Japanese toilets have achieved international fame for their advanced design and functionality, and Toto sits at the forefront of the country’s commode community. In addition to models with standard Japanese features like bidets and “sound princess” modes, the company has also created an ultra-luxurious toilet that costs $11,000 and produces a “360-degree tornado flush.”
But even we were surprised when we heard that Toto is now selling edible toilets, in miniature, chocolate form.
To get our hands, and mouths, on them, we took a trip to the Toto toilet museum in the city of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture (the same facility Conan O’Brien visited while he was in Japan). Like most museums, it’s got a gift shop, and that’s where we got our package of Toilette Chocolat.
Toilette Chocolat actually made its debut back in February. A creation of local chocolatier Gran da Zur, it was such a hit with Valentine’s Day shoppers that they were completely sold out of their initial stock by the end of March, and it’s only now that they’ve got a new batch ready and shipped. In addition to the Toto Museum, you can also find them at some Kitakyushu souvenir shops.
For 756 yen, you get five chocolates inside a toilet-shaped box, complete with a functioning lid. While you might be expecting them to be a deep brown, they’re actually made of white chocolate, in order to visually represent the pristine porcelain of a brand-new Toto toilet bowl.
As we unwrapped one, we were struck by how intricate the detailing is. Not only is the shape of the bowl accurately reproduced, the seat and tank are separately molded.
As for the flavor, Toilette Chocolat is as rich, milky, and sweetly delicious as you’d expect from a mouthful of white chocolate. Considering that many people will be choosing to buy these based on their appearance alone, it’s a sign of Toto and Gran da Zur’s commitment to quality that they actually went to the trouble to make sure that they’d taste good enough to justify eating even without their unusual, giggle-inducing aesthetics.
Really, they’re so good that now we sort of want an upgraded dual-flavor version with a creamy milk chocolate filling for the bowl, because as gross as that would look, it would taste great.
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