The words ‘chocolate’ and ‘slimming’ never looked so convincing together in a sentence until last month when a new study revealed that frequent chocolate consumption may have slimming effects! More feeds on this juicy news here, here and here…..enough said! We are already hitching plans to wipe out those racks in Yamakawa Super (#B1-08)!
New on the racks was the dark cookie chocolate Kit Kat.
Its dark chocolate coating is less sweet as compared with the other versions of Kit Kat. Its name, オトナの甘さ (Otona no Amasa), literally means “sweetness of adult”, referring to a sweetness intensity suitable for adults.
In between the wafers, you will find dark chocolate cookie bits which contributed to the crunchy texture. We were glad it also came in a mini version as it made it an easy snack target for those who carve for a little something to nibble on.
More of bite-sized treats – if you always loved the whiff of almond/nutty smell, you can try these little Morinaga twigs which contained milk, soybean, wheat and treenut.
However, this Morinaga selection paled in comparison with the Glico’s pretzel sticks coated in milk chocolate frosting and shaved bits of almond.
A Pocky’s lover must not miss this snack! Just look at how big those crushed almond bits are – they’ll make you go absolutely nutty! The milk chocolate texture is so smooth, you will probably not be able to stop at just one…so, be prepared for a Pocky frenzy :D
If nuts aren’t exactly your kind of indulgence, here are some flavourful strawberry chocolate sticks to tease your taste buds. We grabbed this box of Tsubu Tsubu Pocky because it looked equally inviting and truly, it smelled as sweet as it looked!
The pink bits made its strawberry flavour sharper than the regular pink Pocky sticks, however, the biscuit stick is less thick and loses charm after a few nibbles. Very quickly, we moved on to the next box of chocolates…..
The posh packaging made these chocolate squares perfect as gifts to impress. For dark chocolate lovers, you will fall head over heels for Cacao 70! We swooned over its smooth texture and intense bitter taste.
Though the French Milk chocolate left long-lasting milky sweet notes, Cacao 70 prevailed as a winner.
Saving the best for the last, we dived into a variety of flavoured chocolates!
Fancy some premium quality chocolate? This box of assorted gourmet chocolates is sure to spoil you for weeks.
Being able to visually feast on the beautifully decorated selections while enjoying the delicate aroma of the chocolates is awesome.
The downside was that the name and description of the individual chocolates were entirely in Japanese language, so we had to go by sight! We were delightfully surprised by some of the fillings – there were a few pieces of delicate cocoa notes that were well-blended with fruity flavours.
We were very pleased that the chocolates were not-too-sweet and we remained guilt-free even after grabbing our 3rd piece :D
Highly recommend this box of exquisite chocolates for those who need pampering from time to time and that reminds us – in the upcoming month of May, it would be a lovely gift for the Mother’s Day occasion! Our mothers deserve only the finest, don’t you agree?
Love, Tampines 1