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What better way to tell them to “be mine” than by taking them to a “chocolate mine?”

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you have a special someone in your life, then chances are… you’re going to buy them some chocolate-covered KFC! Okay, maybe not…

This year, instead chocolate-covered chicken or some lame old heart-shaped box, why not treat your honey to an experience they’ll never forget: mining for tasty gold nuggets on a chocolate mountain.

▼ Yes, that is a mountain range made out of chocolate,
and, yes, you may commence drooling.

▼ A close-up of a chocolate miner hard at work.

▼ Watch the mining process in action here with this video.

Where can you make this chocolate dream come true? At the Isetan department store in Shinjuku.

It’s a limited-time event for Valentine’s Day and it’s only open until February 15, so if you don’t already have a partner-in-love, don’t waste time getting one before you go. There are far more important things at hand, like chocolate to be mined!

▼ Ooh, looks like someone managed to excavate a big chunk!

▼ There are 11 different regions on this chocolate mountain,
each with its own special flavor.

▼ The mined chocolate pieces are put in a special bottle for you and your darling to gaze at together affectionately until you get home and devour the contents.

▼ There are also pre-mined gemstone candies available for anyone who prefers their Valentine’s Day sweets to be a little less Earthy.

▼ And what better way to wash down all that mined chocolate than with a cup of hot chocolate dispensed from a faucet?

▼ Just think: this could be you.

And the best part? It’s not that expensive. One glass bottle of mined chocolate (60g) only comes to 1,500 yen (US$13). That’s way cheaper than a trip out to some fancy-schmancy restaurant for Valentine’s Day, and way cooler too. We can’t imagine a better way to craft some sweet memories.

Source: Tumblr/Mt-Isetan, Facebook/Kloka via CuRAZY
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