chocolate

Japanese KitKats swap plastic bags for paper packaging with new origami feature

There’s a reason to feel less guilty about eating KitKats, now that they’re saving the wildlife from tonnes of plastic each year. 

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Japan has mint chocolate butter, and it’s now at the top of our shopping list

This opens up so many possibilities, and they all sound delicious.

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New Japanese KitKats combine mint, peach and rum for a summertime taste sensation

We try the new alcoholic chocolates designed to keep you cool and refreshed during the hottest season of the year. 

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Starbucks’ Tokyo-only Minty Chocolate Tea Frappuccino deliciously disappoints our taste tester

The new dessert beverage fills Mr. Sato’s heart with sadness, and makes the rest of us want to drink it even more.

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Japanese KitKats get fresh with new peach rum mint flavour this summer

Two new alcoholic mint varieties take the choc-mint experience to a whole other level.

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Ruby chocolate KitKats come to Japanese convenience stores with new Everyday Nuts and Cranberry

Getting your hands on the coveted “fourth chocolate” just got a whole lot easier, and cheaper too.

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Twitter artist crafts chocolate box town, mini masterpieces from Japanese packaging

This Japanese paper craft artist takes used-up, everyday product packaging and turns it into beautiful art.

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Barely half of Japanese men in survey will give thank-you gift to women for Valentine’s chocolate

Richer men in study found to spend less per-gift than their poorer counterparts.

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Godiva Japan unveils beautiful cherry blossom party cake, but you won’t find it at fancy stores

Gourmet chocolatier is selling its mouthwatering sakura/matcha combo where ordinary people go to satisfy their sweet tooth.

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Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!

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A Valentine’s Day shock has our reporter Seiji saying “I want to die”

Our often-single reporter gets a startling surprise from his girlfriend, and eats something he’s never had before.

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Valentine’s Day Akiba-style: Hundreds of otaku line-up for cards and chocolates from anime girls

Real-world manifestations of affection from 2-D crushes cause massive lines on a weekday morning.

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President of Japan’s obligation chocolate king sends personal letter to giri choco-hater Godiva

Things get personal, and sweet, in the latest chapter of the ongoing difference of opinions about a Japanese cultural tradition.

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KitKat Makeup: Korean cosmetics brand Etude causes a sensation with new chocolate beauty trend

It’s time to add KitKats to our beauty routine. 

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Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan, allows swimsuits, mixed-gender bathing

An onsen like no other in the Tokyo area’s premier hot spring resort town.

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Survey shows Japanese women would love to be getting some chocolate on Valentine’s Day too

New social movement gives rise to a new word: gyaku choco.

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Giri obligation chocolates seen as power harassment, more Japanese companies ban practice

Survey results indicate that Japan’s Valentine’s Day custom of giri choco may soon become a thing of the past. 

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Nintendo’s awesome Super Mario chocolate-making trays are here to power up Valentine’s Day

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom.

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Godiva takes swipe at Japan’s obligation chocolate king, Tokyo chocolatier fights fire with smile

Message from Belgian confectioner is a bolt from the blue, but the makers of Black Thunder are only too happy to play along.

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Tokyo opens entire store dedicated to helping women buy obligation chocolate for Valentine’s

The king of giri choco is here to help women who have to buy chocolate to give to all the guys they’re not attracted to on Valentine’s Day.

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