Trending In Tokyo: Let The Choco-Mint Mania Begin!
Mint Chocolate Products For Your Enjoy-Mint
As the temperature is rising and the hot, slightly unbearable summer months are quickly approaching us, we are desperate for things that'll help us cool down from the heat. And by things, I’m actually referring to something very specific. Have you noticed what’s been trending on the shelves recently? If not, I’ll tell you. It’s Mint Chocolate making a comeback yet again this summer!
Choco-Mint. It’s another one of those food combinations that will divide opinion—you either love it or you hate it. After debating this topic with some family members and friends, the opinions were broad and surprising, to say the least. Some expressed nothing but love and true loyalty towards mint chocolate, while others stated that it would be their last choice and compared it with the likes of toothpaste. Strangely enough, there were even those who explained that while not being a fan of choco-mint itself (in the form of chocolate) they do enjoy the refreshing taste of mint chocolate ice cream.
Whether you’re a mint chocolate fanatic or a mint chocolate avoider, I say there’s no harm in trying out the following products to help you get through the season. You never know—you may see yourself changing sides and join in on the mint chocolate craze!
Choco-Mint Snacks and Treats
Step foot into your local supermarket or convenience store and you will be spoilt for choice with the number of mint chocolate snacks and treats that are currently stocked on the shelves. Definitely worth a try!
Rich Choco Mint Gari Gari Kun
Gari Gari Kun is a well-known ice candy in Japan and is loved by many. Over the years, they have released many unusual flavors such as ‘Neapolitan pasta’ and ‘Tamagoyaki’ which, of course, is not appetizing to everyone. But a flavor that is popular and has made a comeback this summer is mint chocolate! You’ll love the refreshing taste of this mint popsicle laced with chocolate flecks.
Country Ma’am Choco Mint Cookies
Produced by Fujiya, a Japanese confectionery company, Country Ma’am cookies are one of the tastiest cookies out there—crispy on the outside and soft, chewy on the inside. Tastes just like you’re having a bowl of mint chocolate cookie dough ice cream, the Country Ma’am Choco Mint cookies are individually wrapped so you won’t have them all in one go (or so we think!)
Baskin Robbins Chocolate
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With so many mint chocolate options currently out there, it may be difficult to choose just the one. But if you choose the Baskin Robbins Chocolate Mint, you definitely won’t regret your decision. The Chocolate Mint ice cream is a popular flavor at Baskin Robbins and now you can enjoy it in the form of chocolate! No one can argue that the cool mint whipped cream wrapped in sweet bitter chocolate is not the perfect combo.
Mint Chocolate Cafe Spots in Tokyo
Tokyo cafes are also staying on-trend and offering us their limited-edition food and drinks. Right now, you’ll find a lot of mint chocolate sweets and treats on the seasonal menu!
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From May 15 to June 11, 2020, Eggs’n Things is serving its “Harajuku Chocolate Mint Pancakes” and we couldn’t be happier! Treat yourself to these delicious mint-flavored pancakes drizzled in mint cream and chocolate sauce, topped with oreo cookies and chocolate mint ice cream. Very refreshing!
Available in all Eggs’n Things stores.
Address: Harajuku Branch, 4-30-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00 (L.O. 20:00)
Website: Eggs’n Things
Chocolate Mint Mont Blanc & Chocolate Mint Mazely
Not enjoying the sticky weather outside? Well, the new Chocolate Mint Mazely drink and Chocolate Mint Mont Blanc at Caffe Veloce might be the way to help you cool down and boost your mood! Choose between having the Chocolate Mint Mazely—a chocolate mint shake with mint syrup, soft ice cream, and lime-scented mojito jelly, or the Chocolate Mint Mont Blanc—a cake with a mouth-watering Belgian chocolate filling, covered with mint chocolate cream and chocolate chips. Can’t choose? Don’t be too hard on yourself, just get both!
Address: Various locations in Tokyo
Website: Cafe Veloce
Tapici Tea Stand
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And finally, if you’re a fan of bubble tea, you simply can’t miss out on this one! Head down to Tapici Tea Stand and try out their limited edition Choco Mint drink (May 1 to August 31, 2020). You’ll be able to enjoy the strong and refreshing aroma of peppermint and the taste of sweet spearmint and bitter chocolate. This tapioca cheese drink has the perfect balance of sweet and salty—you really won’t be disappointed!
Address: 1 Chome−1−21, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima City, 171-0021 Tokyo
Opening Hours: *Changed from 1 pm to 9 pm for the time being
Mint Chocolat Scented Beauty Products
If you’re still not convinced that mint chocolate works as a combination, these choco mint beauty products will definitely make you believe that it’s so mint to be. Guaranteed to refresh your mood!
Palgantong Chocolate Mint UV Powder
Japan is known for creating fantastic multipurpose beauty products. And the Parganton Chocolate Mint UV Powder is no exception. This 5 in 1 product acts as a foundation, face powder, concealer, UV cut, and a makeup base. It has great coverage, SPF 50+, and stays on all day (meaning no need to reapply it throughout the day). Great for all skin types, you’ll love how gentle it is on the skin and will enjoy the fragrance of refreshing mint.
Choosy Lip Pack Mint Chocolate
And finally. A special something for our lips! The Choosy Lip Pack in Mint Chocolate contains cocoa extract and is part of the chocolate series. Using this lip pack will leave your lips with a luxurious feel to it and help combat dry lips. Simply place the lip pack onto your lips and enjoy the delicious mint chocolate scent!