Meiji Almond Chocolate
Don't Ever Change, Please.
Haven't you ever wanted to eat a snack or sweets for some reason? Mine is the "Meiji Almond Chocolate." I sometimes desire to have it by all means. In the world, there are many kinds of almond chocolate. But I have not eaten tastier one than the Meiji's.
That was first launched at stores in 1962. We can deeply understand how many chocolate classics, like "Pocky
" and "Look
," were made being indebted to liberalization of cacao beans import to Japan in 1960.
Lately, almonds are very popular among new rising nations like China and India because almonds are said to be good for beauty and health. So they are getting rare.
Moreover, California, a main production area of almonds, has been suffering from drought. Meiji's also used their almonds. The "Meiji Almond Chocolate" had to reduce the capacity gradually, then. It was 105 g in 2011, 96 g in 2013 and 88 g in 2014.
When I was just a child, my father sometimes brought me to the JRA Kyoto Race Course. That was when Internet and mobile phones weren't spread yet. At a small store on the local platform, he bought a racing newspaper and gave me the "Meiji Almond Chocolate." I remember I was very happy since that was rarely.
I still remember those days by taking a glance at the "Meiji Almond Chocolate." Everything passes away and eternity is nowhere. However, I can't help hoping a taste of their almond chocolate will never change. Those haven't changed, which makes me happy when I sometimes have them.
・Meiji Holdings Official Site
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