Jun 10, 2019
Getting excited about French things happens just as much in Japan as elsewhere and Tirol have channeled that interest into their Chocotto France Kibun multipacks. Kibun, 気分 means mood, while chocotto seems like a bit of word play, with the Japanese chokotto ちょこっとmeaning a little, or rather, but spelt with a c to be more reminiscent of the word chocolate (or choko チョコ). Basically, it seems Tirol wants to is aiming to provide a taste of the mood of France - pun intended.
Each pack contains about 7 chocolates, a mix of three flavors: creme brûlée, gateau au chocolate cake, and chocolate eclair. The wrappers are in the colors of the French flag and, as you can see, are rather cute. The chocolates themselves are quite nice too. The chocolate eclair flavor actually manages to be quite eclair-like, smooth and very creamy with the dark chocolate outer layer only just breaking through the creamy inner taste. I have tried quite a few creme brûlée chocolates this year and I enjoy the flavour very much. This is no exception, suitably bitter and caramel-y. I find the gateau au chocolate cake probably the weakest of the batch with a mysteriously crunchy texture, but it still tastes quite nice. Whether you like French sweets or not, these are definitely worth a try!
I'm Australian and married to a Japanese (post)man. We live in Chiba with our two children, where I work as an English teacher. I try to post something here once a week, and I also have a personal blog over at http://lyssays.wordpress.com/