5 New Donuts at Japanese Convenience Stores That Taste Like They Came From a Bakery!
This article will feature five delicious donuts that you can buy at convenience stores in Japan. The list contains various types of donuts, from the simple ones to donuts that are slightly decorated! When you read this article, you will surely have a craving for donuts! So, how about having a donut for a snack today?
1. Old Fashion Donut (Bitter Chocolate) (Daily Yamazaki)
Yamazaki Baking Co., which operates the nationwide convenience store chain Daily Yamazaki, is a major Japanese manufacturer that produces and sells various food items such as breads, Japanese sweets, and Western confections. There is always a “Donut Station” corner at Daily Yamazaki stores, where you will find different kinds of donuts that range from classic flavors to limited-time products! The classic Old Fashion Donut (Chocolate) (108 JPY (incl. tax)) is a donut that is made by coating the sweet dough with chocolate. Those with a sweet tooth will surely find this donut irresistible!
2. Milk Churrocky Hokkaido Milk (Lawson)
Milk Churrocky (110 JPY (incl. tax)) is a donut that will get you hooked to its texture, as it breaks apart in your mouth pretty easily. Its dough uses milk from Hokkaido and cracker powder, creating a mild sweetness and addicting crumbly texture. It may be simple, but you won’t get enough of this delicious donut! Meanwhile, you will enjoy a moist and soft texture inside the donut. The surface is coated with sugar, so you will get to taste the sweetness of the sugar and the crunchy texture of the dough at the same time.
3. NL Bran Donut (Natural Lawson)
NL Bran Donut (100 JPY (incl. tax)) uses oat bran, a powder that is known as a nutritious and healthy ingredient. This donut is definitely recommended to health-conscious people, a group that grows in number year after year. There is a little honey in the donut, so you will get to enjoy a faint taste of refined sweetness. But the real clincher in this donut is how it's fried in oil until it’s crispy! It is a filling donut, with delicious flavors trapped inside. You’d also be glad to know that you can get one for just a 100 JPY coin!
4. Baked Donut & Crunchy Chocolate (7-Eleven)
Baked Donut & Crunchy Chocolate is quite an addicting treat to chocolate lovers. Its dough is kneaded with raw chocolate and cocoa and then finished with a rich coating. By using raw chocolate, you get to enjoy a bold, deep flavor. The other thing that hooks people on this donut is its texture! As its name suggests, you will get a crunchy sensation the moment you take a bite. It will surely get you hooked! You have to try this donut that was made with a lot of attention to its ingredients and texture.
5. Cookie Donut (Matcha Chocolate & Cranberry) (FamilyMart)
Cookie Donut (Matcha Chocolate & Cranberry) (128 JPY (incl. tax)) is a donut that will let you enjoy a Japanese taste based on matcha green tea. The minute you open its packaging, you will smell the matcha already! Take a bite, and dried cranberries will appear from the flavor of matcha. While the donut as a whole is moist, the exquisite chewy dried cranberries accentuate its texture. Matcha and cranberries surprisingly go well together! Make sure to try this unique combination.
Was there a donut on this list that you'd like to eat? When you visit a convenience store in Japan, make sure to check out their selection of donuts.
*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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