Kinako (Roasted Soybean Powder) Candy


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Producer: Toyokuniya
Prefecture: Kanagawa
Ingredients: Soybean flour (non-GMO soybeans (Kanagawa)), starch syrup, sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, lecithin
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

These nostalgic, soft, mildly sweet kinako (roasted soybean powder) candies are made in collaboration with Matsuya Sohonten, the first candy store to be established on the Nakamise-dori (shopping street) of the famous Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple in Kanagawa, and are made from a special native Japanese soybean known as Tsukui soybeans. 

90% of soybeans eaten in Japan are imported as local Japanese farmers struggle to compete with cheaper, foreign imports. Toyokuniya is one of the few soybean farmers left in Japan and grows domestic Tsukui soybeans which have become so rare they are known as “phantom soybeans.” Larger than regular soybeans, they have a rich flavor and high natural sweetness, lending to a nutty taste similar to chestnuts. 

The owners of Toyokuniya, Masahiro and Kayoko Okamoto, have three small children and are always inventing creative and healthy ways to enjoy soybeans. They hope their foods will inspire the next generation of farmers to continue producing this rare bean.

Suggested uses: Enjoy as is. Savor the moderate sweetness as the taste of the kinako from the native Tsukui soybeans spreads in your mouth.

Meet our producer: Toyokuniya - Family-Farmed "Phantom" Soybeans


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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