Shiruko Sand: Anko Sandwich Biscuit from Matsunaga
Shiruko (汁粉) or Oshiruko is a traditional Japanese soup of Azuki red beans simmered in water and sweetened with sugar.
And the dish often comes with baked or steamed Mochi (餅) rice cakes in the winter.
In Japan, the red bean soup, Shiruko, is also available in snack forms,
and this Shiruko Sand (しるこサンド) or Shiruko Sandwich is one of the representatives.
Matsunaga Shiruko Sand (Sandwich)
Shiruko Sand is a Shiruko sandwich biscuit from the Aichi Komaki-based confectionery company, Matsunaga Seika (松永製菓), released in 1966.
The description on the back of the package states that the biscuit contains kneaded bean jam (used in the O-Shiruko red bean soup) as a filling.
The biscuit dough is well baked and somewhat hard like a cracker, but thanks to that texture, this treat has a nice crunch.
As you can see in the photo, sweet red bean jam or Anko (餡子) is in the middle of the dough.
The filling imparts its gentle sweetness to the outer biscuit, making the overall snack a delicious fusion of Western and Japanese.
If you like Wagashi (和菓子) or are interested in Japanese sweets, this is the thing for you.
|Wheat flour, Sugar, Vegetable oil, Shortening, Azuki-An (sweet red bean paste), Apple jam, High fructose corn syrup, Skim milk powder, Salt, Honey, Leavening agent, Flavoring (Partially including Wheat, Dairy products, Apple, and Soybean)|
|Salt equivalents||0.8 g|
(Reference Page: Wikipedia しるこサンド )