Yokan is a jellied Japanese dessert that's made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar and Kameya Yoshinaga is reinventing the traditional sweet with Slice Yokan. The traditional version of the dessert is sold in block form and eaten in slices but the Kyoto-based confectioner is simplifying the process of enjoying this treat by selling pre-cut slices.
The cheese-like pieces are thinly sliced, so that they can be used to quickly assemble a bread-based sweet snack. Once layered atop a slice of toast, the slices are ready to be put inside of a toaster oven to create a warm, melted snack that's accented with butter and salt.
The Japanese confectioner also created special slices for Valentine's Day that are made with half cacao and half sweet red bean with poppy seeds.