Chocolate products that Koyama submitted for the C.C.C. 2017 contest will be on sale. A box containing four pieces of chocolate is priced at 12 euros.
The flavor of fresh “fukinoto” (butterbur sprout) harvested before blooming and the mildly sweet-sour taste of strawberries are mixed into two-layer ganache. The product allows those who eat it to enjoy the mixture of flavors of materials harvested in spring. While the “Fukinoto” chocolate product that was submitted for the 2012 contest had bitter taste, in producing HARU -- Rouge et vert --, Koyama paid close attention to harmony between the mildly sweet-sour taste of strawberries and the natural flavor of fresh fukinoto harvested on the outskirts of Sanda, Hyogo Prefecture.
Arbre des Dieux -- Lindera is a chocolate product that has the elegant flavor of Lindera umbellata known as a “divine tree.” Koyama achieved his long-cherished goal of producing chocolate products containing the flavor of Lindera umbellata by infusing the tree’s branches and leaves taken during the time of a new moon in fresh cream and mixing oil extracted from the tree into the product.
YUZU -- Touche de chaleur avec piment d'Espelette -- is a “yuzu” (Japanese citrus)-based praline whose splendid flavor is impressive. Those who try the praline will gradually feel the flavor of spicy Espelette pepper as well as the sour taste and flavor of yuzu for a while after eating it. They will then feel the mild flavor of Almond Praline, Italy. By peeling the surface skin of yuzu that is as thin as 0.1 millimeter and processing it into powder, Koyama succeeded in creating such a highly unique chocolate praline.
Cacao produced in San Martin, Peru, is known for its fruity taste. Its flavor, just like that of cranberries, reminds people of softer mangoes and apricots. Moreover, those who taste chocolate products made from San Martin cacao will also feel nutty and deep aftertaste. Those who eat this mild chocolate product after tasting the highly spicy piment d'Espelette praline will find the feelings of your mouth drastically changed. es koyama will present San Martin, which has the strongest potential power, as “the last chapter” of this event based on Koyama’s belief that his “journey to pursue cacao will continue forever.”
The following 22 types of chocolate products will be on sale.
Visitors can buy them from a single piece (2 euros per piece).