May 4, 2018
Many foreigner know for sure the popular mind chocolate „After eight“, which is a peppermint cream surrounded by dark chocolate. Especially in Great Britain and Germany it is very popular. When I moved to Japan, I really missed that chocolate, which gives you a nice fresh smell in your mouth after eating it. Most of the chocolate here is very sweet and I can not eat much of it.
Last time when I stopped at a nearby convenience store, I´ve found the baskin robbins chocolate mint chocolate. First of I was surprised to find something with mint inside, because that herb is not that popular in Japan than in other regions of the world.
The chocolate package has 10 small separated wrapped chocolate pieces. The mint cream inside the chocolate really tastes like the delicious mint ice cream of 'baskin robbins.' The surrounded milk chocolate also melts like ice cream as soon it is in your mouth. The flavor is very similar to my favorite 'after eight' chocolate, but there are some small differences. First off, all the baskin and robbins chocolate is made of milk chocolate and not dark chocolate. The milk chocolate makes it a little bit sweet. Also the size if different, which also affects the taste. After eight is very thin and most of it is mint cream. The 'baskin robbins' version is more like a chocolate bar with more chocolate than mint. Both of them have a strong mint flavor and taste very good. The perfect chocolate for chocolate mint lover!
Mostly every convenience store and also 'baskin robbins' stores sell the chocolate mint chocolate. This new chocolate version is out on the market since April 19th. It is a limited time chocolate for 140 yen. Check it out if you are a mint fan!
I´m a german girl living in the center of Tokyo, but my true love belongs to the countryside of Japan (especially Chiba and Hokkaido). I love traveling in Japan and explore hidden areas.
I want to help people with my articles to get in touch with the Japanese culture and all the beautiful places you can explore.
Besides traveling around, I love trains, handcraft and my little rabbits.