CHOCOLATE
Japan is third behind Germany and the UK in terms of chocolate consumption. It's also home to the second-largest number of the world's top 100 chocolatiers after France. The use of ingredients like yuzu citrus and Sansho pepper also spreads as the world turns its attention to Japan. This episode provides the latest on the country's chocolate industry, from the use of domestically-produced cacao, the development of a way to preserve flavor even after melting and hardening, to the evolution of affordable snacks. (Reporter: Kailene Falls)
Beignets of sea bream with cacao
Chocolates made with Japanese ingredients
Dagashi, cheap sweets
Development laboratory of a chocolate manufacturer