On September 4, a specialty store of "Kinotoya"'s popular cream puff "Crocan Shoe Zakuzaku", which sells 450,000 pieces a year in Hokkaido, will open on the first basement floor of Lumine Est Shinjuku (Shinjuku, Tokyo). This product has never appeared in product exhibitions, and this is the first landing in Honshu.

Welcome all the way to Tokyo!
Welcome all the way to Tokyo!

I knew the company's "freshly baked cheese tart", which I often go to Hokkaido, but I didn't miss such an interesting dessert ... I'm going to have a snack right away!

The price of the croquette shoe is 220 yen per bottle. A pack of 6 is 1,200 yen, which is a little profitable. Furthermore, from September 4th to September 7th, 6 bottles are sold at a special price of 1,000 yen to commemorate the opening.

I bought 6 bottles
I bought 6 bottles

Each one is in a cute bag
Each one is in a cute bag

When I took it out of the elongated bag, a rugged bitter gourd cream puff came out with a fragrant scent. It's longer than I expected and it seems to be delicious.

Very impactful visual
Very impactful visual

Cut it in half and you'll find plenty of thick custard cream inside. If you take a bite as it is, it will surely have a "crispy" texture.

Texture not found in conventional cream puffs
Texture not found in conventional cream puffs

The interesting texture is the almond and sugar coating sprinkled on the surface. The well-baked choux pastry is moist and soft, so the coating is "crispy". The skin alone is delicious like a rich baked confectionery.

And what impressed me especially was the custard cream! Anyway, the flavor of milk is rich, smooth and light, and it melts on the tongue. It's like a fresh vanilla shake, I just want to drink cream.

As a whole, it was finished with a moderate sweetness, and the texture was pleasant, so I finished eating it in no time.

At the store, the croquembouche dough ordered from Hokkaido is baked in the store's oven and stuffed with cream after receiving an order, so you can enjoy the freshness of the freshly made dough. Thank you for coming to Tokyo to eat this if you think of it!

* All listed prices do not include tax