Sunday, May 21, 2017

Black Thunder Chocolate (ブラックサンダー)


We did our bi-weekly trip to the Japanese supermarket, Tensuke, yesterday and I had a bit of luck in the chocolate department.  My favorite chocolate bar, Black Thunder, was discounted from 75 cents to three for a dollar (due to a rapidly approaching expiration date).  In Japan, they are generally around three for 100 yen, about the equivalent price.  So we got six of them. 

Black Thunder chocolate is extremely popular in Japan due to Olympic Men's Gymnast Gold Medalist, Kohei Uchimura, whose like of Black Thunder is often talked about in the Japanese media (the below picture of Uchimura is a photoshop, not an official endorsement).


Why do I like Black Thunder so much?  Well, it's pretty much a chocolate covered Oreo bar.  The bars themselves are a little larger than a mini Snickers bar.

 As explained earlier, Black Thunder is chocolate-covered Oreo with white cookie bits deliciousness.


Due to the high amount of sugar, it gives you 110 calories of power to win an Olympic Gold Medal!  But what's more, there is 1.3 grams of protein in each bar.





Curious about Black Thunder?  You can find it at your local Japanese supermarket or even on Amazon.  Thanks for the read.  Have a good rest of the weekend.

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