Share the Tradition of Meiji ChocolateMeiji, the maker of Japan’s most famous milk chocolate bar, has been around for over 90 years and is a perfect brand for gifting to chocolate aficionados and connoisseurs of Japanese culture.
Meiji Milk Chocolate BarUnderstated in appearance, the Meiji Milk Chocolate Bar packs a darker, richer flavor and thicker, silkier texture than most other Japanese chocolate brands; and with distinct notes of toasty caramel and cocoa, you can savor the rich flavor long after the final bite. Meiji Milk Chocolate Bars are divided into grids of 12–15 squares, making them easy to share with loved ones and friends.
Meiji Almond Chocolates & Macadamia ChocolatesWhether you prefer sweet or salty, you can’t go wrong with Meiji’s perfect marriage of chocolate and nuts. Their trademark milk chocolate enrobes your choice of crispy almonds or macadamias, creating an addictive treat that will have you peeking into the box in the hope that you haven’t already devoured all of them!
Meltykiss ChocolatesTrue to their name, Meltykiss chocolates literally melt in your mouth. These cocoa-powdered cubes and wafers hide exquisite fillings within: strawberry, rum raisin, and brandy and orange, to name a few. Chocolate collectors will find even more to love with Meltykiss’ gentei (limited edition) flavors, like green tea and roasted soybean, which are often released exclusively around the winter holidays. Whichever flavor you decide to try, remember this: Always savor, never chew.
Explore the World of Ezaki Glico’s Sophisticated PockyEzaki Glico’s Pocky has been going strong for over 50 years and is perhaps Japan’s most famous chocolate snack. Since the introduction of the original chocolate-covered pretzel stick, Glico unceasingly continues to release an ever-expanding lineup of bold, new flavors, much to the pleasure of Pocky’s dedicated fans.
Glico Champagne SeriesReleased to herald 2017, Glico’s Champagne Series is a collaboration with the award-winning Japanese pastry chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi, and adds a touch of refinement to three of Glico’s most popular treats: Pocky, Caplico and Almond Premio. The Champagne Pocky is flavored with a fruity sparkling wine, and is roughly one-third longer than and twice as thick as Glico’s original Pocky.
Adult Amber Otona no Kohaku PockyIf you prefer enjoying your Pocky with a splash of single-malt Scotch, then Glico’s Adult Amber Otona no Kohaku Pocky is sure to hit the spot. Featuring a unique, malt-flavored pretzel stick coated in whisky-scented chocolate, this limited-edition flavor is a team effort between Ezaki Glico and 93-year-old Japanese whisky brewery Suntory.
Men’s Pocky & Heartful PockyA sort of “his and hers” Pocky pairing, Men’s Pocky and Heartful Pocky can nonetheless be enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth. Men’s Pocky features muted packaging that hints at the richer, darker chocolate-covered sticks stored within. In the past, it was difficult to find this flavor on store shelves, but fortunately Glico has made the wise decision to bring Men’s Pocky back for the foreseeable future. Heartful Pocky reimagines the popular snack by shaping the pretzel stick’s traditional round shape into a heart. Each stick is dipped in a white chocolate-strawberry coating and peppered with tart strawberry bits, making it a sweet way to say “I love you” to that special someone.
The Mature Chocolate Offerings from MorinagaDid you know that Morinaga’s advertising campaigns helped introduce Japan to the tradition of giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day? With nearly a hundred years of history behind them, Morinaga chocolates are a sentimental treat, ideal for sharing with the ones you love.
Carré de Chocolat Cacao 70Translated, the name simply means “chocolate squares” in French, and their flavor is as understated and refined as the name implies. One of Morinaga’s most popular chocolates, Carré de Chocolat Cacao 70 is praised for its rich, dark cacao flavor that finishes with a well-balanced aftertaste. Individually wrapped, these chocolate squares make for the perfect complement to your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
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