Recently I've been eating anpan for my afternoon snack. I've tried making it myself, but since the weather isn't warm enough to start baking bread, I've been buying my anpan.
What I usually do is buy two different kinds, cut them in half eating one of each half then saving the other halves for the next day's afternoon snack.
From Bigot (pronounced bee-go), I tried the yuzu (citron) anpan 105 yen (about US$1.05) and sakura (cherry blossom) anpan 126 yen (about US$1.26).
The yuzu had bits of citron mixed in with the sweet white bean paste. The bread was sweet like brioche but a bit dry.
The sakura had a nice sweet and salty cherry blossom flavored bean paste and the bread was also sweet like brioche and like the yuzu anpan, the bread was a bit dry.
From Anri, I tried their chestnut anpan 126 yen (about US$1.26) and pumpkin anpan 126 yen (about US$1.26).
The chestnut anpan was filled with lots of chestnut paste. The bread was sweet and very soft.
The pumpkin anpan was filled with lots of pumpkin paste. The bread was also very soft and sweet.
The thing I liked about these anpan was that there was a lot of filling and it didn't seem like they used the sweet bean paste.
And from Kokoroniamai Anpanya, their matcha (green tea) anpan 105 yen (about US$1.05) and kurumi (walnut) anpan 105 yen (about US$1.05).
The matcha anpan was filled with a green tea cream mixed with a little sweet bean paste. The bread was also very soft and sweet.
I was disappointed with the walnut...it was just a walnut roll, I thought there would at least be sweet bean paste inside but there wasn't anything in the center.
All the ones with fillings were delicious. The walnut was good as a roll but like I said disappointing as an anpan.
What have you been eating for your afternoon snack?