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CHOCOLATE

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2017
Meiji to boost premium chocolate output as sales beat target
Meiji Holdings Co., Japan's biggest chocolate maker, will buy more cocoa beans from Latin America to increase output of premium products after selling twice as much of its upscale THE Chocolate brand as it initially expected.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Apr 1, 2017
Price surprise
'Will you look at the price of this chocolate?'
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Mar 3, 2017
Dandelion Chocolate: Half cafe, half factory, all cacao flavor
It's been a year since San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate arrived in Tokyo with its artisan, small-batch, bean-to-bar ethos and laid-back California style — and it has proved a perfect fit in the trendy and rapidly gentrifying Kuramae district just south of Asakusa.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 17, 2017
Black S'more Pancake: More than the sum of its many parts
Sometimes, simply piling sweet tastes onto a dessert is a winning strategy. As it happens, The J.S. Pancake Cafe chain is offering up a chocolate Black S'more Pancake until the end of February.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Aug 26, 2016
Look! Chocolates are getting the jump on autumn
In the same way that shops jump the gun on Christmas by getting the Santa decorations out on Nov. 1, konbini (convenience store) shelves begin stocking autumn-themed treats while the mercury is still well above the 30 degrees Celsius mark.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Jul 8, 2016
Chocolat Bel Amer: Head-turning desserts in an old wooden town house
First established in Tokyo, Chocolat Bel Amer has now opened a boutique in a gorgeous traditional machiya (town house) fronted by a Japanese maple tree. In a rather bold move, it is directly opposite Inoda, an institution among Kyoto's cafes. What connects both these places — besides the street —...
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LIFE / 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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jun 3, 2016
Minimal bean-to-bar chocolate stand opens in Ginza
Since 2014, Japanese chocolatier Minimal has been championing the single-source bean-to-bar movement from its store in Tokyo's Yoyogi-Hachiman neighborhood.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 19, 2016
Give a welcome smooch to Tokyo's newest natural-chocolate shop
Danish brand Summerbird Organic, which recently opened a new store in Aoyama (5-5-20 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku), makes 100 percent natural chocolate that it claims is at the same level of culinary excellence as Champagne or oysters.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 13, 2016
Give me chocolate: Japan's growing obsession with the 'food of the gods'
People with a sweet tooth can get a glimpse of how Charlie Bucket felt when he first stepped into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in Roald Dahl's popular 1964 tale by popping into Musee du Chocolat Theobroma in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Feb 6, 2016
Sweet design, from Japan, with love
As Valentine's Day approaches, stores are always looking to promote unusual sweet ideas — making it a great excuse for designers to rethink candy and, of course, for the rest of us to enjoy the results.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 5, 2016
McDonald's insanely crazy chocolate-covered fries aren't what they seem
Reactions to the release of McDonald's new "McFry Potato Chocolate Sauce" (¥330) in Japan played out predictably. Many were shocked that this supposedly unholy union could exist, but chocolate-covered potato chips are neither new in Japan nor in many other countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 26, 2016
Diamond-topped chocolate cake on sale as Japan gears up for Valentine's Day
It would break your teeth and your wallet. A diamond-topped chocolate cake is among the more extravagant marketing gimmicks on offer this year as Osaka department stores kicked off their Valentine's Day confectionery sales campaigns on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 24, 2015
Kyoto entrepreneur finds business sweet spot with cocoa from Indonesia
Keiichi Yoshino, a 34-year-old operator of chocolate shops in Kyoto, never dreamed he would become a chocolatier.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2015
Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa
It was the murder — execution-style, in broad daylight — of a friend and fellow farmer in the Colombian countryside that prompted German Sanchez to finally heed government calls to get out of the cocaine trade and plant cocoa instead. Six years later, market forces, more than concerns about personal...
BUSINESS
Jan 8, 2015
Chocolate shortage spurs call to revive cocoa farming in Amazon basin
With chocolate prices surging, a former Credit Suisse Group AG banker wants to help revive cocoa farming in the Amazon basin, where the beans are thought to have evolved about 15,000 years ago.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Dec 9, 2014
Organic chocolate-covered fruit snacks from Biople are a great gift idea
Biople by CosmeKitchen (biople.jp) has locations in Ogikubo, Odawara and Machida, and is known for a line of organic cosmetics. In addition to selling beauty products, the company also imports a growing selection of organic food, including tasty freeze-dried fruit covered in chocolate from Landgarten...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Aug 5, 2014
New Dars chocolate packs an acai punch
Japan's recent acai berry craze has led to the creation of smoothies, yogurts and juices that can be bought in convenience stores across the country. The latest to join the pack is this limited-edition acai-flavored Dars chocolate from Morinaga (¥163), which has a crunchy cereal center and bits...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KONBINI WATCH
Feb 18, 2014
Bourbon's sakura-flavored Mochi Chocolat an early bloomer
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...
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2014
Tsunami-hit shop has salty sweets
A confectioner whose shop was destroyed by tsunami from the March 2011 mega-quake off Tohoku is targeting the Valentine's Day market with a chocolate flavored by sea salt from the damaged area.

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