Finding Confectioner's Chocolate in Japan
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?
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: