Meiji Meltykiss Matcha Green Tea Flavor Chocolate
A seasonally limited chocolate that represents Japan’s winter, Meiji Meltykiss is now on sale. The other day when I was shopping at a supermarket, I found it lined up and chose and bought this Matcha green tea flavor.
Meiji Meltykiss Matcha Green Tea Chocolate
Introduced in 1992, Meltykiss is a winter-limited chocolate brand produced and sold by Meiji. One primary reason why it is sold only during the cold winter months is that in the summer heat of Japan it is difficult to keep the snow-like smooth melty chocolate.
According to the official website of Meiji, the chocolate Meltykiss comes in 6 flavors this winter, “Premium Chocolat”, “Fruity Thick Strawberry”, “First Flush Matcha Green Tea”, “Koku-Uma Caramel Butter”, “Melt-In-The-Mouth Rum & Raisin”, and “Melt-In-The-Mouth Brandy & Orange”.
Now, let’s see the contents of the Meltykiss First Flush Matcha Green Tea I picked up this time. The fascinating dark green box that is associated with Matcha green tea is filled with individually wrapped chocolates, which totals 14 pieces. The box container is beautiful and looks like a music box.
And here is the Matcha green tea flavored chocolate. It is shaped like a cube and has a two-layer structure. The exterior consists of a thin layer of gentle-tasting milk chocolate, while the green tea flavor of the inner Matcha chocolate is not overpowering but mild and well-balanced with the outer milk chocolate. The chocolate is very smooth, melts in your mouth, and is similar to Nama Chocolate.
Price and Where to Buy
Meiji Meltykiss has been a long-time favorite winter chocolate in Japan and is available in many supermarkets during the wintertime. By the way, the suggested retail price at stores is 267 yen (about 2.6 USD).
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for people who want to know the ingredients and nutrition facts, here is the label. According to that, the Meltykiss Matcha green tea chocolate has 26 kcal per piece (4.1 grams).
(Reference Page: Wikipedia “Meltykiss” )