Slideshow: Japanese Snacks: Chocolate

Creamy Look Chocolate
Creamy Look Chocolate
It's not just Creamy Look, it's got creamy taste too. Dark chocolate around a chocolate ganache with tiny tiny tiny crunchies (think: the little crystals inside a block pr well-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano).
Horn
Horn
Chocolate-flavored wheat tuile wrapped around a creamy vanilla center, with the ends dipped in dark chocolate. I like to pretend it's a tiny harmonica and play the chocoblues.
Kit Kat
Kit Kat
Does anything make these Kit Kat's different from their American counterparts? Not really. Same candy, different, classier hat. This is the kind of Kit Kat you eat if you want to win over the ladies.
Meiji Black
Meiji Black
It's not just dark chocolate, it's black chocolate. Er, yeah. It's just dark chocolate. Creamy, bitter, a little bit too sweet.
Meiji Chocolate
Meiji Chocolate
Regular Meiji milk chocolate. It's got the creamy meltiness of British-style Cadbury's, but without the overt sweetness.
Meltyblend
Meltyblend
The most adultiest looking of the bunch, Meltyblend is also one of the best. Creamy (not chewy) caramel coated with a dusting of bitter cocoa. It's like a well-made truffle for kids pretending to want to be adults with childlike tendencies. Or something like that.
Pudding Chocolate
Pudding Chocolate
A white chocolate shell around a creamy pudding center capped with a bit of milk chocolate. It's not all that chocolatey, and not all that pudding-y, but still oddly tasty.
Ghana Milk Chocolate
Ghana Milk Chocolate
Meh. Tastes an awful lot like the sweet milk chocolate I used to get in my Scandinavian advent calendar, if you know what I mean.
Meiji Marshmallow and Chocolate Biscuit Chocolates
Meiji Marshmallow and Chocolate Biscuit Chocolates
Rich chocolate with little stretchy nuggets of honest-to-goodness marshmallow or crisp baked chocolate biscuits. The flavor of the marshmallow gets lost in the chocolate, but it's an interesting textural experience nonetheless.
Rich Strawberry
Rich Strawberry
You remember the creamy version of strawberry Frozen Fruit popsicles? This is what they'd taste like if they came in room-temperature stable bar form. Very creamy, with real bits of strawberry.
Koeda Morinaga
Koeda Morinaga
Despite the almonds on the front of the box, they taste a lot like Japanese sembe rice crackers coated in chocolate. One of our favorites, with a sweet and savory balance, and a good crisp crunch.
Kyoro-Chan Peanut and Caramel Chocolates
Kyoro-Chan Peanut and Caramel Chocolates
The bar features peanuts in crispy cracker shells or chewy artificial-tasting caramel. We agree with the lip-smacking avian on the front of each package: This one's for the birds.