[ Two days special edition: Japanese Valentine’s chocolate ]

“SAKE” chocolate from "SATSUMAGURA" (patisserie YANAGIMURA).

Today, I would introduce the Japanese special Valentine’s chocolates.
You can buy them in department stores, specialty stores and convenience stores.

A Japanese woman gives a chocolate to the partner or friends by distributing the relationship such as follows.
(The chocolate introduced below is as an example).

1) “HONMEI” chocolate to the lover:
I recommend you a “SAKE” (Japanese alcohol) chocolate to a man whom likes drinking. It consists “SAKE” in the chocolate. It is the same way as whiskey bonbon chocolate, which jelly or extract is including.

2) “GIRI” chocolate to your guy friends or co-workers:
This time, I choose the chocolate of photo-2. It is a chocolate of Japanese confectionery maker (Morozoff). Morozoff is the well-established maker which was established in 1931.
Because it is a famous maker even to have a cute package, it is recommended for not only Valentine but also a souvenir!

3) “TOMO” chocolate to your lady’s friends:
In Japan, there are a “Matcha” (green tea) taste chocolates too.
This time I choose the “Matcha” chocolate rusk. It is pleased when you give the favorite chocolate sweets of the persons as well as chocolate.
Also, it is pleased when you give the faraway famous sweets which you cannot buy at your neighborhood.

Please come to Japan at the time of Valentine.
You can eat various kinds of chocolate!!
[ Information ] Sale place of the Valentine chocolate

■Open: 10:30~20:00
4-6-16 Ginza, Tyuou-ku, Tokyo
Sweets Collection 2016 corner (Open date 2/1-2/15 )
■TEL: +81-3-3562-1111
■URL: http://miguide.jp/ginza/sweets2016/ (Japanese)

■Open: 10:30~20:00 (Friday and Sunday: 10:30~20:30)
2-4-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Amour du Chocolat! corner (Open date: 1/28-2/14)
■TEL: +81-5361-1111
■URL: https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/shinjuku/amour/index.html(Japanese)

■Open: 10:00~21:00 (Sunday and Holidays: 10:00~20:00)
1-28-1 Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo
CHOCOLATE Paradise 2016 (Open date: 1/23-2/14)
■TEL: +81-3-3981-0111
■URL: https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/ikebukuro/chocopara2016/(Japanese)

"Sake" jelly is inside the chocolate.  “GIRI” chocolate from Morozoff.  Matcha chocolate rusk from "TSUJIRI" (Matcha maker).  The "Matcha" chocolate taste is bitter sweet.