My recent trip to Japan included a visit to the Meiji 100% Chocolate Cafe, a place I've wanted to visit for a couple years. It is located right next to the Meiji corporate headquarters in Tokyo, about a 10 minute walk from Tokyo station. My husband and I met some friends there for a snack.
I wanted to get a small cake and a drink, but they were out of the cakes (and I can't even remember the name), so I just got the drink. It was called ショコラスクワッシュ (chocolate squash), and it was quite tasty. Basically, it was a bittersweet chocolate soda. It was a nice, delicate balance of sweet and savory, and it was a pleasure to sip.
It also came with the chocolate of the day. The most exciting thing about the cafe is that they have a special, unique flavor for every day of the year. This one (Sansho, or Japanese pepper) wasn't as peppery as I was hoping. It was very good dark chocolate with a slight taste of black pepper and a gritty texture.
I also bought a couple of the chocolates that they have in stock every day, numbers 20 and 48, specifically. I will post a review of those soon.
Meiji 100% Chocolate Cafe
I didn't even know this place existed! Now I want to go. :-)
I think the husband and I will pay a visit once the weather gets good and cold. I'm sure we'd both find flavors of interest!
Ooooh I am going to be in Tokyo next week. I think I'm going to have to go and check this place out. Thanks for the heads up!
I hope both of you go! It was very easy to find, and everyone who went had a great time there!
Do they have a list of the 365 flavours available for every day of the year, or is it random?
Do they also do white chocolate?
Kelly - you can get the list of the daily flavors on the cafe website, linked at the bottom of my review. It'd be nice to be able to pick a good flavor day! But I bet it's hard to get a bad flavor.
They had several white chocolate based flavors, like Hokkaido Milk and Strawberry!
I really love eating chocolates and I really love to go to places where there are really best chocolates in town. But I haven't checked out this place before. I might check this out this weekend.
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