Japan — ROYCE’s chocolate

Royce’s chocolate

Besides Shiroi Koibito’s chocolate cookies, Royce’s chocolate is also another famous sweet in Hokkaido. It has to put in the fridge.

The chocolates have the chocolate powder on it, that’s why some people call this chocolate as “chocolate dust.” There are different flavors, such as rum, champagne, Hennessy VSOP, red tea. I highly recommend the rum flavor, since it contains a strong flavor of rum and just a little bit sweet taste. Because the chocolate is cold, so it won’t taste too sweet. When you put the chocolate in the mouth, it will melt immediately .

A box of Royce’s chocolate has 20 pieces of chocolate.

Except the chocolate dust, Royce also provides other sweets.

Royce’s black chocolate dust

Royce’s white chocolate dust

Royce’s potatochip chocolate

Royce’s marshmallow chocolate

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Japan — Shiroi Koibito Chocolate

Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Cookie (JAP: 白い恋人)

“Shiroi” (白い) means “white”, “koibito” (恋人) means “lover”. This chocolate cookie is one of the most popular sweet in Hokkaido.

This Shiroi Koibito’s chocolate factory is opened by Ishiya Company, and it located in Hokkaido. Maybe I like the story about “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ,” it is really interesting to visit this chocolate factory. If you have a chance to go to Hokkaido, you definitely have to go there. But you don’t have to go to Hokkaido to buy Shiroi Koibito chocolate cookies, since you are able to buy it in most of the department stores and in the airport.

I really enjoy visiting this chocolate factory, because it decorated like a palace. Besides, there is a big restaurant in the factory, selling different kinds of home-made desserts and beverages. Also, you are able to see how the Shiroi Koibito chocolate cookies produce.

The chocolate factory:

Shiroi Koibito milk

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Published in: on April 7, 2008 at 6:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Taiwan — Black As Chocolate

Happy Valentine’s Day! Wish all couples are sweet as chocolate~


  Black As Chocolate

Black As Chocolate (the pioneer name is Awfully Chocolate) is opened by a Taiwanese actress, Stella Wong. Due to the legal issues, she changed the name of her shop. Stella used the color of black and white as the main color of her dessert shop. Although without the best looking of the cake (generally compared with all other desserts, the look of her cakes are not quite good looking), every dessert is able to give you a surprise. All the desserts are only 6 inches, which is not really big. So people are able to have different cakes at a time.Her desserts divided into 3 categories, a tease, a rush, and overkill.


1) A Tease:

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1575614896.jpg picture by hoilingtam Chocolate Cheese Cake – I am fans of cheese cake, I love any kind of cheese cakes. The sponge cake is chocolate flavor, with the cheese that from Australia. The cheese is a little bit sour, so when it served with chocolate, the cake does not taste really sweet at all. In between the two layer of cheese there is chocolate cream as well. On the top of the cake have some broken pieces of biscuits which taste like oreo.

untitled2-1.jpg image by hoilingtamuntitled3.jpg image by hoilingtam Strawberry Chocolate Dip –  A sweet strawberry with a thick dip of chocolate outside. Every box has 6 strawberries. Well, this one is not really special, since everyone is able to make it at home.

2) A Rush:

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5.jpg image by hoilingtam6.jpg image by hoilingtam Blackcurrant and strawberry chocolate cake – With a thick chocolate cream on the top, and the sour blackcurrant cream inside create a match of the whole cake. Every bite will have a slide strawberry that drive people crazy.

1575614898.jpg picture by hoilingtam1575614899.jpg picture by hoilingtam Mango and Passion fruit chocolate cake – In between the cake is mango meat. Every bite you can taste a strong flavor of mango.

3) An Overkill: 

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1575614900.jpg picture by hoilingtam1575614901.jpg picture by hoilingtam Classical chocolate cake – With 70% of Belgium Royal dark chocolate, a little bit bitter but with the chocolate sponge cake become my second favorite. If you like chocolate very much, you must try this one.

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10.jpg picture by hoilingtam11.jpg picture by hoilingtam Raspberry tart – If you like sour food, you must try this one.

 14.jpg picture by hoilingtam15.jpg picture by hoilingtam Hazelnut chocolate cake –  3 layers of sponge cake and full with hazelnuts inside.  


Every box have a unique paper inside which is a story of each dessert that create by Stella.

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Published in: on February 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm  Comments (3)  
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