Godiva Japans new matcha dessert drink looks like a gift from the green tea gods

Earlier this year, Belgian chocolatierGodivastirred up a bit of a firestorm when its Japanese divisionran a full-page ad in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper criticizing obligation chocolate,a Japanese custom in which women give chocolates as an expected social nicety and thank-you to their male coworkers on Valentines Day. However, its not like Godiva is against any and all Japanese dessert customs.
This week, Godiva specialty stores in Japan added a new item to their menus, expanding the lineup of their popularChocolixirdessert beverage series. This being Godiva, of course chocolate is accounted for on the ingredient list, but the real star is mouthwateringmatcha green tea.
The last word in the exalted name of theChocolixir Uji Matcha Kiwamiis a Japanese word meaning the utmost, carrying an aura of superb quality. Godiva backs that up by enlisting the services of atwo-time winner of the All-Japan Tea Evaluators Championshipto select only the finest matcha from the Kyoto town ofUji, includingfirst-harvest ichibancha tea.
The drinks base is a mixture of matcha sauce andfinely ground white chocolate, which retains just enough grit for an enticing bit of texture as it slides through the straw. Theres an all-covering layer of matcha powder above the whipped cream at the top of the cup, and since Godivas claim to fame is its expertise in crafting chocolates, youll also find a pair ofmatcha chocolate sticksfloating on the drinks surface.
Though Godiva also offers a lesser green tea chocolate drink, the Chocolixir Uji Matcha Kiwami uses 70 percent more matcha, giving it a flavor thats as deep and rich as the new drinks enthralling shade of green.
For all its decadence, the 630-yen Chocolixir Uji Matcha Kiwami is actually lower in calories than Godivas Milk Chocolte Chocolixir, coming in at 319 calories compared to its non-matcha cousins 377, which is good to know since we plan to drink as many as possible between now and Nov 17, when well have to say goodbye to the limited-time Matcha Kiwami.
Source: Godiva Japan
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