Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 8, 2008: Tokyo treats - Meiji

Though I'd never heard of it, Matt picked this block of chocolate out for us since it is Japan's most popular and well-known. It looks to me like the kind of bar that could conceal a golden ticket to Willa Wonka's Chocolate Factory!

I was impressed with this - it seems to have a higher cocoa content than the milk chocolates sold here. It was no effort for Michael and I to devour the entire 70g block in one delicious sitting!


  1. Konnichi wa!

    I tried that brand of chocolate when I was in Japan too, but I wasn't a fan - they use some vegetable fat instead of all cocoa-butter, and I found the taste and texture a bit... er... average.

    But I do agree with you - I really like milk chocolates that are a bit darker than the normal. For example in Aus we've got Kennedy & Wilson or Green & Blacks. Although come to think of it, you can get Meiji chocolate in Asian grocers here, if you want a dark-milk chocolate fix!

    xox Sarah

  2. Sarah, although I like Meiji I wouldn't trade it for Lindt any time soon. :-) It just exceeded my Cadbury-level expectations. Still, I might keep an eye out for it when I'm at an Asian grocer.

  3. I must concur with Sarah re: the unusal mouth feel. But I can't resist the Meiji green tea version (also available at most CBD Asian grocers)

  4. Mellie, there is an as-yet-untasted block of green tea chocolate in our diminishing bag of Tokyo treats. :-)

    Not Meiji brand as far as I can tell, but should be interesting nonetheless.