Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!
Whether you’re shopping for an anniversary, a season, or the upcoming White Day on March 14, there’s a chocolate for just about every occasion in Japan. And now, there’s a box of sweets especially designed for the Tokyo train enthusiast that looks set to be one of the most sought-after purchases of the year.
Called Toei Détail, these chocolates have been created exclusively for subway operator Tokyo Metro by Japan’s Palet D’or chocolatier Shunsuke Saegusa. What makes these chocolates so special is the fact that they’ve been moulded to resemble various design features seen at a number of train stations along the network.
Top (left to right): Toei Shinjuku Line Kudanshita Station Ticket Gate Ceiling, Toei Ōedo Line Kasuga Station Platform Wall
Middle (left to right): Toei Shinjuku Line Ogawamachi Station Ticket Gate Wall, Toei Ōedo Line Okachimachi Ticket Gate Wall
Bottom (left to right): Toei Shinjuku Line Moto-Yawata Station Ticket Gate Wall, Toei Ōedo Line Azabu Juban Station Platform Wall
Top (left to right): Toei Asakusa Line Magome Station Platform Stairs, Toei Mita Line Onarimon Station Ticket Gate Wall
Middle (left to right): Toei Asakusa Line Takaracho Station Platform Wall, Toei Mita Line Uchisaiwaicho Station Ticket Gate Floor
Bottom (left to right): Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station Platform Floor, Toei Mita Line Jimbocho Station Platform Wall
The 12-piece set includes three milky white chocolates, three bitter chocolates with a vanilla fragrance, three made with natural strawberry powder, and three featuring the tropical flavour of passionfruit. And to recreate the feeling of biting into a wall or stairway, Saegusa has added tiny rice-puffs and cookie pieces into the mix.
Only 1,500 boxes will be sold across three different stations, with sales locations at (left to right): Toei Shinjuku Line Shinjuku Sanchome Station (at the