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CHOCOLATE

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 9, 2020
Craving chocolate cake? Bake it in your rice cooker
The versatile rice cooker can be used to steam, poach and bake, so you can prepare a complete meal from appetizer to dessert without turning on your stove.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 1, 2020
KitKat kicks it up a notch with its Valentine's-limited Cacao Fruit Dessert
Have you ever wanted to know how cacao fruit tasted? Now you can, with Nestle Japan's new cacao fruit-flavored KitKat. (Spoiler: It's zesty!)
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jan 25, 2020
Akihiro Kakimoto: The man behind Japan's most elaborate chocolate desserts
Patissier Akihito Kakimoto has competed in the world's most prestigious chocolate competitions. But his path to the world of chocolate sculpture-making was anything but straightforward.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 20, 2020
Chocolate is getting weirder by the day
Infusing chocolate with unusual ingredients keeps the old-school confection on the rise while others are dying out.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jan 18, 2020
Mister Donut gets the French treatment with its Pierre Herme collaboration
2020's first hit dessert collaboration is here with Mister Donut and Pierre Herme's lineup of six chocolate- and fruit-forward doughnuts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 18, 2019
Chocolate makers hobble Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana poverty-fighting cocoa premium with discounts
Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana's move to combat farmer poverty with a living income premium for their cocoa sales is being undermined by chocolate makers scaling down purchases and negotiating discounts on other parts of the price, sources said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Dec 7, 2019
The McDonald's strawberry 'chocolate' pie: Confusingly named, but a worth-it guilty pleasure
In all honesty, no one needs dessert following a meal at McDonald's.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 20, 2019
Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs
In a world that is growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to environmental and social responsibility, top cocoa producers Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana are planning to make a move that goes against the tide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 11, 2019
New ranking finds major chocolate companies flunked child labor scorecard
Major chocolate companies such as Godiva, Lindt and Hershey are failing to keep child labor out of their supply chains, according to a new ranking by activists released Thursday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Oct 5, 2019
Floresta's doughnuts get a (sort of) spooky spin for Halloween
'Nature doughnuts' chain Floresta is getting into the spooky Halloween spirit with a corporate tie-up with Sanrio's kawaii My Melody characters.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 14, 2019
KitKat and yuzu help put Kochi sake on the map
Nestle Japan recently released the third in its line of sake-inspired chocolates, the KitKat Mini Yuzushu Bijofu, which uses yuzu citrus liqueur from Kochi Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Aug 17, 2019
Cantaloupe frappes and chocolate parfaits to cool the summer
Chocolate and fruit-flavored desserts dominate convenience store shelves, at this time of year, so Konbini Watch has collected highlights from both sides for those waffling between flavors.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Mar 16, 2019
Tough dieting choices
'A hot chocolate, please.'
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Feb 16, 2019
Cacao: Sensory infusions of chocolate and alcohol
Journey Company, the first international brand to carry Colombia's official mark of approval for their chocolates, collaborates with Japanese artisans to release limited-edition sweets infused with flavors like matcha green tea and umeshu (plum wine). To further the sensory experience, at their Chocolate Bank in Kamakura they offer after-hours chocolate and alcohol pairings at a tiny bar.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2019
Not so much obliged: More Japanese women buying Valentine's chocolates for themselves, not colleagues
More and more women in Japan are abandoning the tradition of giving obligatory chocolates to male coworkers on Valentine's Day, instead using the occasion to treat themselves.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 9, 2019
Cacao Hunters knows where the best chocolate is: Colombia
Cacao Hunters Japan partners with indigenous communities in Colombia to source heirloom varieties of cacao — and provide farmers with stable, high incomes — for the Cacao Hunters line of premium chocolates.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 9, 2019
Say 'I love you' a different way with Kourakuen's chocolate ramen
This Valentine's Day offering from ramen chain Kourakuen features a soy sauce-based ramen with a hefty dose of chocolate.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jan 26, 2019
Mister Donut takes a stab at classy with its decadent Chocolate Collection
In its new range, Mister Donut collaborates with pastry chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka to develop fancy takes on the chain's ring doughnuts, and a pair of decadent cake-like creations.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Dec 8, 2018
Lawson's Godiva chocolates are classy, sweet and provide some winter warmth
Lawson's latest collaboration is with chocolate maker Godiva, and together they have launched a limited-edition set of chocolate sweets.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Nov 17, 2018
Chocolate or cheese? With Fujiya's new Look chocolate, you don't have to choose
On Nov. 13, sweets maker Fujiya released two new flavors of its venerable Look brand of chocolate: a smoked almond and a cheddar and Camembert cheese variety.

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