Lawson’s Kyo-Kinako smooth pudding – 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 Lawson’s “Kyo-Kinako smooth pudding“, a new dessert released on the 27th of June 2017.

Kyo-Kinako smooth pudding

Product name in Japanese
Available at
165 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date
June 27, 2017
191 kcal

This pudding is characterized by it’s combination of Kinako and Molasses.
A combination I love so I know this is going to be good.

It was whiter than most puddings.

And unusually un-bouncy, but quite creamy.

Wow! How yummy! Kinako is a roasted soy bean powder. In this pudding, soybeans from the Kyoto region were used. That’s why the name of this dessert contains the word “ Kyo-Kinako”. The flavor of Kinako is not overpowering and I was left with a mild roasted flavor as an aftertaste. The molasses sauce was neither too sweet nor too strong. It was a good partner for the dessert.

This is how it looks when plated.
Such a mild and creamy pudding.
If you have some Kinako at home, sprinkle some on top and enjoy your own arrangement!