One of the Members of Parliament I teach brought me this wonderful chocolate from Japan. She was grateful for my help in preparing for her visit. I love seeing students grow and blossom and become more confident about participating in international meetings.
I am always flabbergasted when they bring me gifts back with them because I know it is not easy to carry extra things when you travel long distances.
There are six or seven of these thin chocolate bars in this package and each has a different flavour and illustration on the wrapping.
Hokkaido is the milk producer for Japan, which incidentally also has the most delicious yoghurt I have ever tasted.
Rokkatei is the first and most famous producer of chocolate in Japan, starting in 1968. Each packet has a different illustration of local flowers by the Hokkaido born artist, Naoyuki Sakamoto http://www.rokkatei.co.jp.e.sy.hp.transer.com/facilities/index2.html
The most popular chocolate is the basic white chocolate bar. The flavours are white, green tea, mocha white, milk, dark, soybean flour and apple white chocolate. They also make delicious white chocolate coated strawberries, as well as boxes of small chocolates shaped like flowers.
As with most things Japanese, the packaging is exquisite.
Oh wow thank you for that Thea! What a wonderful story behind them.
Isn’t this a Rokkatei product – from Hokkaido, I think…?