Yuraku Black Thunder: The Best Japanese Chocolate Bar
Today, to buy foodstuffs, I went to a drugstore near my house and picked up a popular “Dagashi (駄菓子)” chocolate bar that is my favorite in the snack and candy section.
Yuraku Black Thunder Chocolate Bar
The name of the chocolate treat I purchased this time is “Black Thunder (ブラックサンダー)” which is produced and sold by “Yuraku (ユーラク)” and priced at 30 yen (about 0.3 USD).
Yuraku Black Thunder was first introduced into the market in 1994 and afterward became a big hit.
And today it is said that the manufacturer Yuraku sells over one hundred million Black Thunder bars in one year.
Yes, Yuraku Black Thunder has now become one of the most popular chocolate candies in Japan.
It is especially popular among young women, but I don’t know why.
The chocolate bar Black Thunder features its pleasant crunchy texture that comes from cocoa cookies embedded throughout the candy. The chocolate has a mild cocoa flavor and is not overly sweet.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients of the Yuraku Black Thunder Chocolate. Based on the label pictured above, the main ingredients in the Japanese treat are sugar, vegetable fat, cocoa powder, cacao mass, milk sugar, salt, cocoa cookie, wheat flour, shortening, salt, whey powder, skim milk powder, and whole milk powder.