Japanese food is very much based on what’s in season at the time. Even in fast food joints and supermarkets things change with the season. I was there in autumn and picked up a box of chestnut flavored chocolates, along with some sweet potato ones which I will mention later on.
I had made a dessert before with chestnut puree and chocolate, and that turned out to be great. The chocolate bar was filled with chestnut in the middle. As much as I tried to use my palette, I could not taste any chestnut, just chocolate. It was fine chocolate, but I was rather hoping to taste some chestnut, as that was what was being advertised on the box. Perhaps the sweet potato chocolate would fare better.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 6