I like snacks. No, really, I like snacks a lot. In these posts, I’ll post some of the interesting snacks of the moment that I’ve found hereabouts. Because it’s me that’s doing the eating, I admit we’ll probably err more on the side of sweet things, especially chocolates, and after much pondering, I’ve decided I’ll only post things that I’ve actually enjoyed.
Snack: Royce Tirol Chocolate
Purchased: November 15th 2015
Found at: Family Mart, 7-11
Price: ~ 45 yen
Royce Chocolates are quite a fancy chocolate brand in these parts. Originating in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan’s very chilly northern island, they typically sell chocolates in elaborate gift boxes with an interesting side range of chocolate-coated potato chips.
Currently, however, Royce are doing a collaboration with Tirol, the maker of small, square chocolates that are typically sold at convenience stores for 20 or 30 yen. Thus, we have Tirol-sized Royce chocolates, retailing for just under 50 yen per square at the big-name convenience stores.
Each tiny square is made of smooth milk chocolate, the exterior giving way to a wonderfully creamy interior, made with “nama” (fresh) cream and a splash of brandy, the latter taste one I didn’t even notice until I took a closer look at the packaging.
I’m not sure how long this particular line will be around, but they’re definitely worth trying while they are!