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Jul 1, 2017

Flavor combinations gone wrong - chocolate and coriander?!


I had to share this with you all as an example of flavor combinations gone wrong. Sure, there's been some wacky flavors of Kit Kats that I've tried over the years, but none shocked me as much as chocolate and coriander for these chocolate pieces...


The only way I could describe it to a friend was "if you're craving chocolate and Mexican food all in the same mouthful". What were my thoughts? Definitely unusual. I tried it knowing it would probably be weird (which it was) but if you're into trying the wackiest tastes Japan has to offer this was up there. I am a huge chocolate/sweets fan but I could only try one piece (I say that it's for research purposes!) and when I offered some to my husband he gave me the strong "no way!"...but I wonder if anyone else has tried it and liked it.


Curious to know - what have the weirdest taste combinations been that you've tried during your time in Japan? Let me know in the comments - would love to hear some of your stories!

genkidesu

genkidesu

After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along! I try to update my blog daily - and my husband also writes on City Cost as "genkidesuka"!


6 Comments

  • Crazydeath

    on Jul 1

    For me it sounds very interessting. Where can I get those?

  • genkidesu

    on Jul 1

    @Crazydeath Oops I should have mentioned that! I got them at my local 7-11. If you try them let me know what you think! :)

  • Crazydeath

    on Jul 2

    I tried it and it´s not that bad. The coriander taste is not really strong. I like it!

  • genkidesu

    on Jul 3

    @Crazydeath i thought it was super strong! maybe i need to try them again...and just be more open minded! I'm happy that you liked them though! :)

  • helloalissa

    on Jul 3

    So glad you tried this! I was considering it but thought it sounded too weird (& I Love cilantro). Maybe they were going for the chocolate mole/sauce popular in Spanish cooking? (I have never tried that, but I don't think they use it with cilantro...) Maybe it's just part of Japan's recent fascination with cilantro. (Which I'm SO happy about, because I missed it a ton around five years ago when it was nowhere to be found in Japan.)

  • genkidesu

    on Jul 3

    @helloalissa haha i hear you - i loooove cilantro (mexican food is my jam and i've noticed so many more mexican places popping up too...happy tastebuds over here!) but this choc/cilantro combo was just no bueno!