Saturday, February 14, 2009

Best Chocolate in the World

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! As you may know, Dan and I haven't celebrated Valentine's Day since 2005. Why? One reason is that it is kind of silly to compete with every other couple in the vicinity to book a restaurant, then pay overpriced, special Valentine's Day prices for food, and especially the super expensive flower prices.

The other excuse we have for not celebrating Valentine's Day is (no, it's not because of the children, we try not to use them as excuses unless absolutely necessary)... we decided to be all Japanese about the holiday, and celebrate it like they do in Japan. The women go shopping and buy chocolate for the men. Yes, the women still get to be spoiled on another holiday, March 14th, White Day.

So, for Valentine's Day, I told Dan that he got to choose his chocolate of the day. We could go to Trader Joe's, which has tasty chocolate, Godiva, which has tasty expensivish chocolate, or Leonidas, which has the best chocolate ever. The only problem with Leonidas is that there isn't a branch near super close to us.

When we lived in Tokyo, there were two Leonidas' stores close to us. One was a few blocks away from where we lived in Kagurazaka. We had never head of it. But one day we stopped in. The chocolate was semi-expensive, but not unreasonably priced. We bought some. It was awesome.

So today, Dan said he wanted to get the Leonidas. We decided to drive up to Santa Monica instead of the trek to Pasadena. Success! The chocolate was a little more expensive than it seemed to be in Japan, but fortunately, the taste was as good, if not better, than we remembered.

If you are even in the market for the best chocolate ever, you have got to try Leonidas. Fortunately it is available on, but unfortunately, the shipping cost is absurdly high. Good luck!


watterflower said...

remind me to bring you to Bissigners when you come again.

Anonymous said...

Angela -- Have you tried See's Candies? There are standalone locations and also shops in various malls. .. -Jen Luisi