Wakasaimo is a baked confection made using mashed peas and beans to taste like baked yams based on the concept of achieving a flavor more like yams than yams (best-before date: 18 days).
Warm and plump mashed peas and beans are wrapped in a thin skin of dough and baked to the same texture and consistency as baked yams.
The main ingredient of mashed beans uses only the finest white kidney beans grown in the Lake Toyako area, while the stringy texture of yams is replicated with Kinshi Konbu kelp from South Hokkaido.
This particular product replicates the taste of baked yams that were likely eaten by the first settlers in their hometowns because yams cannot be grown in Hokkaido. This is why Wakasaimo is beloved as a sweet that tells of a bygone historical era.
・13 directly owned and operated stores in Hokkaido
Lake Toya area (3 stores)
Date area (2 stores)
Noboribetsu and Muroran areas (7 stores [Noboribetsu Higashi Store located in a beer brewery])
Downtown Sapporo (1 stores [JR Sapporo Station)
Wakasaimo Honpo Co., Ltd. is a confectionery company focused mainly on Japanese sweets headquartered in Toyako Town, Abuta County (founded in 1930).
The company’s mainstay product called Wakasaimo is a Japanese sweet made from mashed beans that tastes like baked yam. It is popular as one of the most famous Japanese sweets made locally.
This highly original Japanese confection received the Honorary Director-General’s Award at the 18th Confectionery Expo held in 1973, demonstrating its standout quality and taste.
Under the motto “Delivering deliciousness and creating fun is a moment of happiness,” the company has continually pursued confection-making suited to the times ever since it was founded.