Only Here in Miyoshi! The New Local Specialities, Carter Chocolate and Carter Manju
Y Shop Nakakubo
Address: 16-2 Konucho Kajita, Miyoshi, Hiroshima 729-4105
Business Hours: 7 am – 9 pm *until 7 pm on Sundays and holidays
The new local speciality of Miyoshi, Carter Chocolate and Carter Manju is becoming so popular in the whole country that now they are sold at a famous department store. In Miyoshi, “Y shop Nakakubo” is the only place that you can get them. The shop owner, Nakakubo, is one of the members who were involved in developing the products saying, “Let’s make a product that can be a souvenir of Konucho that also uses a local speciality.”
Konucho didn’t have a local special sweet, so a few years ago people in the town cooperated and developed ones using the local speciality, Carter Peanuts. One of them is Carter Chocolate which became so popular that it is sold at a famous department store in all of Japan and sold out immediately. Another is Carter Manju (a bun with a jam filling) that has caramel paste wrapped by a crispy coating containing peanut butter. In Miyoshi you can only get them at Y shop Nakakubo.
The shop owner, Nakakubo, is one of those who joined a study meeting consisting of people in Konucho who wanted to make something using Konusho’s speciality, Carter Peanuts. He was involved in developing products from the first moment. “I was selling things for souvenirs at my shop, but all of them were other town’s specialities. There is no sweets shop in Konucho and that was one of the reason.” Says Nakakubo. But now they have a product that was made and produced with people from the association of commerce and industry cooperating, a lot of people inside and outside of the town buy the new local specialities as souvenirs and for gifts at a ceremony.
Aiming to be a convenience store that works for locals, Y shop Nakakubo has plenty of perishable food and daily necessaries, and even Miyoshi Karamen (local noodle) cooked at the shop. Delivering products to elderly people’s houses sometimes, Nakakubo supports the people in the town.
Feature articles about Carter Peanuts, the speciality preserved by people in Konucho
Producer: Ibaraki Eiji (Green Cowbell Inc)
Spread the Specialty in Kunocho, Carter Peanuts from Miyoshi to the Whole Country
Processor: Ito Sakae (Society of Carter Peanuts)
Bringing out the Sweetness of Carter Peanuts, the Top Peanuts Craftsman in Konucho
|店舗名||Y Shop Nakakubo|
|所在地||16-2 Konucho Kajita, Miyoshi, Hiroshima 729-4105|
|営業時間||7 am - 9 pm *until 7 pm on Sundays and holidays|