A while back we tried a Japanese subscription box and I thought hey let’s try more! Here’s the February 2019 Tokyo Treat box! Lots of neat stuff to try in here. See below for a coupon code.
Go to and use coupon code THERAMENRATER to get a discount!
On The Ramen Rater, Hans unboxes a myriad of subscription boxes of noodles. Well, this tradition has started making its way over to The Chocolate Break! Here, we try out first box from Japan and see how we feel about it. Mind you, this post is being written in March of 2019 and so the contest mentioned is long over.
Watch the video to get our fascinating insights!
Get a Japan Candy Box here http://bit.ly/2K8x85q
Well hey look – it’s Andy! This is his very first appearance on The Chocolate Break and he did an excellent job; watch him weave his magic…
Bourbon Everyburger Burger Shaped Cookies – Japan
A Japanese company called Bourbon making hamburger shaped little chocolate cookies. What the hell?! Thank the Scissors of Hope for their true cuts. Weird – they don’t taste like bourbon or burgers. But they do taste good.
Get your Everyburgers here – http://bit.ly/everyburger
Andy – 3.5 out of 5
Hans – 3 1/2 out of 5
Beech’s Fine Chocolates Dark Chocolate Brazils – UK
Found at a little Canadian store specializing in British things – many of which get a discount as they’re expired. These are succulent and classy. Lotsa chocolate!
Get some Beech’s Dark Chocolate Brazils – http://bit.ly/darkchocolatebrazils
Andy – 4.5 out of 5
Hans – 4 out of 5
Switzerland and Japan come back to haunt us yet again in this interesting duo. The time honored question of what caused people to start enjoying milk from animals comes to pass.
Lindt Lindor White Chocolate – Switzerland
Redemption! After really feeling let down by the Creation range, Lindt wows us with this white chocolate. The snarls of glee for their cave of chocolate could be heard from miles away.
Lindt – https://amzn.to/2MqRI26
Kit – 5
Hans – 4 3/4
Meiji Milk Chocolate – Japan
Guessing this is NOT made from dog’s milk, but what if there was a dog milk chocolate bar? Perhaps dogs would like it? I’m guessing the cacao would still be bad for them.
Meiji – https://amzn.to/2Msmasv
Kit – 1
Hans – 1/2
This time we visit Germany and Japan with a couple more varieties found at Uwajimaya (I think they were both found there at least). We some some violence, a little acquiescence, and some reflection.
Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Corn Flakes – Germany
Interesting square shaped bars. The packaging is fancy and everything, but yeah the corn flakes weren’t the way we expected.
Ritter Sport – https://amzn.to/2sHrqzx
Kit – 3 1/2
Hans – 2 1/2
Lotte Ghana Black Chocolate – Japan
Japanese chocolate is an interesting thing, especially the darker varieties. It tends to focus more of the cacao rather than the sweeter side of things which is a nice change.
Ghana chocolate – https://amzn.to/2R966g2
Kit – 1.7583327
Hans – 2.825
We started going all in for requests. Although we don’t record these episodes on a regular basis (we usually will do two or three then chill out for a few weeks), we still can do a few special requests. Well, today we got something from Kit’s mom and gave it a try among other things. The other two are ones that were found at Uwajimaya, a Northwest based chain of Japanese supermarkets. Let’s give everything a look.
Loard’s – Rocky Road – United States
Loard’s is a fixture in downtown Livermore, California and has been there since 1950. The little shop offers candy as well as ice cream – on one of the first visits Hans made to California to see Kit, she took him to Loard’s to try it out. Her family has frequented the place since she was young, and her mother thought maybe we should try out their rocky road (one of her favorites).
Kit – 4
Crunky – Japan
A bar along the lines of a Krackel or a Crunch bar. This one’s from Japan. Here’s a little from Japan Talk –
Crunky is a chocolate bar filled with toasted grains often listed as “malt puffs” on the ingredients. A large number of flavors of crunky have been launched over the years including ice cream snacks. Crunky products often have engrishnames and marketing slogans. Oddly, Japanese products covered in engrishtend to get attention in the English speaking world and candy companies appear to have caught on.
Crunky bars – https://amzn.to/2DqAdMp
Kit – 1
Hans – 1.5
J Coco – Coconut & Pecan in Milk Chocolate – United States
Another J- Coco variety. We’ve tried quite a few of these in this, past and upcoming episodes and we’ve had mixed feelings.
J Coco – https://amzn.to/2Td85la
Kit – 4
Hans – 0.75