Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fujiya LOOK Buche de Noel

LOOK Buche de Noel

Before college, I studied the French language for 5 years, but at the end of high school, I started studying Japanese. At university, I focused on Japanese and forgot nearly all of my French. Recently, I started taking a French class at a local club, and I am enjoying the challenge.

My stepmother-in-law is also taking French with the same club, and for Christmas dinner last year, she and my father-in-law were inspired to make Buche de Noel for dessert. It was delicious (especially since they carved a little knot in the frosting to make it look extra log-like), so when I placed my last napaJapan order, I had to try Buche de Noel chocolate.

LOOK Buche de Noel

I was once wary of LOOK chocolates (I had some matcha LOOK a few years ago and was not impressed), but after reading a review at Sweets Blog, I decided to give them another chance, and I'm so glad I did! The Buche de Noel pieces were coated in sweet, milky, and slightly cool chocolate, and they had truffle-like centers.

Rather than cake, there were tiny bits of wafer in that truffle-ish filling, and the wafers added both a subtle almond flavor and a light crunchy texture. I could taste vanilla as well, and though sweeter than the Buche de Noel my in-laws made, the chocolates were delicious. I wish I had given this brand another look sooner!


Fujiya LOOK website


Orchid64 said...

It's amazing but I have never seen this here! I've seen tons of LOOK chocolates, but not this, and I would have definitely tried it!

I'm glad you found it and had a chance to review it though!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That looks so good :) I saw the box on napaJapan when I was researching Look flavors. Hopefully there will be a different flavor of Look next time I go to Japantown.
Glad you enjoyed this Look box :)
Oooh. French. I want to learn French! I'm planning on taking Korean at school next year (along with Japanese right now). And I might take French in college. :)

ebidebby said...

Orchid64 - That is surprising! I wonder if these were a really limited release?

storybookdreamer - They were really good! Thanks for helping me to try LOOK again. :) And wow, you study a lot of languages! I hope you enjoy Korean and French! Every tiem I start a new language, I get so confused at first...