Tiny bite sized banana coated chocolates16 May, 2012 by Chad
Banana and chocolate is one of those timelessly good combinations, whether it be conventional ice cream sundaes or Japanese only snacks like the Tokyo Banana. Meiji’s Choco Banana (バナナチョコ) bring the two together in cute bite sized form, perfect for little children’s hands.
Chocolate coated bananas have long been a staple festival food in Japan. You’ll see them at their equivalent of the pasar malam everywhere. But when craving for the taste, you can always find the Banana Choco readily available in stores.
These used to be commonly found in mini-marts in Singapore too but they seem to be rarer these days. Thankfully, Liang Court’s Mediya has them just the same for about $1.60 a pack. Which is really cheap considering how pricey even non-imported sweets are.
Amusingly, the chocolate and banana parts have been flipped around. There are other companies that make banana chocolates but few package their stuff as well as Meiji and each piece of Banana Choco takes the shape of a tiny banana.
Just like M&Ms, munching on the tiny sugar coated chocolates are addictive. The unconventional shape and recognizable banana taste make them much more enjoyable. Those fearing an overpowering artificial taste will be glad to know that the banana flavoring and sweetness of the shell are kept in moderation, so despite being a popular children’s snack, it is loved by adults as well. Many who have tried the Banana Choco end up wanting more.
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