These cookies are slow to dry out and they're packed with red bean paste to boot!

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of Subway cookies! They are so soft and chewy, and I am constantly on the lookout for other cookies like them. After moving to Japan, I soon stumbled upon Country Ma'am cookies. My first bite confirmed that my arduous search had finally come to an end. These cookies have an almost identical texture to Subway cookies but with one fundamental difference. Subway cookies fresh from the oven are soft and chewy, but any cookie out of the oven too long ends up hardening, turning into a strange combination of soft and crunchy. The creators of Country Ma'am, however, have somehow managed to preserve that silky soft texture for really long periods of time. On top of that, they come in more than double the amount of flavors as Subway cookies, including flavors that are only available in specific regions of Japan. If you manage to find one of these unique limited edition flavors, you'll be in for a very pleasant surprise.

While in Nagoya, I happen to find a limited edition product based on the city's famous red bean paste toast. Warm, soft, toast that's crispy on the outside topped with sweet bean paste and a small slice of butter — that's the taste of the sweet bean paste toast unique to this bustling city.

Any delicious sweet is something to share with friends and family. But a few of you might be worried that those loved ones won't be used to the unique flavor ingredients like sweet bean paste have to offer. What if they don't like the taste?! Well, there's no need to fear with Country Ma'am's Sweet Bean Paste Toast flavor. Jam-packed, not only with sweet bean paste toast flavor, but chocolate and white chocolate chips too, this cookie is almost a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that is sure to have your non-Japanese friends and family immediately hooked.

Country Ma'am's Sweet Bean Paste Toast flavor is like the training wheels before riding a bicycle. After relishing its heavenly sweet taste, your friends and family will be longing for more and more bean paste sweets, opening up a whole new world of culinary delight. They'll be thanking you few years to come as a result. Even your grandma who thinks nothing's better than her cookies will find herself asking for the recipe!
Tingle everyone's taste buds with 16 individually packed Country Ma'am's Sweet Bean Paste Toast cookies, available from selected Nagoya souvenir stores for 756 yen (including taxes).