Kintoki Shaved Ice with Rennyu from Glico
With summer here, the sun is shining, and the temperature is high.
So today, I was in the mood for Kintoki shaved ice and bought the one from Glico “Rennyu Kintoki Shigure (練乳金時しぐれ)” shown below.
Kintoki Shaved Ice Snack from Glico
In the description on the lid, “氷菓 (Hyoka)”, also known as “Kori Gashi (氷菓子)”, is the word for “shaved ice snack”.
Meanwhile, the meaning of “Rennyu (練乳)” is “condensed milk”. And this Kintoki shaved ice dessert is topped with sweetened condensed milk sherbet.
When you scoop it up with a spoon, the Kintoki ice (Shigure) beneath the Rennyu condensed milk shows up.
“Kintoki (金時)” here stands for “Kintoki Azuki (金時小豆)”, which is a large-size Azuki red bean.
The shaved ice is sweetened with sugar and high fructose corn syrup. It is not overly sweet and refreshing, while the simmered red beans embedded throughout are firm and tender.
Not to mention, the overall taste is great!
With a history, this Kintoki shaved ice has become one of the most loved summer desserts in Japan.
It only costs 100 yen (about 1 USD) and is available at many supermarkets and convenience stores around the country.
So if you get a chance, why not give it a try?
Ingredients and Calories
According to the ingredients and nutrition facts list, with 153 kcal per cup (150 ml), this Glico Kintoki shaved ice snack mainly consists of condensed milk sauce, Azuki beans, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and salt.