One of the popular recent dessert trends in Japan, mint and chocolate combinations continue to do well, featured in everything from candies, cookies and drinks, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, mint chocolate chip ice cream. With the cold temperature further enhancing the refreshing sensation of the mint, the flavor lends itself naturally to the ice cream format.

At the same time, as we've seen in snack foods, strong sensations and flavors are also a popular trend now in Japan.

Thankfully for mint lovers, that "strong" wave has now reached mint ice cream with Akagi Nyugyo Company's latest creation, a mint chocolate ice cream bar with a long, impressive title commensurate with its impact: Sawayakasugi~ Yarisugi Chocominto Bar【さわやかすぎ~。やりすぎチョコミントバー】which literally translates as: "'Too fresh, too much' chocolate mint ice cream bar."

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Using a mint flavor which is ten times stronger than any previous version, this mint chocolate chip ice cream bar is sure to please those who love a strong minty fresh sensation.

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Sawayakasugi~ Yarisugi Chocominto Bar is available for the very cool price of 118 JPY (127 JPY after tax) and has 169 calories. It's available from today, March 5th in almost all 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Japan.

By - Ben K.