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)

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.

Matsunaga Shiruko Sandwich Product Description

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.

Matsunaga Shiruko Anko Sandwich Biscuit

The biscuit dough is well baked and somewhat hard like a cracker, but thanks to that texture, this treat has a nice crunch. 

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As you can see in the photo, sweet red bean jam or Anko (餡子) is in the middle of the dough.

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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.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Matsunaga Shiruko Sand (Sandwich) Ingredients

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)

Nutritional Values

Matsunaga Shiruko Sand (Sandwich) Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values per 100 Grams
Calories 480 kcal
Protein 7.3 g
Fat 19.6 g
Carbohydrates 70.1 g
Salt equivalents 0.8 g

(Reference Page: Wikipedia しるこサンド )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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