Oct 21, 2017
If you’re like me then you probably enjoy just wandering the aisles at convenience stores here in Japan, looking for anything new or exciting that you haven’t noticed before. Today I came across chocolate yokan, which to me hit two of my cravings in one. I love chocolate in all its many forms, and yokan was something I got addicted to during pregnancy here (maybe an odd craving, but I was obsessed!).
I split it with my husband and we both thought it was pretty good! He mentioned that it tasted a bit like coffee jelly to begin with - which I agreed with - but then you got the chocolate aftertaste that lingered. Yokan is something I really enjoy because it tends to kick my cravings for sweets pretty quickly with just a few mouthfuls. If you’re headed to 7-11 and you’re a yokan fan, this could be something to add to your basket!
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!