Tirol Choco is known for their individually wrapped chocolate squares.The original flavour is kinako mochi, but the chocolates have been produced in hundreds of flavours — including curry pan — over the years. They are sold individually at convenience stores in Japan for ¥10 – 30 each as well as in small packets, like this Matcha Mochi by Tirol Choco.
Each small packet has 7 pieces.
The packaging suggests the flavour of the chocolate inside, here with mochi dusted with matcha.
Each piece of chocolate is 2 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm with a dark green matcha colour and a pattern that differs which each Tirol Choco flavour.
The chocolate has a fragrant matcha aroma that’s not particularly rich or creamy but carries the matcha flavour well. The highlight on biting through the chocolate though is the mochi centre which brings a moreish chewy texture in stark contrast to the crisper chocolate. The matcha flavour in the mochi has a bright freshness that contrasts with the more dairy matcha latte notes in the chocolate. Overall, the contrast in textures and complementing matcha flavours makes for an interesting and enjoyable chocolate.
This package of Matcha Mochi by Tirol Choco contained 7 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Sydney Australia in 2017.