Cacao Marché is one of those brands that has been available for awhile in the chocolate gift box section of department stores, offering up beautiful little chocolates for a not too high price. However, a recent collaboration with the ubiquitous Family Mart convenience stores has made it a lot more visible and I am very glad of it.
The sand cookies are basically cream-filled cookies – when they say sand, think a sandwich-looking cookie like an Oreo rather than the stuff of beaches – but they’re delicious. The biscuits are pleasantly firm and nice enough, but it’s the filling that makes them, rich, smooth and just melt-in-your-mouth. I have a personal preference for the bitter chocolate ones but the others are also delightful!
Bought at: FamilyMart convenience store
Available at: larger FamilyMart/Circle K/Sunkus convenience stores, the gift section of selected department stores
Cost: 197 yen for one cookie
Status: Currently available but unclear for how long