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【Japan】 6 New Autumn Sweets With Chestnuts, Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes Debut in Japan! 7-Eleven Holds An Autumn Harvest Festival and Sweets Fair

7-Eleven Japan will hold the “Aki no Shukakusai Sweets Fair” (Autumn Harvest Festival and Sweets Fair) on August 29th at all its outlets in Japan, which will be right in time for the start of autumn (September) in Japan!

At the fair, 6 kinds of confectioneries that generously use sweet potatoes, chestnuts and pumpkins that are in season during autumn will be launched one after another. Some of the sweets that will be released at the event are Miyazakibeni no Satsumaimoko – which uses Miyazakibeni, a type of sweet potato that has a rich and sweet flavor – and Aki no Mikaku O-imo to Hojicha no Wa-Parfait, a Japanese-style parfait that fuses sweet potatoes and hojicha (roasted green tea), which goes well with sweet potatoes.

To Be Launched on August 29 (Tuesday): Noko Kabocha Purin (200 JPY)

Noko Kabocha Purin is a brightly colored pudding that uses pumpkin to give it a distinct dark yellow color. This pudding has a smooth, supple texture thanks to combining whipped cream with the pumpkin.

To Be Launched on August 29 (Tuesday): Dora Soft (Italian Kuri no Wa Mont Blanc) (150 JPY)

Dora Soft (Italian Kuri no Wa Mont Blanc) is a Japanese-Western fusion dessert that combines Mont Blanc with the Dora Soft series, which is characterized by springy dough made with rice flour that has been folded and wrapped. The Mont Blanc uses Italian chestnuts that have a rich flavor. This sweet is made by wrapping cream with chestnuts and white bean paste, and then putting whipped cream inside the dough. It will be available at all 7-Eleven shops in Japan (except Hokkaido, Hokuriku, Tokai and Kansai) and will begin to be successively sold in Tohoku from September 19 (Tuesday).

To Be Launched on September 5 (Tuesday): Miyazakibeni no Satsumaimoko (140 JPY)

The Miyazakibeni no Satsumaimoko is a confectionery that fuses the popular Shiromoko series with sweet potatoes. For the sweet potato, it uses Miyazakibeni, which has a robust sweetness that makes it perfect for confectioneries with a light and fluffy texture. The cream puff dough has a vibrant violet color, making it look like a sweet potato. This sweet will be sold throughout Japan (except for Tohoku and Chiba Prefecture).

September 5 (Tuesday): Aki no Mikaku O-imo to Hojicha no Wa-Parfait (298 JPY)

The Aki no Mikaku O-imo to Hojicha no Wa-Parfait is a parfait that incorporates Japanese and Western styles, as it combines hojicha with sweet potatoes that are known as one of the flavors of autumn. The hojicha mousse with hojicha agar-agar is put on a bed of shiratama (rice flour dumplings), anno-imo no imo-an (orange-fleshed sweet potato paste) and glazed sweet potatoes. You will be able to taste the perfect combination of hojicha and sweet potatoes with various textures. This product will be sold everywhere in Japan (except Hokkaido).

September 12 (Tuesday): Aki no Shukakusai Parfait (298 JPY)

The Aki no Shukakusai Parfait is a dessert that comes with Mont Blanc, sweet potato whipped cream and pumpkin cheesecake on top of flavorful Italian chestnut mousse and whipped cream. This is a parfait that will let you fully enjoy the flavors of autumn in a single dish, as it uses sweet potatoes, chestnuts and pumpkin.

September 12 (Tuesday): Naruto Kintoki no Wa-Sweet Potato (150 JPY)

This is a Japanese confectionery that uses Naruto Kintoki sweet potatoes, which is known for its distinct sweetness. Whipped cream and other ingredients are mixed with the Naruto Kintoki. The blended sweet potatoes give you the rich flavors that come from sweet potatoes. This product will be released successively in the Hokuriku, Tokai and Kansai regions starting from September 19 (Tuesday).

Why not spend a “sweets no aki” (autumn of sweets) this year with confectioneries that are sold at 7-Eleven?

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 08.29.2017]

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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