KURI YOHKAN (sweet bean jelly with chestnut)

This is limited edition only available in winter season.

Interior Content: 4 pieces

YOHKAN sweet bean jelly is one of the most popular and classic confections in Japan. KURI Japanese chestnut which is known as an autumn delicacy is lavishly included in our YOHKAN. AN bean jam, which is the main ingredient of YOHKAN, is the most essential ingredient of WAGASHI traditional Japanese confections. The texture of mashed AN bean jelly matches well with the doughy KURI chestnut and the subtle sweet AN jelly also goes well with the nutty flavor of KURI. This is available for autumn season only!

YOHKAN recipe is very simple, so the quality of ingredients directly affects the flavor. Not strained sweet beans but mashed sweet bean paste is used for this KURI YOHKAN in order to enjoy the texture of AN red beans. KURI Japanese chestnut is known as a traditional autumn delicacy and it has been popular among people in Japan for many years. KURI is often used in upscale Japanese confections especially in the autumn season. Our KURI YOHKAN generously includes one whole candied chestnut in each piece. The taste and texture of mashed red beans create an elegant harmony and contrast with KURI Japanese chestnut that you are sure to love.

The original form of YOHKAN was developed around 12th century and it is said that YOHKAN is the origin of all WAGASHI traditional Japanese confections. YOHKAN is a confection in which AN bean jam is mixed with agar, a plant-based (vegetarian) thickener similar to gelatin, to create a firm cake. Main ingredients are AZUKI soy beans, sugar, and agar. It is a healthful snack because it contains no animal or vegetable fat. Unlike soft jams and jellies of the U.S. and Europe, which are typically spread over bread and other baked goods, YOHKAN is uniquely firm yet smooth and is served like cake.

KURI YOHKAN pairs well with all kinds of Japanese tea. We are certain that you will be pleased to have our KURI YOHKAN with our Japanese tea.




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Ingredients and Storage Instructions

Ingredients: sugar, red beans, sweetened red beans, candied chestnut, starch syrup, agar, arrowroot starch, trehalose, gardenia pigment
Contents: 4 pieces
Storage: Keep away from light, heat, and moisture
Best Before: 4 months from production date


One piece is perfect for one or two people. For two people, you may slice KURI YOHKAN into two equal parts.

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