Mochi Mochi Chocolate – Ganache

Brand: Bourbon Found at: Lawsons   My father’s favorite aphorisms is “gilding the lily,” declaimed at such wonton excesses as eating bacon on a burger, putting chocolate sauce on ice-cream, and wearing earrings and makeup to the same event. It’s one of a long line of fatherly one-liners that later turn out to be references... Continue Reading →

Look Heisei Sweets

Brand: Fujiya Cost: 129 yen Found at: Ministop   It’s official! The name of the new era in Japan has been announced. As of April 30th, the Heisei Era (“peace everywhere” era)  – the 31 year-long era in which I was born – will be over and the Reiwa (“joyful harmony”) era will begin. For... Continue Reading →

Sangria Chocolate

Brand: Meito Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   I have not been in Japan long enough to fully distinguish between the waves of seasonal food flavors and the waves of fad food flavors. I’m starting to recognize what is eaten when, but there is still so much that I have to learn when it... Continue Reading →

Premium Cheesecake Chocolate

Brand: Tirol Cost: 45 yen Found at: Family Mart   I don’t love cheesecake.   Which is odd, because I have a massive sweet tooth and I love cheese. But cheesecake has just never quite won me over. It’s disconcertingly both moist and dry – and that vaguely creeps me out. This is not something... Continue Reading →

Star Chip Chocolates

Brand: Fujiya & YBC Cost: 130 yen Found at: Family Mart   After the first chocolate, I thought to myself, “Ah, yes - just another gimmick to sell chocolates.” The second chocolate confirmed my suspicions: the chips were not nearly salty enough to be truly delicious. The third chocolate, eaten in the interest of fairness,... Continue Reading →

Lots of Strawberry Chocolate

Brand: Tirol Cost: 108 yen Found at: Daiso   Last weekend, my coworker invited me to go to on his family trip to a farm. He told me that we were picking strawberries and, having been to a fair few “pick-your-own” farms in my day (humble brag), I was not expecting very much. I assumed... Continue Reading →

Soft Chocolate Bread

Brand: 7-11 Cost: 138 yen Found at: Narita Airport 7-11 Last year, I resolved to eat healthier. In fact, I have been making this same resolution for the past several years – writing it down along with three or four other resolutions that I think about for two or three days and then lose in... Continue Reading →

Apple Kit-Kat

Brand: Nestle Cost: Travel Souvenier Found by: Coworker Liz   Chocolate is amazing. Apple is amazing. Chocolate apple is unpalatable. It is very, very rare that I do not finish something that I started eating. It’s a matter of some personal pride that I can get through anything. But half-way through this small chocolate and... Continue Reading →

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