Japan Gets Chocolate Curry for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate-flavored curry is a special Valentine’s Day treat

Japanese novelty purveyor Village Vanguard made chocolate-flavored curry just in time for Valentine's Day.

Curry-flavored chocolate sounds like the kind of crafty, artisanal chocolate a person might pick up at a hipster coffee shop, but chocolate-flavored curry is another thing entirely, and it’s available in $5 pouches in time for Valentine’s Day in Japan.

Japan’s Village Vanguard online shop is selling chocolate curry, described as “curry and chocolate’s miracle harmony,” according to Rocket News 24.

It’s a Japanese-style curry, but the main ingredient listed is actually chocolate. Other ingredients include banana purée, sautéed onions, sugar, chutney, onion extract, curry powder, and spices.

It comes in a single-serving plastic pouch and is designed to be popped into a pot of boiling water until hot, then poured over rice. Ice cream is still an option, though.

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At 540 yen, or just under $5, it’s at least worth a try.