Now You Can Put Sliced Chocolate On Your Sandwich

by Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Until this moment, it had never occurred to me that “chocolate sandwich slices” could be a thing, but now that I know that such delights exist, I can only ask, “Chocolate slices, where have you been all my life?” Produced by a Japanese company called “Bourbon,” these flexible, individually wrapped chocolate slices look a lot like Kraft Singles, only instead of containing American cheese, they’re made of “nama chocolate.” Rocket News 24 defines nama chocolate as “a rich, creamy confectionary that’s not as sweet as fudge, but more intense in flavor than ordinary milk chocolate.” In short: Your lunchtime grilled cheese just got replaced by grilled chocolate. Not a bad trade, right?

Bourbon’s promotional images show that chocolate slices can be used as more than simple sandwich fillers. Because they are both thin and flexible, the slices are well suited to being used as decorations. You can use cookie cutters, for example, to cut out shapes or even make chocolate rosettes.

Bourbon’s sliced chocolate comes in packs of five slices, each two millimeters thick. Rocket New 24 reports that the product is available in Japanese supermarkets, as well as online, though you can only purchase in bulk orders of twelve packs at a time (at a price of 3,240 yen, or $27). Sixty slices of chocolate may seem like a lot, but when you consider that you will inevitably be adding them to sandwiches, breakfast, desserts, and — let’s be honest — eating them straight out of the package, you can bet you’ll get through them in no time.

Images: Bourbon, $27 per 12 pack (5)