January 23, 2008

Hand Made Larva Candy:

posted by Scott Beale

Pink Tentacle has a great write-up on Larva Chocolate (Youchu Choco), a popular grub-shaped candy treat that is hand made by Komatsuya (400 per day) in Japan.

A unique chocolate made to look like a beetle larva has captured the fancy of candy aficionados in Japan. Produced by the Komatsuya confectionery and bakery based in Akita prefecture, the bite-sized Larva Chocolates (Youchu Choco) have a grub-shaped body made from milk chocolate and corn flakes, a layer of skin made from white chocolate, legs made from tiny strips of dried squid, and a dainty mouth made from orange peel.

Komatsuya also makes a series colorful larvae candy, which according to Babel Fish, s some kind of potato insect larvae made from bean jam.

photos via Komatsuya

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