Lotte Sasha Chocolate – Matcha

This box of Lotte Sasha Chocolate is the last of my Asian goodies from Emma and Jason. No worries if you want to read more Asian candy reviews here – I’ve still got a few more Japanese treats from Nana and Justin to write up. A quick googling shows that Sasha Chocolate refers to the…

Kit Kat Uji Matcha [Review]

I got this Uji Matcha Kit Kat as a free sample from Tsunami.hk. Uji Matcha is a specific blend of green tea, and it’s one of the many flavors of Japanese Kit Kats. The Kit Kat fingers were pea green colored. Even though I’ve reviewed quite a few matcha chocolates on this blog, I still…

Guest Post: Japanese Tiramisu Chocolates

I’m currently at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends this week. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa Hello folks!…

Japanese Kit Kat – Royal Milk Tea

I got a bunch of Japanese Kit Kats in my free sample box from Tsunami.hk. For some reason, Kit Kats in Japan have taken on a life on their own, with dozens of always available and seasonal/limited edition flavors, some of which are quite weird. Today’s review is of the first of the lot: Royal…

Essential Candies List – 1-55

To kick off 2010, Cybele from Candy Blog posted an exhausted list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. She suggested that we repost it with what we’ve had checked off and add our thoughts. Great idea! But so much work… I’d been putting off doing so because Cybele’s list was so intimidatingly thorough, but…

Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest

From alert reader Lauren, a tip-0ff about a Scharffen Berger/TuttiFoodie.com Chocolate Adventure Recipe Contest. The twist? Recipes must feature an adventurous ingredient, such as basil, jicama, mango, matcha, etc. To give you an idea of what they’re looking for, last year’s winner was a recipe for “Scharffen Berger Wasabi Pom Poms,” a combination of chocolate,…

Meiji Chocolate Tasting, part II

Part II of II of the Meiji Chocolate tasting (courtesy of my worldly friend Michael) that started on Monday. Today, we shall begin with the somewhat incongruously named Black Chocolate. Why incongruous, you ask? Because for a bar that’s named BLACK in giant letters, this one isn’t very dark in taste or appearance, though it…