In Japan, the quality of sweets at convenience stores has improved so much that it has frequently been reported on in the media. You can pick them up easily and enjoy sweets that are as good as at any cafe at reasonable prices. Here are seven recommended sweets to purchase at convenient stores.
- 1. Premium Roll Cake (Lawson)
- 2. Funwari Waffle (Custard & Whipped Cream) (Lawson)
- 3. Mont Blanc with Italian Chestnuts (7-Eleven)
- 4. New York Cheesecake (7-Eleven)
- 5. Premium Cookie Choux (FamilyMart)
1. Premium Roll Cake (Lawson)
If you like cream, you'll want to try the Premium Roll Cake (150 JPY (incl. tax)). An abundant amount of cream with just the right amount of sweetness and the milkiness is wrapped in a moist sponge cake with a pleasant texture made with flour from Hokkaido. On the 22nd of each month, strawberries are added for the same price so you can enjoy an even more premium roll cake.
2. Funwari Waffle (Custard & Whipped Cream) (Lawson)
Funwari Waffle (Custard & Whipped Cream) (135 JPY (incl. tax)) is a handy and tasty sweet that you'll want to have over and over. Custard cream made with vanilla beans from Madagascar and fresh cream mixed with whipped cream from Hokkaido are sandwiched in thick, fluffy waffles. The waffles are smooth with a pleasant, velvety texture and goes perfectly with the rich cream with the fragrance of vanilla.
3. Mont Blanc with Italian Chestnuts (7-Eleven)
The Mont Blanc with Italian Chestnuts (270 JPY (incl. tax)) is a chestnut cake distinguished by a rich cream made with Italian chestnuts. The base is a moist sponge cake, there is plenty of whipped cream inside, and the surface is beautifully decorated with a chestnut cream with a hint of alcohol and rich chestnut flavors. It is a popular sweet that is almost too delicious to eat.
4. New York Cheesecake (7-Eleven)
The New York Cheesecake (165 JPY (incl. tax)) is a cheesecake with rich flavors. It is made by adding meringue to cream cheese, so it has a smooth texture. This is a cake with distinct cheese flavors, and a slightly salty base that brings out the sweetness of the cake. It's not a large cake, but is quite filling.
5. Premium Cookie Choux (FamilyMart)
Premium Cookie Choux (158 JPY (incl. tax)) is a cream puff filled with a rich custard cream made with Mon Reunion vanilla from France. The crispy choux is coated with sugar and topped with almonds. It goes perfectly with the smooth custard cream.
6. Square Ganache Crepe (Almond Filling) (FamilyMart)
Square Ganache Crepe (Almond Filling) (158 JPY (incl. tax)) is a sweet with ganache and whipped cream wrapped in a crepe. The browned crepe has a chewy texture. The crepe is perfectly balanced with a bitter yet rich and substantial ganache wrapped in a slightly sweet whipped cream. It it small enough to fit on the palm of your hand so it will be gone before you know it.
7. Soft Cream Vanilla (MINISTOP)
The Soft Cream Vanilla (220 JPY (incl. tax)) is a soft serve ice cream with rich milk flavors made using carefully selected ingredients such as vanilla from Madagascar and fresh milk and cream from Hokkaido. It has long been a popular sweet that that been enjoyed by all, regardless of age or gender, thanks partly to the affordable price. The cone made with almonds and wheat germ is aromatic and crunchy and is filled with soft serve ice cream. Other flavors, such as Belgium chocolate and Amaou strawberry, are available at different times of the year, so try a variety!
*The image is of a different flavor.
Please refer to this article and find your favorite convenience store sweet!
*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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