“Hirobiro” is a chocolate produced by Rokkatei, a confectionery maker based in Obihiro, Hokkaido. They are known for their signature confectionery, “Marusei Butter Sand“.
“Hirobiro” means “spacious/broad” in Japanese.
It was produced to commemorate the Rokkatei’s Sapporo main branch. There are two types – “Hatake no Daichi Hirobiro” (the farm field) and “Hana no Daichi Hirobiro” (the flower field).
“Hatake no Daichi Hirobiro” is in the blue wrapping, made of cocoa biscuit and pie pastry put together coated by semi-sweet chocolate.
“Hatake no Daichi Hirobiro”, wrapped in pink, is the same except it’s with strawberry crunch and strawberry chocolate.
Both of them has a delightful crispy texture.
A box of 3×3 is 720 yen, each piece is also sold for 110 yen.
First I tried the “Hatake no Daichi Hirobiro”.
The biscuit, pie and coated chocolate make a thick layer.
The chocolate is lightly sweetened and the pie is amazingly crispy.
The cocoa biscuit, also used in “Yukiya-Konko“, is slightly bitter.
“Hana no Daichi Hirobiro” is sour-sweet, which made me want to sing Strawberry Fields Forever.
Devour the various textures and flavors. You will be addicted by the crispness of the pie for sure.
Where to buy
- Rokkatei shops
- Rokkatei online store
Information about Omiyage
|Ingredients||Hana no Diachi Hirobiro: Flour, Dairy Products, Butter, Sugar, Cacao Butter, Dried Strawberry, Almond Powder, Corn Starch, Whole Milk Powder, Romasse, Glutinous Flour, Yogurt Powder, Salt, Rum, Brandy, Trehalose, Vegetable Lecithin (Soy Origin), Leavening, Flavoring. Hatake no Diachi Hirobiro: Flour, Butter, Sugar, Cacao Mass, Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder, Glutinous Rice Flour, Almond Powder, Romasse, Cream Powder (Dairy), Egg, Corn Starch, Salt, Olive Oil, Vanilla Beans, Trehalose, Vegetable Lecithin (Soy Origin), Leavening, Flavoring|
|Expiry Date||25 days|
|Storage Method||Keep in a cool, dry place.|
|Place or Origin||Hokkaido Prefecture|
|Where you can get it||Daimaru Sapporo、Marui Imai Sapporo Main Store、Sapporo Mitsukoshi、Tokyu Department Store Sapporo|