RocketNews 24 (by Casey Baseel):
Sliced ham? Sliced cheese? Sorry, but sliced chocolate is about to make everything else you can put on bread seem like chopped liver in comparison.
Despite its alcoholic-sounding name, Japanese company Bourbon actually specializes in chocolate. Still, its latest product seems like the kind of so-crazy-it’s-brilliant idea born out of a flash of heavily inebriated inspiration.
Behold: sliced chocolate!
Each pack contains five two-millimeter (0.08-inch) thick slices of what Japan calls “nama chocolate,” a rich, creamy confectionary that’s not as sweet as fudge, but more intense in flavor than ordinary milk chocolate. The unique shape allows Bourbon’s inventive new treat to be used in a variety of ways.
Bourbon offers a variety of recipes on its website, including chocolate banana rolls…
and super simple crepes.
For extra visual appeal, you can grab a cookie cutter and stamp out accents to add to chocolate-layered crackers…
…or sliced fruit.
And if you want to serve your next group of houseguests something even fancier, the sliced nama chocolate’s flat form makes it easy to employ in preparing fruit truffles…
…or beautiful chocolate roses.
In addition to being sold in super markets, sliced nama chocolate is available through Bourbon’s online shop here. Online orders can only be placed for bulk bundles of a dozen five-slice packs (which cost 3,240 yen [US$27]), but somehow we imagine customers will have no trouble finding 60 occasions on which to enjoy this clever new take on chocolate.