How Japanese enjoy their chocolate flavors13 May, 2010 by Yan
Since now is the Sakura season, there are plenty of Cherry Blossom related goods floating around the market. Even though I am not a huge fan of Sakura flavored foodstuffs, I still decided to take a look around and see if there were any interesting items that might change my way of thinking. This Sakura chocolate captured my attention for its pretty packaging and I decided to acquire a small box to try it out.
My final verdict of the product: It tasted okay but wasn’t really something I will go for again. The Sakura-colored chocolate had an intense aroma and taste of Sakura, with gritty bits of leaves inside. The other white-colored chocolate tasted, more like any other white chocolate with only a hint of the Cherry Blossom aroma.
Perhaps such Sakura flavored goods are more intended for the female masses rather than the males, as to me the appeal of Sakura flavor is rather faint. It will still make a pretty looking gift to any girl, who I believe will appreciate the taste more than I do.
The Sakura Chocolates were bought from Nippon-Ya at Ion Orchard, Singapore. The above post features the smallest packet available for sale, they also carry other Sakura flavored items like biscuits and snacks.
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