There are many delicious chocolate snacks in Japan. When you come to japan, you will be worried about which chocolate snack to eat. It’s good to eat everything, but what I really recommend is to eat and compare “Takenoko no Sato” and “Kinoko no Yama”!!
OK, let’s take a closer look at these charms!
“Takenoko no Sato” and “Kinoko no Yama” are both snacks sold by a company called Meiji.
These are shaped like mushrooms and bamboo shoots, and are snacks with chocolate on cookies!
You can easily find them at various stores such as supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. And these are usually sold side by side at every store.
By the way, do you know that there is a debate among people about which is better?
Yes, there is often a heated discussion with friends and family about whether “Takenoko no Sato” taste better or “Kinoko no Yama” taste better.
Let’s decide which one is the type by looking at each snacks charm!!
First, let me tell you about “Takenoko no Sato”.
“Takenoko no Sato” is shaped like bamboo shoots.
The chocolate on the cookie has two layers: bitter chocolate and milk chocolate. In addition, cookies melt well in your mouth! That’s the best texture!! Chocolate and cookies have a sense of unity. So, “Takenoko no Sato” has a more elegant image than “Kinoko no Yama”.
Therefore, people whose type is “Takenoko no Sato” often praise the texture of the cookie dough as a reason.
You may also fall in love with this texture! Try it!!!
Next, let me tell you about “Kinoko no Yama”.
“Kinoko no Yama” is shaped like mushrooms.
“Kinoko no Yama” also has two layers of chocolate. Chocolate itself is the same as “Takenoko no Sato”. However, the dough is not cookies but crackers! So the texture is crispy, not as moist as cookies!!
In addiction, it is shaped like a mushroom, so it is easy to hold and you can eat without getting your hands dirty. This is the strongest advantage and the difference from “Takenoko no Sato”!
And some people also eat crackers and chocolate separately.
(It’s similar to the feeling of wanting to eat Oreo cookies separately.)
You may also fall in love with this unique shape! Try it, too!!
Both are attractive!
Which do you think will be your type, “Takenoko no Sato” or “Kinoko no Yama”?
Actually, they seem to be sold in the U.S.
Chocolate ＋ mushrooms ＝ CHOCOROOMS
Chocolate ＋ cone ＝ CHOCOCONES
The U.S. version is a more stylish package!
I think it will be difficult to visit Japan now because of the coronavirus. So, if you see CHOCOROOMS and CHOCOCONES in the store, please buy them! And try it and compare it!!
I’m sure you can’t stop eating them because they’re so delicious.
And when you can come to Japan, please try these again!
Let’s have fun talking about which one tastes better!!
Meiji Official Site(きのこの山・たけのこの里｜株式会社 明治 – Meiji Co., Ltd.)