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7-Eleven Japan’s frozen hot biscuits are so good, they might make pancakes obsolete

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By Kay, SoraNews24

Who doesn’t love hot biscuits with a generous serving of sweet, gooey syrup? As it turns out, hot biscuits aren’t exactly standard fare here in Japan, at least not like pancakes or French toast.

But thanks in part to a tweet by user @petra_159, the frozen hot biscuits from 7-Eleven Japan have recently been attracting a bit of attention on the Japanese Internet.

@petra_159 obviously found the biscuits to his liking, commenting that they were moist and chewy yet fluffy and dangerously delicious, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Well, that was certainly enough to capture our fancy! We hurried to a 7-Eleven and bought a package to try the biscuits ourselves.

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The “Seven Premium” hot biscuits came out in July this year and are available at 300 yen for a package of two — maybe not a real bargain, but not expensive either. We also thought it was nice that the biscuits came with pre-packaged portions of syrup, which we were expecting to add plenty of sweet yumminess.

We opened the package, and yup, the biscuits looked like… well, biscuits, but we were going to wait until tasting them before forming an opinion. We heated them up in the microwave, and after a short while we could smell the scent of butter wafting from the biscuits. We have to say, it smelled delectable.

Once they were done we cut into the biscuits, wondering how soft or flaky they would be. We found that they were softer than expected, almost the consistency of pancakes, although that may have been partly because we used a microwave to heat it.

And of course we had to use the syrup that came with the package! As we poured the thick syrup onto the biscuits, its sweet smell mixed with the rich aroma of the butter, and by that point we were convinced that we were in for a tasty treat.

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And now, for the actual tasting! We took a bite along with plenty of syrup, and the chewy and soft texture of the biscuit filled our mouth. It wasn’t flaky, like you would expect from a typical biscuit, but rather fluffy, yet with more substance than pancake. We thought it might even be filling enough to be a meal.

Hmm… a food that’s soft, chewy, and filling with a rich buttery smell that goes well with syrup? Well, our first thought was that these could possibly replace pancakes altogether in Japan.

But then, we didn’t want to say good-bye to pancakes quite yet, so we happily left that dreadful thought in the realm of imagination. Oh, and we should add that the biscuits did become slightly flaky in consistency after they cooled down.

In the end, while delicious, we wouldn’t say the biscuits were absolutely perfect. For example, they may have been even better if the syrup had soaked even deeper into the actual biscuit.

But overall, we were more than happy with them as a casual dessert that can be purchased at a convenience store. If you find them at a 7-Eleven in Japan, they may well be worth a try! It’s a great 7-Eleven dessert to go with your 7-Eleven traditional Japanese breakfast.

References: Seven-Eleven Japan, Twitter/ @petra_159

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I doubt anything sold frozen in 7-11 is good.

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"As it turns out, hot biscuits aren’t exactly standard fare here in Japan, at least not like pancakes or French toast."

Surprise, surprise. It's a different country with a different food culture. Pancakes and French toast weren't "standard" either until relatively recently after becoming very popular with young women especially. That said though, biscuits have long been on the menu at KFC.

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Peter KToday  09:13 am JST

I doubt anything sold frozen in 7-11 is good.

If you said "good for you" I'd whole-heartedly agree.

But they have frozen Kalbi yakiniku and it's a magical-tasting likely-poison. You can microwave it, but a minute or two in the skillet gets it crispy caramelized bits almost like properly grilling yakiniku. Put it on Frnech bread to make a sandwich and as long as you can keep the thought of what other additives are hiding in it out of your head, it's pure bliss.

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Who doesn’t love hot biscuits with a generous serving of sweet, gooey syrup?

Ugh...me for starters. I'd personally prefer southern sausage gravy (with bacon, poultry seasoning, pepper, and heavy cream) over my biscuits. Personal preference - so forgive me. I'm real old school, so keep that in mind.

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My son works there part time and I often "drop in". Their frozen edamame, and frozen pizzas are excellent in my opinion. I always feel satisfied with their high quality items.

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If they'd get in a few jars of bigos, Branston's baked beans and packets of Tayto I'd be even happier.

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Those aren't biscuits, looks more like cake. I wish they would sell proper biscuits here.

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I wish they would sell proper biscuits here.

Kit Kat?

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Those aren't biscuits,

I wish they would sell proper biscuits here.

Kit Kat?

McVities.

Marie

Jammie Dodgers

Chocolate bourbon

Jaffa Cakes (they're not cakes)

Custard creams

Gingernuts

Shortbread (it's not bread)

Not necessarily in that order.

The things in the article might be nice, but they're definitely not biscuits.

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Kit Kat?

i guess some clarification is needed between US biscuits and British biscuits. Big difference I think. My father ordered biscuits and gravy at Bob Evans on Sunday and was griping about the lack of sausage.

"gooey syrup"? Sugar, corn syrup or HFCS?

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Who is Bob Evans?

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7-Eleven Japan’s frozen hot biscuits are so good, they might make pancakes obsolete

Have to say the headline didn't make much sense to me. Would never call these bickies, rather pastry or cake perhaps. Biscuits are imo hard/hardish or crumbly but definitely not 'that' soft/thick, and are cream/jam/choco etc -filled (or not). Cookies, tim tams, sables, all Arnott's range etc are biscuits. No one would ever compare them to pancakes or add 'a scoop of vanilla ice cream'. Pfff!

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Due to the large scale retail trading law prohibiting supermarkets near my house and working late hours, I ate a lot of 7-11's food over 15 years in Japan. Now I have severe type II diabetes even though I never got fat. Nearly everything is ladeled with HFCS, even dishes that are meant to be savoury.

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I love 7-11 in Japan! To me, their coffee is excellent! They started this coffee system recently I think, ¥100 a cup, and it's great. Japan just knows how to make good food.

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Danger! Do NOT eat! Processed junk food!

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Who is Bob Evans?

What is it is what you mean. Restaurant chain in USA. 2 second google search can work wonders.

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Clearly there's a large cultural divide in the world as to what a biscuit is. Southern USA-different than UK.

There are restaurant chains in the USA that serve biscuits and gravy for breakfast, or chicken and biscuits for lunch/supper/main meal.

What would be funny is if a Southern USA resident went to England and asked for biscuit and gravy for breakfast. Basil Fawlty would not react at all well to that.

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They sell McVitties biscuits in Seiyu

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They sell McVitties biscuits in Seiyu

They sell them in a lot of supermarkets, unfortunately they bear no relation to the genuine UK biscuit. The digestives here are vile.

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