Hawaiian fair is on at Family Mart right now; Haupia ~coconut pudding~ – A conbini sweets report
Get ready for the latest info on popular sweets available at your local conbini (the official Japanese abbreviation for convenience store)! This writer taste-tests and reports back on the new conbini sweets released every Tuesday, letting us know which ones are the most note-worthy.
This article will focus on…
【Haupia (coconut pudding)】
Available at: Family Mart
Price:258 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:July 26, 2016
Family Mart started it`s Hawaiian fair on July 26th 2016. This dessert is one of many Hawaiian themed products Family Mart offers.
Haupia is a traditional coconut milk based starchy Hawaiian sweet . It is usually served in block like shapes.
I opened the package, beautiful! It’s perfectly round and inviting!
I pushed the Haupia with my finger and it shook like jelly, it was really firm. The whipped creme around the Haupia looked so good as well.
I found chocolate mousse and cookies beneath the Haupia.
First I only tasted the Haupia. The coconut flavour wasn`t too sweet so I found it refreshing.
Though the whipped creme was really sweet, the bitter chocolate mousse balanced it out. I love that the cookies inside were so crunchy!
When I ate everything together, I felt like I was in a tropical country. I really enjoyed this sweet.
A lover of sweets who makes the rounds every week to taste-test and report back on the latest sweets from all four major conbini.