Lawson’s Kuri Kinton (mashed chestnut and sugar)– A conbini sweets report

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Kuri Kinton (mashed chestnut and sugar)

Available at:Lawson
Price:245 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:September20, 2016
Calories:128 kcal

Lawson has just released Kuri Kinton. Kuri Kinton is a Wagashi (Japanese sweet) which only comes out in Autumn. Kuri Kinton literally means ”chestnut gold mash”.
This famous sweet originated in an area called Nakatsugawa in Gifu prefecture.

This is how to make Kuri Kinton. Cook and mash chestnuts and add sugar. Then roll the mash into small round balls. Lawson makes the sweet exactly the same way. So if you are choosy about the ingredients in your food, you need not worry.

You will get 2 bite size Kuri Kintons for ¥245. It might seem expensive, but if you buy this at a Wagashi confectionery shop, it would cost twice as much.

The natural colour of the chestnut is beautiful. You can even see the lumps of chestnut. Mmm.

I had a bite. Oh my goodness! It tasted like eating a creamy smooth chestnut. The ingredients are simple, only sugar and chestnuts. I always thought I could probably make this at home.

Yet when I eat it now, I’m not sure it’s so easy to make Kuri Kinton this smooth and rich tasting.

It was a very simple taste. Lawson didn’t make it overly sweet and that brought out the real chestnut flavour. If you are up for a real Wagashi with simple ingredients, try this! Enjoy the taste of Autumn.