Seven recommended Japanese-style Valentine’s Day chocolates

30.January.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

I assume that a lot of you want to enjoy special chocolates and desserts on Valentine’s Day. In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended desserts using Japanese ingredients such as “matcha” and “azuki” beans.

 

Chocolate Jukusei Hoshiimo

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This is a collaborative product of “Zetaiku Chocolate” which uses rare cacao beans and “Jukusei Hoshiimo,” a sweet potato brand called “Beniyuka” which has been aged. The sweet potatoes used in this product are aged inside a special storage room maintained at a moderate temperature and humidity. The product has a soft and chewy texture and has a rich sweetness.

 

■Information

“Chocolate Jukusei Hoshiimo”

Content: 80g

Price: 1,296 yen (tax included)

Best when used by date: 60 days after the product is defrosted

Delivery method: Cool Bin (frost)

Available

website: http://www.lapoppofarm.shop/fs/lapoppofarm/valentine/H-010

 

 

 

Uji Matcha Gateau Chocolate Uji no Komichi

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This item sold more than 45,000 pieces within 3 months at the main store of Ito Kyuemon Uji, and it is now on sale at their official online shop. You can enjoy this layered matcha chocolate. This Valentine gift which has the superb color, taste and scent of quality tea ground using grindstone, is suitable to be given to your precious person.

 

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Uji Matcha Gateau Chocolate Uji no Komichi

Content: 10 pieces

Price: 2,160 yen (tax included)

Official online shop:https://www.itohkyuemon.co.jp/fs/ujicha/095206

 

 

 

Heart Gata (heart-shaped) Monaka Nagomi

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“Nagomi” is a product that comes with “anbin” made with Noto Dainagon Azuki Beans and it is a heart-shaped monaka (bean-jam filled wafer). Noto Dainagon Azuki Beans produced in Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture is larger than other normal Dainagon Azuki Beans. Since a special technique is  necessary when the beans are boiled, so that their shape is maintained, only a handful of artisans of Nakataya can create this product. The product is made by using a bronze kiln which has been used since the maker started their business and they are putting their effort into maintaining the freshness of the ingredients.

 

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Nagomi

Content: Heart Gata Monaka – 8 pieces

(white – 4 pieces, pink – 4 pieces), Noto Dainagon Azukibin (small)

Price: 1,080 yen (tax included)

Available stores: Nakataya’s stores

TEL:0120-588-228

URL:http://www.kintuba.co.jp

 

 

 

Dassai Matcha Truffle

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Junmai Daiginjo uses the world-famous nihonsyu, (Japanese sake) “Dassai” which is made of Yamadanishiki rice and therefore it has a fabulous scent, sweetness and rich aftertaste. The product is a gorgeous truffle which is combined with “Dassai” Junmai Daiginjo, sake lees and ujimatcha.

 

■Information

Available period: mid-January to mid-February (please note that the quantity of the product is limited)

Prices:

・2 pieces ¥800(tax included)

・4 pieces ¥1,500(tax included)

・6 pieces ¥2,160(tax included)

・8 pieces ¥2,700(tax included)

・10 pieces ¥3,240(tax included)

・12 pieces ¥4,000(tax included)

・16 pieces ¥5,400(tax included)

 

Available stores:

・Takashimaya Tamagawa Store

・Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs Store

・ecute Shinagawa Store

・ecute Tokyo Store

・ecute Ueno Store

・Lumine Kitasenju Store (when events are held)

・Waraku Beniya Online shop( http://www.waraku-beniya.jp/ )

 

 

Valentine Soft

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Valentine Soft which is sold at Gion Tsujiri’s Tokyo Sky Tree Town Soramachi Store for a limited time offer has an adult-like atmosphere using rich-tasting “Hojicha Soft” as its main ingredient and cocoa waffle corn and chocolate brownies. It is a gift recommended as a gift for adults because of its sweet/sour raspberry mousse and raspberry gummi candy.

 

■Information

Valentine Soft

Price: 600 yen (tax included)

Available period: 2018,01,16 to 02,14

Available stores: Gion Tsujiri Tokyo Sky Tree Town Soramachi Store

※please note that the quantity of the product is limited.

 

Gion Tsujiri Tokyo Sky Tree Town Soramachi Store

Address: Tokyo Sky Tree Town Soramachi 6F, 1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumidaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 23:00 (soft served ice cream – 21:45)

Fixed holidays: not fixed

TEL:03-6658-5656

 

 

 

Ocha wo Tsukatta Chocolate

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Fukujuen started selling Valentine chocolates using quality tea leaves. Their new products include “Carre de cha (tea ) colate” where you can enjoy the cruchy texture of tea leaves, “Matcha Truffle” using matcha truffle and Uji Matcha and “Matcha Mitsu” where matcha mitsu (syrup) is wrapped with rich-smelling matcha chocolate.

 

■Information

Online shop:http://shop.fukujuen.com

 

 

 

Koisuru Chocolate

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Ishiya Co. Ltd. which produces the famous confection, “Shiroi Koibito” started up the new chocolate brand “ISHIYA CHOCOLATE” and will begin sales of “Koisuru Chocolate.”  “Koisuru Chocolate” is a chocolate bar which uses the same chocolate as “Shiroi Koibito” and they will use strictly selected ingredients produced in Hokkaido such as salt of Saloma Lake and corn. The recipe of the product is simple and natural but it is a very Hokkaido-like chocolate which has excellent aroma and texture.

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/86352

 

■Information

Koisuru Chocolate

Available stores: Tokyo ISHIYA GINZA and directly managed stores in Hokkaido

Release date: 2018,01,12 (Fri.)

Price: 800 yen (tax not included)

URL:http://www.ishiya.co.jp/

 

 

How did you like our introduction to Japanese-style Valentine’s Day chocolates? Why not enjoy a Japanese-style Valentine’s Day.

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