[Latest Edition] Enjoy the Mint Chocolate Craze at Japanese Convenience Stores with These Top 5 Mint Chocolate Sweets
Mint chocolate is one of those flavors that you start craving during the hot summer. It has a cool sensation from mint and a mild sweetness from chocolate, which combine together into an exquisite taste. With that, here are 5 recommended mint chocolate-flavored sweets that are available in Japan.
1. Pocky Choco Mint
Pocky was released by Ezaki Glico in 1966 as the "world’s first stick-shaped chocolate snack." It has celebrated a deep-rooted popularity as a chocolate snack in Japan since it first hit the market. Glico has now released Pocky Choco Mint (162 JPY (incl. tax)), a limited edition flavor! The Pocky sticks are made with bittersweet cocoa pretzel and is covered in mint chocolate. Take a bite and you'll be blown away by the deep flavors of cocoa and the refreshing aroma of mint. You might also want to try eating this snack cold for a cool, delicious sensation.
2. Koeda Choco Mint
Koeda (which literally means “twig” in Japanese) is a snack with a crunchy texture that will have you absolutely hooked! It has been sold in strawberry, cappuccino, and various other flavors since it first debuted in 1971. While it has also been released in mint chocolate flavor over its long history of production, the mint chocolate flavor that was released this year is a bit different! The limited edition Koeda Choco Mint (194 JPY (incl. tax)) has been reborn with an elevated refreshing sensation. Chocolate lovers will be addicted to this flavor! Make sure to try this new and improved mint chocolate-flavored snack.
3. With Choco Country Ma’am Super Chocomint
Country Ma’am is a snack that will let you enjoy a refreshing new texture of a crisp but moist cookie. This snack has been through more than 40 modifications and improvements to ensure a delicious taste, and it is constantly being tweaked to this day. Now for a limited time, Country Ma’am has launched With Choco Country Ma’am Super Chocomint (172 JPY (incl. tax)) - a cookie created in an uncompromising fashion to ensure the full flavor of mint chocolate. It has mint-flavored chocolate chips inside, creating an exhilarating sensation that will surely satisfy mint lovers and get them hooked. With Choco Country Ma’am Super Chocomint is a snack packed with mint flavors that mint chocolate fans should definitely try.
4. Chocolate Mint Candy
Kanro Inc. is a well-known manufacturer of sweets and snacks such as cough drops and candies. They sell a wide array of sweets that are extremely popular in Japan. One of the products they have released is Chocolate Mint Candy (216 JPY (incl. tax)), a candy that exquisitely combines rich chocolate with refreshing mint. You can pop one in your mouth while taking a break from studying or working! Make sure to try this slightly rare flavor of candy!
5. Garigari-kun Rich Choco Mint
Garigari-kun is a classic brand of ice cream that marks the onset of summer in Japan. They release many different flavors every year, and the popular flavors always get sold out. For this year, Garigari-kun has brought back Garigari-kun Rich Choco Mint (151 JPY (incl. tax))! It was immensely popular last year, so fans are ecstatic about the return of this mint chocolate delight. Garigari-kun Rich Choco Mint is a mint-flavored ice pop with mint-flavored shaved ice and chocolate chips inside. Get through these hot summer days by indulging in this refreshing ice pop!
Mint chocolate is a flavor you'll want to really get your fill of during the hot summer season. Enjoy the refreshing taste of mint chocolate with these icy delights this summer!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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