Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Ordeal: Morinaga Matcha Bake Chocolate

Some artificial flavors uncannily resemble the source flavor, constituting miracles of modern chemistry. In the case of Morinaga Matcha Bake Chocolate from Japan, the flavor of matcha is close to the real thing and yet there is something about it that is so wrong. A strong sweet floral aroma and flavor dominate the sharp matcha in a way that turned my stomach. Add the visual of green chunks with brown edges to the mix and add an off-putting aerated crumbly consistency. The entire combination is a fiasco. Baked chocolate is not my bag, and this variety of matcha flavoring sends it over the edge into awful.

Score: 1

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