Hokkaido produce and chocolates in one conveniant pack09 January, 2011 by Yan
Somehow I’ve always been able to pick up random unusual snacks whenever I step foot in my usual Japanese grocery shop. This time, I’ve managed to dig a whole series of chocolates produced from Hakodate, Hokkaido. Whats the big deal with these chocolates? Well aside from the lure of the packaging, these chocolates are infused with local produce that are as famous as Hokkaido dairy products itself. So once again, I end up forking out the cash to see if they were worth the trouble.
One can tell that while these chocolates hail from Hokkaido too, they are a whole different genre from the likes of Shiroi Koibito. Not that I have anything to complain about, as these chocolates cost only a small fraction of the expensive Shiroi Koibito/Royce chocolates. With the added benefits of a much longer shelf life.
Each of the individual packs are made out of their distinct produce. Corn, pumpkin or azuki bean powder is mixed into the supposedly white chocolate to produce the different flavors. There are also corn puffs and freeze dried azuki beans contained inside the chocolate itself, instead of just giving you a whole chunk of chocolate to munch on. After a round of tasting, I could say that the taste is genuinely not bad but those with a low tolerance towards vegetables might want to stay clear from these chocolates.
For those who are interested to see the whole selection of candies produced by this brand, look no further than here.
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