Diep Ngoc Pham

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Why Japanese will pay a fortune for luxury chocolates

Food & Drink Jun 3, 2016

Why Japanese will pay a fortune for luxury chocolates

Naoko Otsuka didn't think twice about paying the equivalent of $23 for 141.7 grams of chocolate. The dark brown slivers of sweetness weren't just a treat, the Japanese homemaker says, but an opportunity to learn more about a superfood. The six bars Otsuka bought — ...