One of Japan’s pioneering chocolatiers, Koji Tshuchiya, is the man behind the Japanese chocolate maker Theobroma Cacao. Theobroma Cacao is the second chocolate maker from Japan to enter our Library. With Japan being a country seldom associated with chocolate, surprisingly, it is also a country that has over 130 chocolate makers.
Kakinotane (柿の種), a popular snack in Japan, most often consumed with a beer or two, is a mix of soy-flavoured rice crisps and peanuts. Theobroma Cacao have taken this Japanese bar snack and mixed it with Venezuelan white chocolate.
This white chocolate won an Asia-Pacific GOLD from the International Chocolate Awards. It gives a great textural experience, with the contrasting crunches of the rice crackers against the creamy white chocolate. It is a subtly umami, yet rather sweet bar, with a finish that lingers rice and malted milk.
This bar is not suitable for vegetarians.