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Fukuoka Hiyoko (Hiyoko-honpo Yoshino-ya)
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Co., Ltd. Fukuoka Hiyoko H
16-13, Mukaino 1-chome, Minami-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan

Product Name: Fukuoka Hiyoko
Category: Confectionery
Raw Materials: white bean paste (ingen-mame), sugar, flour, eggs, maltose, starch syrup, reduced starch syrup, glucose, sorbitol, expander, colorant (vitamin B2)

Best-Before Date: About two weeks


Hiyoko(Confectionery) is a famous souvenir candy that can be found in both Tokyo and Fukuoka. Originally started in Fukuoka, it has now expanded to Tokyo. Well, I ate it at the Tokyo specialties, but I just happened to get a copy of Fukuoka's, so I'll try it for the first time in a while.

Hiyoko celebrated its 100th anniversary this year (2012). It was originally produced in 1912 in the coal-mining town of Iizuka City in Fukuoka Prefecture, and was introduced to Tokyo in 1964 as a successful souvenir of Tokyo.
Even after 100 years, this form will not become obsolete. Isn't it great?

When I opened the paper wrapper and took out the kawaii Hiyoko, it had a surprisingly brownish impression. If you sniff it, it smells fragrant and good. I tried it as if I were a wolf, and then I realized, well, this is a taste that has been imitated all over the country. And if you think the shape is good because it's original, it's not, and the shape is also copied all the time, unfortunately.

The baked chick is made from a moist cookie-like dough with a little yellow starchy bean jam inside. Hmm, I guess this is for kids. If you're an adult now, one might be enough, perhaps.

Nevertheless, the shape is amazing. It's the Nobel Prize for sweets, isn't it? I don't know how you foreigners feel about that.
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