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The First Try of Sembikiya
Sembikiya-Sohonten, Ltd, Japan’s first fruit specialty shop that deals in carefully selected fruit, was established in 1834. The shop made its first try to offer vegan and gluten-free cookies in two flavors; fruits cookie and florentine, available on sale starting from April 1st, 2022.
According to the company, they decided to release vegan & gluten-free products because they want to deliver products that can be enjoyed by as many customers as possible with peace of mind, as well as to answer various opinions and requests regarding food diversity.
Let’s Have It a Try!
We had a chance to actually try the cookie. We were very surprised by how good the quality is!
Fruits cookie has a slightly firm texture at first, which then melted softly in the mouth. You can feel the rich sweetness and deep aromatic of raisins, figs, and oranges. It uses beet sugar and carefully selected high-quality fruits, it has a very good, elegant mouthfeel that goes well with coffee and tea.
Florentine comes with glossy almonds on the surface, has a crunchy texture and gentle fragrant of almonds. The aftertaste is considerably refreshing compared to ordinary Florentine.
About the products
Product name：Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookie (Fruits Cookie) (Florentine)
Price：1,080 yen/each (including tax)
On sale：April 1st, 2022 (Friday)
Where to Purchase
Nihombashi store, Nihombashi Takashimata Sweets Shop, Tamagawa Takashimaya store, Shinjuku Takashimaya store, Yokohama Takashimaya store, Takashimaya Food Maison Shin-Yokohama store, Kashiwa Takashimata store, Shinjuku Isetan store, Urawa Isetan store, Ginza Mitsukoshi store, Matsuya Ginza store, Seibu Ikebukuro store, Haneda Airport store, HANAGATAYA Tokyo station store, KITTE Marunouchi store.
Fruits Cookie： Almond powder, rice flour, beet sugar, rice bran oil, starch, organic maple syrup, raisins (raisins, beet sugar, liquor), fig jam (fig, beet sugar), organic soy milk, orange peel (orange, beet sugar, lemon juice), liquor, sea salt (some contain almonds, orange, and soy).
Florentine： beet sugar, almond, rice flour, organic soy milk, raisins (raisins, beet sugar, liquor), organic maple syrup, rice bran oil, starch, coconuts milk, orange peel (orange, beet sugar, lemon juice), sea salt/vanilla scent, baking powder (some contain almond, orange, soy).