The azuki one looks innocuous enough, but the texture is rather disgusting. It looks smooth, but in fact contains rough skins of the beans, and once that shock has passed, you’re left with a kind of bland earthy flavour offset by mild sweetness. Why would anyone eat this anymore, this strikes me as a food for poverty-stricken times.
buy cheaper at the store!
youkan has always been a favorite snack for me, but paying double the price is definitely not worth it!
Finally Found Yokan!!
But I must say, these taste wonderful to me! They are quite sweet actually, and I can’t eat more than half a bar at a time. A few reviews note a grainy texture or whole beans, but I’ve found quite the opposite to be true. All of them in my batch are very smooth textured, and I’ve only found a single whole bean so far. My personal favorite is probably the matcha or the plain red bean. I could do without the salty flavor, but by no means is it awful or inedible.
Obviously these are very overpriced. I don’t have an Asian grocery anywhere near me, so I paid the insanely high price here anyway. I’ve found the same brand of Yokan elsewhere online for much cheaper now, but this was the cheapest way I could try small amounts of many flavors.
I do want to add that I don’t appear to have received the persimmon flavor. From what I can figure, the flavors I have are: Red Bean, Cream, Salty, Matcha and Chestnut. I’m going off of minor knowledge of Kanji, so I could be wrong. Just thought it was worth noting.