[Latest Edition] Best 5 Convenience Store Chocolates in Japan, Including Matcha Chocolate!
Many sightseers in Japan like to stop in at convenience stores to pick up snacks. These aisles are full of the latest products and are a great place to discover Japan's latest chocolate trends. In this article, we'll introduce the top five new chocolate snacks available at convenience stores in Japan!
1. Bourbon Bite-Sized Jaga Choco
Bourbon Bite-Sized Jaga Choco is a snack made with thick, chocolate-coated potato chips. You'll be quickly hooked on the delicious combination of salty chips and sweet chocolate. The combination of the crunchy potato and creamy milk chocolate creates a texture that'll have you coming back for more! There is a larger version, too, but this type is bite-sized. These snacks come in a resealable bag, so you can have a few and keep the rest for later.
Retail price: 130 JPY (excl. tax)
2. Bourbon Blanchul Mini Chocolate Rich Banana Flavor
Blanchul is a popular sweet by Bourbon made with thin layers of white or milk chocolate sandwiched between crumbly langue de chat cookies. The Mini Chocolate Rich Banana is a limited edition flavor. Unlike the standard Blanchul cookies, this type comes in bite-sized portions with banana powder blended into the chocolate. Take a bite and enjoy the rich aroma and flavor of bananas.
Retail price: 130 JPY (excl. tax)
3. Glico Almond Peak: Spring Honey Flavor
Almond Peak is one of Glico's classic chocolates, made with aromatic caramelized almonds coated in milk chocolate. The limited-edition Spring Honey Flavor maintains the aromatic flavor and crunchy texture of almonds, and also adds a honey-flavored cream coating. This flavor has a rich, complex sweetness to enjoy, and the surface is dusted with cocoa powder that adds a deliciously bitter accent.
Reference price: 238 JPY (incl. tax)
4. Lotte Almond Chocolat: Milk Tea Flavor
If you like butterscotch, be sure to try the Almond Chocolat Milk Tea flavor!
This treat is made by combining aromatic roasted almonds with milk tea-flavored butterscotch milk chocolate coat. The aroma of the almonds, rich, salty flavor and texture of butterscotch, and the sweetness of the chocolate work together to make a very luxurious snack. Tea leaves blended in the butterscotch also add a distinct aroma of tea.
Retail price: 189 JPY (excl. tax)
5. Fujiya 12 Piece LOOK (Uji-Matcha Selection)
If you love matcha-flavored chocolates, don't look past the Fujiya LOOK Uji-Matcha Selection! In traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, there are two ways of brewing tea: the lighter usu-cha and deeper koi-cha. Usu-cha is served at regular tea ceremonies, while koi-cha is served at formal occasions. This chocolate is designed around the flavor profiles of both usu-cha and koi-cha, giving you two types to enjoy.
Both versions are made with Uji matcha from Kyoto Prefecture that has been stone ground and aged at low temperatures. The chocolate coating melts in the mouth to reveal a distinct flavor of tea.
Retail price: 130 JPY (incl. tax)
These may be affordable convenience store sweets, but their flavors rival those of high-end products! You could buy all these products for under 1,000 JPY, so why not buy a selection and try them for yourself?
*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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