These kimono design-themed chocolates are too beautiful to eat


Why do these sweets have to look pretty?

I may be a fan of delicacies that are crafted to look like works of art, but there's something sad about seeing one's favorite food being turned into a masterpiece. While it looks amazing, one might have second thoughts since it would be sad to see a well-made piece gone in an instant. At the moment that's how I feel about the Chocolat de Kissho chocolate's great kimono pattern designs.

Chef Tomomi Chiba, a chef who worked under French Chef Alain Ducasse, prepared the chocolate, and Hiorya Yoshikawa, a fourth-generation kimono hand-painted dyeing master, added the patterns to the treats. All in all, the duo worked well in creating some nice-looking sweets that emulate the gorgeous patterns found in many kimonos.

One of the most tempting aspects of these chocolates is that they come in natural, white miso, green tea, sakura, framboise, kuro-shichimi, sake and Yatsuhashi. In this case, one's desire to see how these treats taste could overpower their beauty. 

The Chocolat de Kissho are available in packs of three for  ¥1,500 (around U.S. $13.24) and packs of eight for  ¥3,600 (around U.S. $31.77). While they seem very pricey, my guess is that their quality in flavor and design warrants their cost. For now, they can only be obtained at the Sweet Collection 2017 event in Tokyo's Ginza Mitsukoshi store from Jan. 25 through Feb. 14., and the Salon du Chocolat 2017 event at Kyoto's JR Kyoto Isetan store from Jan. 31 through Feb. 15. For those who won't get to go to these events, the eight pack is sold at the Mitsukoshi online store for ¥3,888 (around U.S. $34.31); however, they can only be shipped to places in Japan. In others words, we won't be able to import them.

Seeing that these sweets look very tasty and pretty, it kind of makes me wish that I was traveling to Japan around the two chocolate-related events' timeframe. For now, I'll just have to admire them from afar. At least I won't have to deal with the despair of consuming a treat that features an amazing pattern.

[via RocketNews24]

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