released in 2015, ‘chocolatexture’ was based on the theme of chocolates with the same raw materials but with diverse textures and different tastes created from those distinctive textures. what was perceived through this latest design by nendo was that, although eating is generally thought of as one action, is actually the taste recognized after going through various procedures such as ‘place on top of the tongue’, ‘bite’, ‘roll inside the mouth’, ‘melt’ and ‘swallow’.
photos by akihiro yoshida
by | n’s ‘chocolatetexturebar’ is a single bar of chocolate, but the surface is divided into 12 faces, each with diverse texture. by tasting each face with the tongue, where one can enjoy a new taste dimension that is unlike any other conventional chocolates. stripes, dots, zigzags, checkered and wave patterns, create different three dimensional patterns, that are paired with five contrasting flavors: milk, strawberry, white, bitter and matcha.
the packaging by nendo
‘chocolatemixture’ combines various flavors that can be mixed into flask-shaped chocolates – freeze dried mango and raspberry, popping candy, three colored heart-shaped sugar and chocolate puffs, all which are contained in miniature-sized test tubes. the lids are made of white chocolate that have been fumigated to develop a cork color.
12 different textures in each bar of chocolate
the chocolate manufacture used their skillful production methods to produce hollow vessels of chocolate. the result is an experience that one can not only relish in flavor, but also enjoy developing different pallets through mixing combinations. checkout our interview with nendo at the 2015 maison et objet, where he reveals being a true chocolate fan.
the ‘chocolatemixture’ kit
the vessel is hollowed and made of chocolate the mini test tubes with various flavorsconsumers can mix and match to their liking the lids are made of white chocolate
the bottles are shaped like mini test-tubes
sleek, minimalist packaging
the variety kit
the ‘chocolatetexturebar’ comes in five flavors
each kit includes four vessels and five test tubes
the packaging for the ‘chocolamixture’