Pig Chocolates(?) for Amour du Chocolat in Japan

As Japan women ramp up for frenzy of giving their men Valentine’s chocolates*, I spotted this photo of Japanese chocolatier putting the finishing touches on what appears to be pig-shaped chocolates—These Pig Chocolates must be meant as a gift for a male chauvinist pig boss or boyfriend.
pig chocolates of japan
As it turns out that these chocolates are part Takashimaya department store’s Valentine’s Day event ‘Amour du Chocolat’ and specifically the Goncharoff chocolate shop makes all sorts of animal-shaped chocolate truffles, not just pigs.
For more information check out the incongruously iPhone-themed, official website of the “Amour du Chocolat ” of the luxury department store Takashimaya.
amour-du-chocolat japan..

*You can enjoy further details about the strange fun of Japanese women having to give men Valentines (and not vice versa) in my reports:
. . . Chocolate cock!
. . . The perfect Japanese Valentine gift: the keys to her nether regions
. . . Japanese women dump on Valentine’s chocolates
. . . Are you gettin’ any? (Japanese “Choco”)
. . . Screwing Valentine’s Day

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6 thoughts on “Pig Chocolates(?) for Amour du Chocolat in Japan”

  1. linguarum wrote:

    Are they pigs? They look like dogs to me.

    Yeah, that tray shown in the top photo must be all choco dogs. Generally, the Goncharoff Valentine chocolates are shaped like all sorts of animals such as this pig and raccoon…

    raccoon chocolate japan
    Via yuichi.sakuraba‘s flickr | creative commons some rights reserved

  2. It’s not all One World….

    Hundreds Face 2 Year Sentences for Valentine’s Day Dating
    2011/02/16 | Sankaku Complex
    Malaysian police have arrested scores of people for the crime of being in the same room together without being married; they face up to a 2 year prison sentence if convicted.
    Police report making 80 arrests for the Sharia crime of “khalwat” (being together with an unmarried non-relative of the opposite sex) in the state of Selangor alone, with more in other states and the capital as well.
    Those arrested were mostly frequenting hotels and public parks; if convicted they face up to 2 years in prison.
    The government-run campaign is based on a 2005 fatwa which identifies Valentine’s Day as a depraved infidel tradition...more

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