Garlic chocolate is the newest thing this Valentine’s Day. A company in Aomori is selling a little chocolate that’s made of local fermented black garlic and cocoa powder. Word is that it tastes kinda like prunes. A box of 3 is 600 yen.
Little towns in Japan often make mashup versions of their local specialty food to promote their region. Takko—the town in Aomori that makes garlic chocolate—is one of the top garlic regions in the country, so this is probably a similar experiment.