Discover How Japan Does Chocolate along The Magnificent Mile
There’s always room for new chocolates and confections to taste along The Magnificent Mile. One of them is ROYCE’ Chocolate, which hails from Hokkaido, Japan.
ROYCE’ Chocolate’s Chicago flagship boutique is located on the third floor of The Shops at North Bridge along North Michigan Avenue. Shopping in this boutique lets you experience how Japan does chocolate through complimentary chocolate tasting sessions. It is also a perfect spot to get last-minute gifts as ROYCE’ Chocolate offers gift wrapping services for its confections at no extra cost.
Taste the Softness of Japanese Luxury
The Magnificent Mile is a gastronomic haven as much as it is a shopping destination. ROYCE’ Chocolate has been best known among locals for its signature Nama Chocolate selections, which feature soft blocks of chocolate that have a silky texture and a rich taste. They definitely make for good starting points in tasting your way through ROYCE’ Chocolate.
Some bestsellers include the classic Nama Chocolate “Au Lait” and the Nama Chocolate “White”. Those hankering for luxe dark chocolates can shop for the Nama Chocolate “Bitter” or its liquor-free version, the Nama Chocolate “Ghana Bitter”.
Bite into Something Sweet & Salty
Chicago is a place to try new things—including chocolate-covered potato chips (yes, you read that right!) at ROYCE’ Chocolate. It might seem like an odd pairing, but it works, and it tastes good.
A popular iteration of this is the Potatochip Chocolate “Original”, featuring thick cut ridged potato chips coated with milk chocolate. It also comes in other flavors such as the Potatochip Chocolate “Mild Bitter”, Potatochip Chocolate “Fromage Blanc”, and the Potatochip Chocolate “Caramel”.
Have Some Maccha Confections
Dessert enthusiasts find maccha (green tea) confections wonderful because of their lightly sweet taste. ROYCE’ Chocolate’s Chicago flagship boutique in The Shops at North Bridge have some exquisite selections to shop for, including fan favorites like the Nama Chocolate “Maccha” and Chocolate Wafers “Maccha Cream”.
For those who want something crunchy, there is the Maccha Bar Chocolate, featuring individually wrapped chocolate bars with mixed nuts and crispy puffs. If you prefer a tasty confection, the Prafeuille Chocolat Maccha has thin green tea chocolate squares filled with delectable maccha sauce inside. The flagship boutique also carries the Maccha Almond Chocolate, the Maccha Chocolate, the Duo Praline Maccha, and the Petite Truffe “Maccha”.