11 Feb Chocolate & Sake: A Match Made in Heaven 💕
Learn how to celebrate the sake — or chocolate! — lover in your life this Valentine’s Day.
How Valentine’s Day is Different in Japan
Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year when typically shy Japanese women take the lead and prepare chocolates for the object of their affection. Known as “honmei choco” there are other types of chocolate called “giri choco” given as casual, non-romantic gifts for friends or co-workers.
Even more unique, there is a follow up holiday in Japan called “White Day” which takes place on March 14th. This is when men give return gifts to women who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewelry, white chocolate, white lingerie and marshmallows.
Chocolate & Sake: A Delicious Pairing
From sake-flavored Kit Kats and gourmet sake chocolates, to a delectable chocolate sake cake recipe, to a bottle of premium sake paired with their favorite candy, there are a variety of ways to show appreciation for the sake — or chocolate! — lover in your life this Valentine’s Day. In fact, chocolate and sake were meant to be together. The nutty and earthy taste of the cacao content that pairs so well with sake.
Pretty in Pink
Our popular Jozen Pink Junmai Ginjo has matured in the tank for two years at low temperature. The aroma is a mix of mineral tones and fruit. The first sip is like water rushing over rocks. There are subtle swirls of peach, nectarine and juicy cherry that melt into a delicate rice grain finish.
This sake is an excellent way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart! Best served chilled.
Recommended pairings: Chocolate of course! Plus, Caesar salad, Cream pasta, Spicy tuna roll. Available for purchase online at True Sake.