Family Mart’s Matcha Anmitsu parfait– A conbini sweets new product review.

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Get ready for the latest info on popular sweets available at your local conbini (the official Japanese abbreviation for convenience store)! The writer taste-tests and reviews new conbini sweets, letting us know which ones are the most note-worthy.
This time the writer reviews Family Mart’s “Matcha Anmitsu parfait”, a new dessert released on the 28th of March 2017.

Matcha Anmitsu parfait

Product name in Japanese
Available at
Family Mart
298 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date
March 28, 2017
255 kcal

This Japanese style parfait comes in a round cup about 9cm x 4.5cm in size.
It contains a lot of traditional Japanese style toppings such as Matcha whipped cream, red bean paste, Mochi, a Shiratama sticky rice ball, and diced chest nuts.
And beneath all of those treats green Matcha agar agar jelly and a milk mousse layer.

When I tasted this dessert I thought that the Matcha whipped cream wasn’t too strong but the after taste was undeniably Matcha. The Matcha agar agar was bitter sweet.
When I ate the jelly and whipped cream together there was a beautiful harmony.
I added some of the milk mousse layer in my mouth as well, it was awesome. A well calculated balance.
Hokkaido red beans were used for the paste. This parfait wasn’t overly sweet. I would say it was a perfect match.

Many textures are present in this dessert. The Shiratama sticky rice balls, the stickiness of the Mochi, the agar agar’s firmness, and the chestnut’s texture which was similar to a baked potato.
This dessert allows you to enjoy a variety of flavors and textures. I highly recommended it for Matcha lovers and lovers of Japanese sweets.

※ This Matcha Anmitsu parfait is available all over Japan except in Hokkaido, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Okinawa prefecture!