Japanese Thoughts on Foreign Chocolate
Smell is not choco Animal smell? Dancing, dancing In my mouth Animal??! Animal!! Over the years, a lot of people have asked me what Japanese people think about chocolate particularly chocolate from outside Japan and to be honest I don’t have a clue either! But today is the day that we find out! Today I’m off to meet my good friend Natsuki and he’ll be comparing some of the most famous chocolate brands and rating them. On a scale from 1 to 10. He’ll be comparing Cadbury’s Dairy Milk from the UK Lindt from Switzerland Hershey’s from America As well as “The Chocolate” from Meiji, one of Japan’s most popular brands. “The Chocolate” Ridiculous brand name! Who knew a brand of chocolate could sound so frightently arrogant. Right then, let’s go and get an expert’s opinion! Off we go! She sells sea shells by the sea shore. She shell she shell by sea shell Ready?? Yeah! Chocolate time! These are the 4 different chocolates to try Today, you’ll decide which one’s the best. And which one is the number one chocolate. And we want you to try them without looking so put on this visual disabling unit. There you go, put that on. The first one! Okay go! Milky! The milky taste! Long sweet sweet Long time sweet It’s good? Very good! 1 to 10? 9! 9! 9 out of 10?! Wow! And…which chocolate do you think it is? UK Style! Cadbury! Cadbury’s Okay! I won’t tell you! I won’t tell you until the end! Okay next chocolate! Here we go! Why are you confused? No! Strange Strange taste Yeah? Why is it strange? Mixed taste It’s like a mixed flavor? Milky? Milky and berry Milky and berry?! No there’s no berries! Fruits? Eeerrr nope! Just milk chocolate! Just milk..? Yeah.. Seven! Seven?! And which chocolate do you think it was? Switzerland! Switzerland? Lindt! Okay, and there’s some left here I’ll take care of that Okay, okay the third one, here we go! It’s big! Bitter Bitter? And sweet! Bitter and sweet? It’s still milk chocolate Smell is not choco Animal smell! Animal! Animal! Animal! Animal! Why? Which animal? And zoo A zoo??! Zoo…around…smell! What??! Zoo! This is zoo! It smells like a zoo? Yeah! That’s the most bizarre strange description Near animals! The smell of a zoo Scary! Choco? Yeaaah it’s chocolate! Taste is OK Smell…like a zoo What?! It’s not a good smell This choco…..three! Three??!! Why? Smell! Bad smell? Mmmh zoo! The smell of a zoo? Zoo! This is zoo! This is the first I think anyone had ever described chocolate as smelling like a zoo. Okay and the final one! This is the last one! Does it smell like a zoo? Not chocolate! Gum? Gum?!! Gum! What??! Chewing-gum? Doesn’t taste like chocolate? Doesn’t taste! Bitter! Bitter? Bitter! Bigger bigger Spicy! Spicy?? Spicy! Yeah! Wow!! Sorry! One! One??! One out of ten! Two! Two okay it’s going up! But it doesn’t smell like a zoo Mmh no not zoo! Not zoo? Concrete! Smells like concrete?! Concrete, asphalt What? Where are you getting this from? Alright well you can take off your blindfold! So you ate in that order. First, Cadbury’s Second Switzerland, Lindt Third was Hershey’s ..the zoo And fourth, yeah it was Japanese. This is “The Chocolate”! The Chocolate! This is premium this is! Not premium! Too bad! My favorite is this one Obviously! Yeah this one was perfect! Nostalgic flavor for me My second favorite is this one! Interesting! I’m interested! Yeah because…dancing! Dancing! My mouth! Dancing in your mouth? Dancing in my mouth! Dancing in your mouth.. Fucking hell The people at Lindt will be very happy! And…Hershey’s? Like a zoo! Like a zoo?! A good zoo? Is that good or bad? Mmmh good! Very happy zoo! Happy zoo!! Taste is premium Premium Premium Not premium! Not premium! Don’t you think? None of them are premium really Not premium not premium not premium That’s the reality That is the chocolate reality! Good, thank you Natsuki! There’s lots of chocolate What should we do? Oh no, we’ll have to eat them all! Eat more! More! Your dinner! Go away!