Monday, February 15, 2010

Morinaga Dars White 森永白いダーズ


White chocolate is very popular in our house, and so is Japanese chocolate. So it's no surprise really that we would buy something like Dars White by Morinaga.

I've seen this around and also in Japan. I've tried it before but I've never blogged about it. I figure it's a stalwart in the snack world, it should be reviewed.

The pack is simple, light yellow with Dars in big blue letters. There is a sealed foil pack inside containing 12 individual pieces (aka Dars = "dozen"). They are a light yellow colour and have "Dars" stamped into the top.


They have that creamy sweet smell familiar to white chocolate. These are best eaten at room temperature as they have a soft centre, somewhat similar to a ganache, that you can't experience when the chocolate is cold from the fridge.

The chocolate is really sweet, but also really creamy and the ganache in the centre adds something a little bit extra to this but without fanfare. It's unexpected but delightful. There is a build up of vanilla flavour you get if you eat more than one, and it's really nice.


This is everything I expected and more. It's one of the best white chocolates I have ever tried.
At the moment because of Valentine's day they have a special page with recipes to make for your love using Dars as one of the ingredients. I'm not sure how long it will stay around for though.

7 comments:

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Kelly said...

Hi Hapi, thanks for visiting :) I hope you have a nice day too!

lily said...

oh, I saw those in my asian mart today! How much did they cost you? (I don't want to be ripped off.. just paranoid...) MIne was $1.50 I think...

Tasty Japan said...

About $2 I think. $1.50 is cheap.

lily said...

hmm... I was only wondering because with $2 I could buy a whole block of milky bar which is approx 1.5 to may be 2 times bigger... could be the shipping fee from Japan...

Anonymous said...

Yummy...I've just taste it. A friend's gift from Japan. Where I can get it in Indonesia?

Tasty Japan said...

Sorry, I don't live in Indonesia so I don't know. Maybe have a look at a Japanese supermarket if you have those? :)

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