Meiji offers milk chocolate called hi milk. It's chocolate from Japan. A Japanese bar of Japanese chocolate that'll make you swoon.
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Review: Meiji Hi Milk
Meiji Hi Milk
Posted: 26 September 2010
Meiji's Hi Milk, like its Black cousin, delivers the right
amount of milky creaminess and cocoa richness to get into
your good graces for its price range and demand repeat
price/gram: USD 0.0275
Cocoa %: 24
Inconsistent isn't the word
you'd use to describe the Japanese.
When they enslaved the Chinese and Koreans before and during
the Second World War, when they slaughtered whales and now
dolphins, they did so with predictable efficiency.
Doug's Chocolate Republic responds with equal consistence.
Meiji's Hi Milk is about as tasty in the milk chocolate
department as their Black
was in the dark department.
I can't be sure if Meiji's
spelling of "Hi" in their title is a cute way of saying
"high milk content" or a greeting as in "Hiya, milk.
Welcome to our bar." Either way, the bar is so loaded
with milk, at 24% whole milk powder and another 5% skim milk
powder, that other cows mooed at me as I left the local 7-11
with a bar in hand.
I don't think milk is remotely healthy for you, but if you
believe it's a great source of calcium, for you and your
children and the rest of your family, give them a bar of
Meiji Hi Milk instead to maintain their skeletal system.
In Japan, the bar is sold in more traditional sizes.
Over here in Thailand, maybe to keep the cost down for
milk-chocolate loving Thais' lighter wallets, it's found
only in a 25 gram pack consisting of four tiny individually
wrapped pieces of 6.25g each.
Thailand's omnipresent 7-11's wouldn't keep stocking them if
they weren't selling, but I've noticed anyone except myself
actually buy one -- or a hundred.
For still swimming around
down near the premium low-end of chocolates, Meiji doesn't
have the taste of really cheap milk chocolate bars that
litter the checkout aisles of grocery stores the world over.
The other day, I picked up a bag of M & M peanuts.
In Thailand, these candy treats come from China. The
peanuts are what make those colored candies go down -- the
chocolate itself is weak, hollow, and artificial-tasting,
all adjectives I would not use to describe Meiji's
Meiji's Hi Milk, like its
Black cousin, delivers the right amount of milky creaminess
and cocoa richness to get into your good graces for its
price range and demand repeat tastings. Fellow Asians
appear to be bowing down to their Japanese chocolate
overlords: the Philippines and Singapore are major
Meiji chocolate importers, and from Singapore, the chocolate
finds its way throughout Southeast Asia.
Meiji has milk chocolate, hi milk, as one of their premier brands from Japan. Do you like Japanese chocolate?
do you like visiting the Chocolate Republic? Doug from Doug's Republic loves it. Japanese bars rock.