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Bourbon’s sakura-flavored Mochi Chocolat an early bloomer

by Angela Erika Kubo

It’s cold and the trees are still bare, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the cherry blossoms before they bloom. Bourbon is one of the first confectioners to join the wave of cherry-blossom-flavored goodies with the release of these bite-sized bits of white chocolate wrapped in soft sakura-flavored mochi, part of its Mochi Chocolat lineup. Bite into the treat and you’ll find red- bean sauce. Unfortunately, like Japan’s beloved flower, these sakura chocolates are only available for a limited time, so don’t expect to see them on the shelves for very long!