Japan Has Ingeniously Created Sliced Chocolate for Sandwiches

The old phrase “the next best thing since sliced bread,” might need some tweaking because Japanese food company Bourbon has come up with a product that trumps any loaf–they've created sliced chocolate. Instead of buying the sweet snack in the form of a thick bar or a jar of creamy spread, Bourbon's confectionery delight comes in individually-wrapped square slivers, reminiscent of Kraft Singles cheese.

The possibilities for sliced chocolate are endless, but one obvious use is to put it on a slice of bread like you would for a grilled cheese sandwich. Twitter user Saito Mitsuhiro did just that, showing the before-and-after of toasting. The chocolate melted into the bread and created a dessert that's both sweet and savory. Bourbon has some other ideas for their product, however, and demonstrate that it can be used in a variety of recipes. You could extract the chocolate into fun shapes using cookie cutters, wrap it around fruit, or even form it into tiny edible sculptures.

Each pack of chocolate contains five, two-millimeter-thick slices. The Japanese call it “nama chocolate,” which has a rich, semi-sweet flavor. Those interested in trying this clever product can purchase it online through Bourbon's website, although the company only ships bulk bundles of a dozen packs–that's 60 slices and a lot of potential sandwiches.

Photo credit: @3216

Photo credit: @3216

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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