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Hareruya-Seika Co., Ltd.
30 Aza Kitakawa Mukaiyonnokoshi, Hiroshima, Matsushige-cho, Itano-gun, Tokushima, Japan

Category: fresh confectionery
Product Name: Kincho-Manjuu
Raw Materials: Flour, Sugar, Beans, Eggs, Cacao mass, Margarine, Reduced water candy, Japanese sugar, Sanbon sugar, Sweetened condensed milk, Cacao color, Seasoning (amino acids, etc.), Expanding agent, Flavoring (some ingredients include milk and soybeans)


Kincho-Manjuu's specialty, "Kincho", is probably derived from the name of a local folk tale about a raccoon dog in the Awa Raccoon War. Apparently, this Awa Tanuki War has been made into a movie, but unfortunately I have not seen it.

Kincho-Manjuu began as a candy wrapped in a chocolate-flavored skin with a white bean paste in 1936. It was named after a raccoon in a local folk tale called "Kincho", which is associated with a raccoon because of the brown color of the manju.

What bothers me more than anything else is the company's name, Hallelujah. You're the president of the company with a fancy name. This is a religious choral piece that you all know from "Harelleya, hallelujah". There wasn't much point in digging into it, but this hallelujah seems to be a Hebrew word of origin that means "a cry of praise to God.

A picture of raccoon dog was drawn on the box and the package, and it was also written "Chokore to Manju". The chocolate-colored round buns that came out from the inside smelled of chocolate, which was a given. When I cut it, the inside is white bean jam, contrary to my expectation. I tried it and it tasted like chocolate. I tried only the white bean jam inside, but it was difficult to grasp the characteristics of the taste. But it's usually delicious.

When eating souvenir sweets from all over Japan, "Yamazaki of Bread" often comes to mind. Yes, Yamazaki's Choco Man looks just like this Kincho-Manjuu. Awesome, Yamazaki.
©Japanese Famous Foods , Update:2020/07/12