M - Asia - Bars

Morinaga Bitter Chocolate


Taste: 3

Texture: 1.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

March 1 2010

I bought this particular treat for the package plain and simple. It's not an expensive bar in fact it's really cheap cost wise. Where many chocolate bars cost between 1 and 2 hundred yen, this one goes for as little as 88. So you can't really expect the highest quality chocolate out of this bar. The fact that it's a bitter chocolate does work in its favour because that tells me that some thought went into chocolate quality.

The thing is this treat is pretty waxy; it's not as bad as you might think, but it's no high grade chocolate. The flavour on the other hand is pretty good. It really is bitter and the chocolate flavour bursts out with every bite. It's a shame that it's not a pure melt in your mouth treat but for an inexpensive chocolate bar it's pretty darn good.

I'd say if you're on the streets of Japan and you need chocolate in a matter of life or death, but you only have 100 yen this is truly a good buy. However for the most part I'd say if you have a little more you might want to pass it up. Unless you really like the wrapper like me in which case you can always say it's a piece of art with a free chocolate bar.