Meiji Kinoko No Yama

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on October 26 2009 | Leave A Comment
Meiji Kinoko No Yama

Which translates as ‘mountain of mushrooms’, so no prizes for guessing that inside the box were numerous chocolate and something (biscuit? Cake?) mushrooms.

Meiji Kinoko No Yama

Upon opening the box I discover that there’s an inner foil bag to keep the contents fresh. From the looks of the lid inner I might have some sort of code to enter on a website with the possibility of a prize. Somehow I doubt UK residents are eligible, and I can’t read Kanji, so let’s get to the important part.

Meiji Kinoko No Yama

Now I know I have a reputation as a bit of a chocolate snob, King of the ark Side etc. but these little mushrooms had me smiling as soon as I saw them. They’re made up of a very plain biscuit (think Iced Gems) capped with a mushroom shaped piece of milk chocolate. I have no idea about the cocoa content of the chocolate, but it’s very middle of the road. Not posh at all.

As a snack/nibble/TV watching treat they’re perfect. Biscuit and chocolate – crunchy and sweet, pop ’em in your mouth and munch away. The obvious attraction here is the novelty shape. We don’t have anything like this in the UK, so from outer packaging to contents they’re different, unusual.

From a serious chocolate tasting point of view, they’re bog standard milk chocolate combined with biscuit. Nothing unusual there. However, presentation is half of the battle, and they win points for novelty value, but I wouldn’t buy them as a gastronomic treat.


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  1. I love when you review my favorites here….I love these things!!! 🙂

  2. …so no ‘magic’ in them then?

  3. Simon

    If there had been, the review would have read something like “and then I woke up with a crowd around me.”

  4. Callum

    Thats quite awesome!!

    Where did you get them from Simon?

  5. Simon

    I was fortunate enough to get a request in to a friend of a friend who was visiting England from Japan. I have numerous interesting Japanese chocolates here now.

  6. Callum

    Thats lucky then!
    Japan always have the wackiest stuff.

  7. otaku

    japan is cool! this mushrooms are the only mushrooms I like!

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