7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!

Nowadays, chocolates can be found all over the world but even if they all look the same, Japanese chocolates are usually made from natural ingredients locally cultivated and most of the people who make these chocolates have also received international awards. Because of this, Japanese chocolates are world-wide products that one must not miss trying. To help you achieve that, here are 7 addictive Japanese chocolates which you should try if ever you`ll have a chance to visit Japan.



 

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!

 

1. Royce : Nama Chocolate

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!royce

Royce is a standard Hokkaido souvenir. It is the representative of Japan`s Raw Chocolate (Nama Chocolate) loved by people of all ages. The smoothness of the Nama Chocolate is achieved by the abundant use of fresh cream made from milk freshly squeezed from a Hokkaido cow. Royce basically expanded to the world from Sapporo but there are a lot of products that are limited and could be purchased only from Hokkaido. The Nama Chocolates can be bought at the airport and duty free shops.

 

2. Goncharoff : Bouquet De Chocolat Dessert

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!Goncharoff

Goncharoff is Japan`s venerable brand founded in Kobe by Mr.Makarov Goncharov, a Russian court confectioner of the Romanov Dynasty. The history of Goncharoff started with the creation of the Whiskey Bonbon (Bonbon Chocolat) which is very famous in Japan. It`s affordability in spite of its fancy design is one thing that really makes it attractive to many more than anything else. There are branches in almost every region nationwide and it is also available in department stores and large supermarkets.

 

3. 100% Chocolate Cafe

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!100 Chocolate Cafe.

This is a chocolate produced by a very famous Japanese confectionery manufacturer, Meiji. There are 6 categories and 56 types of chocolates and out of this, you might just find the gem of your choice! The 100% Chocolate Cafe is the first Tokyo brand aiming to be an international brand. There are ther drinks and food which are 100% Chocolates available in the menu which one can taste.

Kyobashi head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo Kyobashi 2-4-16 Meiji Kyobashi Building 1F

 

4. Tokyo Chocolate : Fuji Crunch Chocolate

In the chocolate festival “Salon Du Chocolat”, the Tokyo Chocolate won four awards for three consecutive years and has been internationally evaluated . The innovative chocolate with the image of Mount Fuji has two types which are the milk and macha. The size of this chocolate is 1/180,000 of the actual size of Mount Fuji making it a good souvenir.

Shinjuku Isetan: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku 3-chome, 14-1 Isetan Shinjuku B1F

 

5. ORIGINES CACAO : Criollo de Merida

The Criollo de Merida chocolate bar can often be seen sold at different chocolate bars when Valentines season approaches. This raw chocolate although thin has a rich taste. Other standards are the Bonbon Chocolate and newly tablet-shaped chocolates which could also be enjoyed. This is the shop for chocolate lovers. Yukihiko Kawaguchi, the patissier, is also a pioneer in launching a chocolate shop in Japan. He received the Club des Cronqueurs de Chocolat and he was the first Japanese to receive the highest evaluation becoming a member of the Relais Desserts.

Jiyugaoka shop: Meguro-ku, Tokyo Midorigaoka 2-chome, 25-7 La Cool Jiyugaoka 2F

 

6. LE CHOCOLAT DE H : Nano Chocolat 

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!LE CHOCOLAT DE H

In the Salon Du Chocolat, Mr. Tsujikuchi Hironobu was awarded with the highest rating of five tablet gold medals for two consecutive years. Mr.Tsujikuchi Hironobu is the make of the finest chocolate brand htat represents Japan. He has won in several international sweets competitions and has a very high international evaluation. The Nano Chocolat which received the highest award in the festival. The Cacao nib that was turned into a nano has a deep flavor making it more attractive. Currently, there is a Hikarie Shop in Shibuya and in Ginza.

Ginza: Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 6-7-6 Ginza Hosono building 1F

 

7. BEL AMER : Palet Chocolate

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!BEL AMER

There are 20 types of the standard Bel Amer chocolates and it has rich flavours which matches the seasons of Japan. Just like what the name suggests, the beautiful bitterness is valued and it is also a chocolate which uses locally made ingredients and its flavour contains the tastes of Japan`s four seasons. It is a chocolate which taste and looks can both be enjoyed. The Palet Chocolate , which is a recommendation, is Bel Amer`s very famous round plate chocolate with a diamter of 6cm and thickness of 6mm. There are 30 types some of which are topped with nuts and dried fruits, others macha flavoured. The design differs with the changing of the season. Cherry blossom designs during spring and Christmas designs during winter are the most popular designs.

Head office is located in Fukuoka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka also has shops. Ginza Mitsukoshi store: Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 4-6-16

 

Conclusion

So there you go. Morinaga, Meiji, Lotte and Glico are most of the familiar brands and most of the time available in the leading supermarkets nationwide.

 

7 Addictive Japanese Chocolates You Should Try in Japan!

1. Royce : Nama Chocolate
2. Goncharoff : Bouquet De Chocolat Dessert
3. 100% Chocolate Cafe.
4. Tokyo Chocolate : Fuji Crunch Chocolate
5. ORIGINES CACAO : Criollo de Merida
6. LE CHOCOLAT DE H : Nano Chocolat
7. BEL AMER : Palet Chocolate