Chocolate…one of my many weaknesses as self-professing, sweet tooth. I love all kinds of chocolate, from dark chocolate to milk chocolate to expensive chocolate to the chocolate with the rice crisps inside.
Having lived in Germany for three years, and now Japan for more than three, I realize (and this may just be my opinion) that America may have the some of the poorest quality chocolate in the world. It’s said, but it very well may be true. I have yet to try an American chocolate, or chocolate bar that can even hope to match some of the chocolate I’ve tasted in Germany. French chocolate is mighty good, too. From what I’ve heard, Switzerland and Belgium are the chocolate kings. Judging from samples that I’ve gotten from students who have traveled to those areas…it’s completely true.
How about Japan’s chocolate? Well, I can’t say it’s the best chocolate I’ve ever had, but it is good. Let me rewind a sec. American chocolate is good…I was raised on that stuff, but it’s just based more on sugar than flavor. The major companies that I’ve tried chocolate from are Meiji and Lotte. Lately, I haven’t been eating a whole lot of Japanese chocolate, but there were two chocolate products with weird names, that spurred me to type this post.
I think there’s must be some pervert manager or staff member working for Lotte, here’s why:
Number One: Pop Joy Chocolate Candies
Hmm…sounds a li-ttle strange. You don’t think so? Well it struck me as a little bit weird. So maybe you can get away with that one.
But how about this?
Ball Nude? There’s no way around that one! Even the candies themselves look a tad obscene.
It’s the weird things like these that make Japan so much fun. Sigh… But we can’t totally pin this one on Japan. There is a Lotte branch in Japan, but Lotte is a Korean company .
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