Meiji Macadamia Nut Chocolate with 2020 Limited Design
Because of its superior taste and rich nutrients, macadamia nuts are known as the king of tree nuts, being the most expensive nuts in the world.
When it comes to Japanese sweets using macadamia nuts, I think many people living in Japan will probably bring to mind what I bought today for this blog article, because the product has been a long time favorite in Japan.
Meiji Macadamia Chocolate
What I introduce today, “Macadamia Nut Chocolate” was first introduced in Japan in 1976 by the leading Japanese food company, Meiji.
As with the Meiji Almond Chocolate I introduced the other day, this edition has a 2020 limited design with the image of a physically handicapped woman playing a sports game called “Boccia”, which is associated with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
But the contents are the same as usual, and the macadamia nut-in chocolate is shiny with an appetizing shape, making the sweet treat look delicious.
As you can see in the photo, the Meiji Macadamia Chocolate has a whole macadamia nut inside which is roasted using a traditional roasting method, spending time and labor.
So the macadamia nut is pleasantly nutty with a subtle natural sweetness and a nice crunchy bite, while the chocolate is not overly sweet with a mild cacao flavor. The combination is fantastic and makes eaters addicted to it.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, according to the ingredient list, the Meiji Macadamia Chocolate consists of sugar, macadamia nut, whole milk powder, cacao mass, vegetable fat and oil, cocoa butter, milk sugar, creaming powder, emulsifier, and flavoring.
Based on the nutrition facts, the Japanese macadamia nut chocolate has 391 kcal per one box (64 g) and contains 231 mg cacao polyphenols.