fully released at FamilyMart in May. Madeleine is moist and baked, and sandwiched with whipped cream.
The dough and whipped cream have a smooth mouthfeel, and the full-fledged taste is a mixture of margarine flavor and milk richness. It's rich, so even a small size was quite satisfying to eat.
● 5th place Lawson "Uchi Cafe'SWEETS x GODIVA Chocolatier Pudding" (320 yen)
A chocolate pudding in collaboration with Lawson and Godiva, which is on sale for 3 weeks from July 4th. The bitter chocolate is crisp and bitter, and it's as if you're eating ganache as it is!
Also, I was amazed at the texture of Trottro so that I could drink it. It was exactly the deliciousness of a chocolate specialty store.
● 4th place FamilyMart "Tart de Frozen Suites Tiramisu" (198 yen)
Frozen dessert from Hanabatake Farm, which was released in early April. Tiramisu made with Hokkaido cream and homemade mascarpone cheese is made into a tart.
The feeling that frozen tart dough and cheese cream melt at the temperature in your mouth is the best. The tart is bitter and the cheese cream has a refreshing sweetness and moderate acidity. It was a sweet that made me feel the arrival of early summer.
● 3rd place 7-ELEVEN "Uji Matcha Raw Gateau Chocolate" (180 yen)
It was released at the end of June. This sweet is made by layering "Matcha Gateau Chocolat", which is a combination of Uji Matcha and white chocolate, and "Matcha Chocolate Cream", which is a blend of three types of cacao beans and Uji Matcha.
Both matcha and chocolate were made with a bitter taste, and it was a taste for adults. If you bring both to your mouth at the same time, it will have a delicious roasted green tea flavor. The thick and thick mouthfeel was also luxurious!
● 2nd place Ministop "Marugoto Pudding Man" (108 yen)
Sweets-based Chinese steamed bun released in January. The whole pudding is wrapped in a yellow and brown fabric with the image of pudding.
The fluffy and chewy dough is warm, and the pudding inside melts in your mouth, spreading the richness and sweetness of the egg. It also contains fragrant caramel sauce and has a tightening effect on the taste. I haven't had a chance to eat stuffed pudding, but it was really delicious!
● 1st place 7-ELEVEN "Mitarashi Dango" (100 yen)
This is the convenience store that the editorial department chose first in the first half of 2017! This is Mitarashi Dango, which was released only at 7-ELEVEN in Chiba Prefecture at the end of February. Sweets like a steamed bun like cream puff, wrapped in "Mitarashi cream" with a chewy dough.
The mochi mochi dough and the mitarashi cream mariage with the saltiness and fragrance of soy sauce are the best! The sweetness like "salt caramel" is addictive. As I say now, I actually bought a lot and ate 3 at a time.
These are the top 10 convenience stores in the first half of 2017 that the En-eating editorial department chose without permission! How many did you eat? I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of sweets will come out toward the end of the year. Stay tuned for the second half of the year!