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Finding Confectioner's Chocolate in Japan

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project_4 May 9, 2009 07:53 AM

I just can't find the right kind of chocolate to make bonbons with. I mean French truffles, molds with hazelnut centers, all the kind of stuff I could make back home in Canada. I'm sick of only being able to find that really terrible, cheap, sugary faux-chocolate that they have all over the shelves during Valentine's day -- where can I get the real stuff? Valrhona couveture chocolate?

And how much is it gonna cost me?

Thanks!

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  1. steamer May 9, 2009 08:29 AM

    Tokyu Hands; a lot.

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      ruprecht25 May 9, 2009 05:17 PM

      Cuoca carries Valrhona and other high quality chocolate for cooking. Cuoca is a store that specializes in all sorts of cooking supplies and ingredients. It's an excellent resource for those who love to bake. There are two locations in Tokyo - one in the B3 of Shinjuku Mitsukoshi Alcott, and one in Jiyugaoka. The home page, only in Japanese, is linked below:

      http://www.cuoca.com/
      http://www.cuoca.com/category/28.html (Valrhona page with prices)

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        kikisakura May 10, 2009 07:02 PM

        Have you tried this site?

        http://www.rakuten.co.jp/

        If you search under ヴァローナ, you should find whatever Valrhona products your heart desires.

        Personally, though, I'd rather simply fly to Paris and get my chocolate shopping done over there.

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