Hiyashi Azuki Kitaroman is a Japanese confection flavored like red bean soup created to achieve a taste that takes full advantage of the sweetness and texture offered by azuki beans (best-before date: 14 days).
The new Kitaroman variety of azuki beans contains a larger amount of polyphenol than other varieties, while its large beans offer a plump taste and texture.
These beans are cooked in subsoil water from Shikotsu, considered to be among Japan’s 100 best water sources, and then processed into the product individually by hand by master craftsmen.
Hiyashi Azuki Kitaroman offers a refreshing taste and great finish with a texture of real azuki beans because it is made only from the finest ingredients and using time-honored, traditional methods.
The company’s products can be purchased at its chain of company-operated stores mainly located in Sapporo.
Customers can also browse the a candy brand book containing English explanations, too, it has at each of its store in order to share more about the world of sweets culture.
Morimoto Co., Ltd. makes and retails Japanese and Western sweets as well as bread. Its head office is located in Chitose City, Hokkaido (established 1949).
The company’s sweets achieve a balance between tradition and innovation based on the theme of developing new treats rooted in the natural environment and living conditions of Hokkaido. These sweets have earned widespread acclaim, having won a number of contests.
The company’s mainstay product Haskapp Jewelry won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Japan Confectionery Expo in 1984.
The company prides itself on creating products that use only the finest quality ingredients sourced locally from Hokkaido.
Another unique aspect about the company is that many of its stores have a kitchen to ensure it delivers only the freshest possible products.