Meiji Rich Matcha Chocolate

April 13th, 2008 by Terry

This seemed like an interesting bar to me. A green tea flavoured chocolate bar, it looked good to me on the internet, until it actually got here anyway…

As I say, this looked interesting on the website, but when it got here I saw how…cheap it looked. It’s all green and shiny, it looks like something from the 70′s (not that I would know). It’s a moot point really, but it doesn’t attract me.

Obviously I can see why they chose it, green goes with the green tea, and in fact…with the colour of the bar. Yeah, it’s all green, lovely eh? I really wanna eat a puke green bar.

The bar turns out to be…ok, at best. It’s quite strong, it’s not very sweet, as it has a very strong green tea flavour, and that means it takes some of the bitterness from it too, which balances out the chocolate.

Overall, like I said, it’s ok. It’s a little bit too strong in flavour for my liking. If you love green tea and are looking for a powerful bar, this is it, you will meet your maker. Each bar has 277 calories, 2.9g Protein, 24.6g Carbohydrates and 18.6g Fat.

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8 Responses

  1. An Cailin

    That chocolate looks absolutely disgusting. It looks like moss. And since I’m not a fraggle… I don’t dig moss.

    Oh. My. God.

  2. Kirsten

    I just tried one today. I really like matcha and other strong green teas so it is right up my alley. I don’t think it should be called chocolate though. Just like I don’t think white chocolate should be called chocolate (no cocoa powder). But for my sense of taste, it is exactly what I wanted.

    Thanks for putting up the review, I haven’t really been able to find much on the web to show to friends.

  3. Terry

    An Cailin – XD

    Kirsten – Well, they call it “chocolate” on the bar, otherwise I’d agree with you, I don’t know if it’s a bad translation or if it’s just put there to attract people or what, but I just go with what I’m given. I did mention in the review though that lovers of green tea (especially strong ones, as you mentioned) would no doubt enjoy this, personally I don’t, and I didn’t. Hopefully you see my point. :)

  4. Chrys

    I actually have half of one of those sitting in a box on my desk… As stated in the original post, it’s ok. I like the flavor of green tea, but this bar is a little rich for my tastes, and that’s coming from someone who like matcha ice cream. If you suck on it a bit you can still taste the white chocoalate in it. Atleast, that seems to be what was used as a base.

    It’s decent, but I think the next time I buy a matcha bar I’ll find one that doesn’t say RICH on the package.

  5. Debby

    It really seems this bar is for hardcore matcha addicts (like me). I can’t eat very much at once, but I just love matcha so much that this is perfect for me. I have nothing but positive associations with that shade of green, my enjoyment runs so deep.

  6. Wong Jer Ling Regina

    Oh.. i hated it! Someone gave me this for my birthday(in febuary), i took a bite, and its still in my fridge now……..

    I guess i’m not a fan of matcha

  7. Jane

    Goodness, where on earth did you find this?! My dad is an airline pilot and I send him looking for it whenenver he goes to Japan, but it’s always just a little too pricey in the hotel store. If you know somewhere I can get it shipped from I’d love it. I absolutely love matcha products; I get my daily fix from the Starbucks Frappuccinos and Lattes,but nothing does it for me like this chocolate. I don’t understand why everyone hates it so!

  8. Grace

    One thing that you pointed out about the color, they literally used matcha in the chocolate. It is a special powder form of green tea that is very traditional in Japanese culture. And they probably called it “chocolate” because it’s made with white chocolate (which i do know is not chocolate). I absolutely love this but it IS for hardcore matcha lovers.